Last week in culture, we were dancin' in the rain, Hindus celebrated the festival of cobras, and the world prepared for the start of the summer Olympics. Click on for more from the week.

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  • US singer, Lise Lindstrom, as Turandot, performs during a rehearsal of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini's opera 'Turandot' on July 25, 2012 in the French southern city of Orange, during the Choregies d'Orange, a festival dedicated to opera, lyrical art and symphonic concert. (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Emily Atha waits for the start of the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 27, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • A young participant wearing an outfit featuring an animation character performs at the annual Comics Festival and Game Fair in Hong Kong Friday, July 27, 2012. The fair is expected to attract more than 170 local and international exhibitors displaying their latest comics, video games and accessories. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • In this photo made available Friday, July 27, 2012 people watch hot-air balloons during the Saxonia International Balloon Fiesta in Leipzig, eastern Germany, Thursday evening, July 26, 2012. (AP Photo/dapd, Sebastian Willnow)

  • A man lights a candle in Duisburg, Germany, Monday, July 23, 2012. On the eve of the 24th of July, mourners remember the second anniversary of a stampede at the Music Festival Love Parade where 21 people were killed on July 24, 2010. 21 crosses are seen on the stairs that was the only exit at the mass panic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

  • This undated publicity photo released by Lincoln Center Festival 2012 shows Cate Blanchett, left, and Richard Roxburgh in a scene from the Sydney Theatre Company's production of 'Uncle Vanya.'

  • Lincoln Center Festival 2012

    This July 13, 2012 photo released by the Lincoln Center Festival shows Aurelie Dupont as Giselle and Mathieu Ganio as Albrecht of the Paris Opera Ballet performing in "Giselle", presented by Lincoln Center Festival 2012 at the David H. Koch Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Festival, Stephanie Berger)

  • Members of Brouhaha perform during the Edinburgh Festival Carnival in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2012. Musicians, dancers and street entertainment from all over the world have descended on Scotland's capital to take part in the Edinburgh Festival Carnival. (AP Photo / Danny Lawson, PA)

  • A flag thrower performs in front of 180 alphorn players during the 11th international alphorn festival in Nendaz, south western Switzerland, Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

  • US singer songwriter Bob Dylan performs on stage at "Les Vieilles Charrues" Festival in Carhaix, western France, Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

  • A man dressed as ten-headed demon king Ravana dances as protesters rally to support India's anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 27, 2012. Three supporters of Hazare entered the third day of their indefinite fast to pressure the government into passing a strong law against corruption. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Diavolo Dance Theater dancers perform near the 1960s-era Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain in Grand Park, Thursday, July 26, 2012, during the opening ceremony in Los Angeles. Grand Park, a $56 million 12-acre greenspace in the heart of downtown's cultural and civic center stretches from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east, is one of he largest open spaces in Los Angeles County. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • Are Kjeldsberg-Skauby, 12, of Normay, dances in a torrential downpour in Times Square, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • A couple dance in the streets of Guantanamo, Cuba, on the eve of the country's Revolution Day, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Revolution Day marks the July 26, 1953 rebel attack led by Fidel and Raul Castro on the Moncada military barracks. The attack is considered the beginning of the revolution that culminated with dictator Fulgencio Batista's ouster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

  • A group of alphorn players perform during the 11th international alphorn festival in Nendaz, south western Switzerland, Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

  • Dancing girls prepare for rehearsal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

  • A young Indian Muslim girl dances at the Jama Masjid on the first night of Ramadan in New Delhi, India, Saturday, July 21, 2012. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

  • Dancers perform in a hangar of the former Berlin airport Tempelhof during the 3rd Berlin Summer Rave in Berlin, Germany, early Sunday, July 22, 2012. Some 20,000 fans of electronic music are expected at the summer rave, a dance party in three hangars and on two extra dance floors. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • Crosses erected in honor of the victims of the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting are shown at sunrise, Friday, July 27, 2012. It was a week ago Friday that a gunman opened fire during a late-night showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" Batman movie, killing 12 and injuring dozens of others. Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • A model displays a creation by Nupur Arora at the Bangalore Fashion Week in Bangalore, India, Friday, July 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • Smokey

    Smokey, one of Jungle Island's capuclin monkey, poses for photos with his favorite toy, a doll, as people tour a new exhibit, in Miami, Thursday, July 26, 2012, featuring a white lion, two royal white tigers and two snow tigers. These rare cats have a new state-of-the-art home. Visitors will be able to walk right up to the glass and get an up-close view of these one-of-a-kind animals. The white lion is not an albino but rather a rare color mutation caused by a recessive gene known as the color inhibitor gene. Their color ranges from blonde to near white. It is believed that only 300 remain in the world. White tigers have a certain genetic condition that eliminates the orange color in their skin. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Indian artist Ranjit Dahiya works on a mural of Bollywood star Rajesh Khanna as part of Bollywood Art Project (BAP) in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. One of India's first superstars, Khanna died last week of undisclosed causes at age 69.BAP is an urban public art project that aims to transform the walls in Mumbai into a living memorial to Bollywood to commemorate 100 years of Hindi cinema. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)

  • A tourist takes a photo of Tokyo Skytree reflected off the mirror, a part of artwork created by Tokyo University of Art students in Tokyo Wednesday, July 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

  • Researcher Silvia Gori works inside the Sant'Orsola monastery in Florence, Italy, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Archeologists found a skeleton buried inside the monastery that could belong to Lisa Gherardini, the first model of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa' painting.

  • Children perform on stage during the opening ceremony of the International Olympic Committee session in central London's Royal Opera House, Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • A worker rappels down the side of the ExCel Center to adjust the large sports banners in preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • Nepalese Hindus devotees walk in a queue towards a shrine to worship the snake God at Nagadaha, near Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Nag Panchami, a festival to worship live snakes or their images, is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

  • Actor Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visit a memorial to the victims of Friday's mass shooting, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire during a late-night showing of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises," which stars Bale as Batman. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)