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Meet the Cosmotron bubble car - the amazing 140mph dream machine with a bubble top converted from a 1998 BMW Z3. Paul Bacon, 39, from Leicester furnished the space-age car with household objects such as salt and pepper shakers on the engine and moisturiser bottletops on the rear grille (Andy Willsheer/Rex Features)

Pictures of the week: From a space-age car to an unlikely animal friendship

Here's our pick of the pictures around the world this week...