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Rainbows Light Up Sydney Harbour...SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 17:  A rainbow is seen over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on June 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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A rainbow is seen over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia 

The roof of the Sydney Opera House is pictured as a JetStar Airlines Airbus A320 plane flies near delegates from the inaugural China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) summit as they stand atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia ...REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO The roof of the Sydney Opera House is pictured as a JetStar Airlines Airbus A320 plane flies near delegates from the inaugural China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) summit as they stand atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia June 1, 2015. The climb was the opening event of the five-day summit which is being promoted as a way for "industry and government leaders from both countries to create a more innovative, collaborative Australia-China relationship".    REUTERS/David Gray

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The roof of the Sydney Opera House is pictured as a JetStar Airlines Airbus A320 plane flies near delegates from the inaugural China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) summit as they stand atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. The climb was the opening event of the five-day summit which is being promoted as a way for “industry and government leaders from both countries to create a more innovative, collaborative Australia-China relationship”. 

Traditonally dressed Australian Aboriginal performers hold gum-tree leaves as they dance on Sydney's Coogee Beach as they participate in a 'Corroboree'

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Traditonally dressed Australian Aboriginal performers hold gum-tree leaves as they dance on Sydney’s Coogee Beach as they participate in a ‘Corroboree’ showcasing traditional dance during an event to mark National Reconciliation Week

A homeless man sits on a street in the Central Business District of Sydney as the Australian government prepares to release its 2015/16 budget on Tuesday. Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey insisted he will deliver a "responsible and fair" budget as the government battles to juggle slumping revenue and a huge deficit while avoiding a voter backlash

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A homeless man sits on a street in the Central Business District of Sydney as the Australian government prepares to release its 2015/16 budget on Tuesday

Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal bowls during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against South Africa at the SCG...Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushal bowls during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) March 18, 2015.     REUTERS/Steve Christo  (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Sri Lanka’s Tharindu Kaushal bowls during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne's Albert Park Track...Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne's Albert Park Track, March 12, 2015.   (Top Row, L to R) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia, Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark and McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain. (Bottom Row, L to R) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany, Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico, Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain, Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France, Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela, Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden, Sauber driver Felipe Nasr of Brazil, Marussia driver Will Stevens of Britain and Marussia driver Roberto Merhi of Spain.   REUTERS/Brandon Malone (AUSTRALIA  - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1)

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Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia. (Top Row, L to R) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain; Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany; Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia; Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia; Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil; Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland; Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany; Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland; McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark; and McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain. (Bottom Row, L to R) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany; Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico; Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands; Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain; Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France; Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela; Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden; Sauber driver Felipe Nasr of Brazil; Marussia driver Will Stevens of Britain; and Marussia driver Roberto Merhi of Spain.

Lightning strikes delay the start of play before the round 21 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City FC at Pirtek Stadium on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia

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Lightning strikes delay the start of play before the round 21 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City FC at Pirtek Stadium on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia

Bangladesh's Nassir Hossain leaps onto team mates in celebration after Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament in their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide...Bangladesh's Nassir Hossain (top) leaps onto team mates in celebration after Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament in their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide, March 9, 2015.

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Bangladesh’s Nassir Hossain leaps onto team mates in celebration after Bangladesh knocked England out of the tournament in their Cricket World Cup match in Adelaide, on Monday

Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australi...Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield in the city of Lara, southwest of Melbourne on February 24, 2015. Some 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over the duration of the event.   AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCKPAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images

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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. 

TOPSHOTS Umbrellas protect condolence bo...TOPSHOTS Umbrellas protect condolence books for victims of the siege at the Lindt Cafe where three people, including the lone gunman, died in December 2014, from the rain before being signed by visiting British foreign and defence secretaries in Sydney on February 2, 2015. The visit to the site was held ahead of annual Australia-UK security talks. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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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. 

Murray of Britain serves to Berdych of Czech Republic during men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne...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 January 29, 2015.

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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 their Asian Cup semi-final soccer match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 26, 2015.

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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 ODI tri-series cricket match between Australia and England in the field as the sun sets at Bellerive Oval in Hobart...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 January 23, 2015. REUTERS/Hamish Blair

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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 reacts after defeating Gael Monfils of France in their men's singles second round match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne

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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 January 19, 2015.

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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 on January 5, 2015. Firefighters raced January 5 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.  AFP PHOTO / BRENTON EDWARDSBrenton Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

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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.

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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Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney’s financial district

 Condolence messages are written on the pavement as a sign of respect at Martin Place

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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.

A man places flowers as a mark of respect for the victims of Martin Place siege on December 16, 2014 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.

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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.

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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