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Young surfers, nicknamed 'grommets' in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

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Young surfers, nicknamed ‘grommets’ in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney

Traditional dancers wait to perform before the swearing-in of members of the new West Daly Regional council in the aboriginal community of Peppimenarti, about 320km south-west of Darwin, Australia, 04 July 2014. The Northern Territory (NT) government is dismantling the Supershire network set up by the previous Labor government in favour of 63 local council to better represent local communities.

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Traditional dancers wait to perform before the swearing-in of members of the new West Daly Regional Council in the aboriginal community of Peppimenarti, about 320km southwest of Darwin, Australia on Friday

Rotary members and friends climb Sydney Harbour Bridge in an attempt to break the World Record for the most people on the bridge at one time and also the most flags on the bridge at one time in Sydney on Friday. Rotary broke the Guinness World Record for the number of people on the bridge with 340 beating the previous record of 316 organised by Oprah Winfrey in 2008. Also the record was broken for the number of different international flags flown with 219 flown beating the previous record of 143 to raise funds for Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign.

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Rotary members and friends climb Sydney Harbour bridge in an attempt to break the world record for the most people on the bridge at one time and the most flags on the bridge at one time

General view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

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A general aerial view of dried-up rivers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

Anti-Gas Protesters Celebrate Suspension Of Drilling Permit...LISMORE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15:  Protesters celebrate at the Bentley blockade site on May 15, 2014 in Lismore, Australia. Anti-gas protesters are celebrating today after a drilling permit allowing mining company Metgasco to set up an exploratory gas well on a private property in Bentley, NSW was suspended due to 'insufficient' community consultation. The suspension comes just days before a planned police operation reportedly involving over 800 officers, was expected to move forward to clear the activist blockade at the property.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

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Anti-gas drilling protesters celebrate at the Bentley blockade site on Thursday in Lismore, Australia, after a drilling permit allowing mining company Metgasco to set up an exploratory gas well on a private property in Bentley was suspended because of “insufficient” community consultation. Read more

Surfer holding her board wades through the surf as clouds above are lit by the setting sun at Mollymook Beach on the south coast of New South Wales

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A surfer holds her board as she wades through the surf at Mollymook Beach on the south coast of New South Wales on Thursday

Hundreds of tourists stand on a viewing platform to watch the sunrise in Uluru, Australia, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Uluru Tuesday during their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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Tourists watch the sunrise in Uluru, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Uluru on Tuesday during their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George. Read more

In this April 9, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft's black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane's wreckage will soon be found.

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A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion flies past Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield on a mission to drop sonar buoys to assist in the acoustic search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean

A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest after sunset upon its return from a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, at the Royal Australian Air Force base Pearce in Perth, Monday, March 24, 2014. Satellite images released by Australia and China had earlier identified possible debris in an area that may be linked to the disappearance of the flight on March 8 with 239 people aboard.

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A ground controller guides a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion to rest in Perth after sunset upon its return from searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean. Satellite images released by Australia and China had identified possible debris in an area where the flight may have disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard.

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain drives on the grass during the first practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne...Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives on the grass during the first practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne March 14, 2014.

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain on the grass during the first practice session of the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne