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BREGENZ, AUSTRIA - Singers perform on a giant stage on Lake Constance during a rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Ein Maskenball" (A Masked Ball) July 15. The design of the stage in the lake shows "Death" reading the book of life. The annual Bregenz festival will open on July 20. Photo by Miro Kuzmanovic (Reuters)