British premier Gordon Brown is no stranger to tackling dragons in the political arena. He came eyeball to eyeball with a more exotic version this week, though, when he helped launch a display of terracotta warriors at the British Museum.
One of his tasks in inaugurating the exhibition - the biggest hosted by the museum for almost 40 years - was painting in the eyes on the traditional dragon dance costume. A task which he completed with aplomb, keeping a steady hand and smiling throughout.
Expected to be one of the biggest cultural events to hit the British capital this year, the expo features a group of 2,200-year-old ceramic figures excavated from the mausoleum of the first Chinese emperor in 1974.
Mr Brown wasn't the only Downing Street resident making the headlines this week. A fluffy feline called Sybil was also enjoying celebrity status after taking up residence at Number 10. The black and white moggy - named after the famous Fawlty Towers landlady - belongs to Chancellor Alistair Darling and his wife Margaret, and is the first cat to prowl the corridors of the famous residence in ten years.