In pictures: French artist spends a week inside a boulder

Poincheval made headlines when the two halves of the rock closed around him
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French artist Abraham Poincheval prepares to leave the 12-tonne boulder where he was entombed for a week at the Palais de Tokyo on March 1, 2017 in Paris. The artist made headlines worldwide when the two halves of the rock closed around him. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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French artist Abraham Poincheval is pictured on a screen as he is entombed inside a 12-tonne boulder for a week. Poincheval had carved out a hole inside the rock in his own image. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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A doctor and his assistant help French artist Abraham Poincheval leave the 12-tonne boulder where he was entombed. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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A doctor and his assistant help French artist Abraham Poincheval walk after he left the boulder where he was entombed. Poincheval, 44, had carved out a hole inside the rock in his own image, just big enough for him to sit up in, with a niche to hold supplies of water, soup and dried meat. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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French artist Abraham Poincheval speaks to the press. The artist made headlines when the two halves of the rock closed around him on February 22. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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People take picture of the inside of the boulder where French artist Abraham Poincheval was entombed for a week. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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French artist Abraham Poincheval after he left the boulder where he was entombed. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
Thu 02 Mar 2017 11:26 AM GST