Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield in the city of Lara, southwest of Melbourne. 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over the duration of the event.
Umbrellas are used to protect condolence books for victims of the siege at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney before they are signed by visiting British foreign and defence secretaries on Monday. Three people, including the lone gunman who took 17 hostages during the siege, died in December. The visit to the site was held ahead of annual Australia-UK security talks.
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Andy Murray of Britain serves to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during men’s singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne on Thursday
An Iraq fan waits in the rain for the start of the Asian Cup semi-final football match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney
A general view shows the One Day International (ODI) tri-series cricket match between Australia and England in the field as the sun sets at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania
Jerzy Janowicz of Poland drops his racquet after defeating Gael Monfils of France in the men’s singles second round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne
Iran fans cheer before the start of their Asian Cup Group C soccer match against UAE at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane on Monday
A deer lays dead after a bushfire moved through the area near One Tree Hill in the Adelaide Hills. Firefighters raced on Monday to contain a major blaze before the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave, following the loss of 26 homes in the worst bushfire conditions in South Australia for three decades.
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Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney’s financial district
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Condolence messages are left as a sign of respect on the pavement at Martin Place, site of the Sydney café where customers and staff had been held hostage by a lone gunman on Monday.
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A man places flowers as a mark of respect for the victims of Martin Place siege today in Sydney, Australia. Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, was shot dead by police in the early hours of Tuesday morning after taking hostages at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place. Two other people died, 33-year-old cafe manager Tori Johnson and 38-year-old Sydney barrister Katrina Dawson. Six people have been injured and have been taken to hospital.
A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt Chocolat Café, where other hostages were being held, in Martin Place in central Sydney, Australia on Monday
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Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pays tribute to Phillip Hughes during the funeral service at Macksville High School Stadium on Wednesday in Macksville, Australia. Australian cricketer Hughes passed away last Thursday, aged 25, as a result of head injuries sustained during the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG.
Men from the pacific island nations of Tonga and Fiji perform a Haka dance after arriving in Sydney on Wednesday. Traditional Pacific island canoes sailed into Sydney Harbour bringing an urgent message to the world about climate change
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Demonstrators protest in the Brisbane CBD over climate change, uranium mining, coal seam gas fracking and traditional land rights ahead of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit, which starts on Saturday
Warm Weather Hits Sydney…SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 31: Members of the public enjoy the warm weather down at Bondi Beach on October 31, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Australia is expecting much hotter temperatures than usual for the next three months. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images)
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A swimmer does laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on Monday in Australia.
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A rider holds on as a bull tries to throw him during the Bull Ride Spectacular on the first day of the 2014 Deni Ute Muster at the Play on the Plains Festival grounds on Friday in Deniliquin, Australia.
A couple pass in front of a mural of a Muslim woman painted on a wall in an inner city suburb of Sydney on Thursday. Australian military jets are to join in the US-led air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, conducting refuelling and support missions
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Members of the Red Bull Flying Bach dance troupe perform on Sydney Harbour’s Fort Denison during a photo call on Tuesday