The marquee of United Artists theater is seen during Amazon’s premiere screening of the TV series “Transparent” at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California, in September 2014. Amazon Studios’ foray into filmmaking and the promise of a dozen $15 million movies per year amounts to the creation of a new art-house size studio in Hollywood - a new Fox Searchlight or Focus Features. (Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters)

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Transparent creator Jill Soloway (centre) with cast from the Amazon-funded series

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Black Lives Matter demonstration in New York, which took place in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting at the hands of a Missouri police officer. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

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Damien Hirst in front of one of his works. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

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David Greenglass, second  left, is led into the federal courthouse in New York by US deputy marshall Eugene Fitzgerald for sentencing as a spy in 1951. Photograph: AP

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Comedian Joan Rivers, who has died aged 81,  arrives for  a presentation of the Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter  collection during New York Fashion Week in 2012. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Files/Reuters.

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