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Men from the pacific island nations of Tonga and Fiji perform a traditional Haka after arriving in Sydney on Wednesday. Traditional Pacific island canoes sailed into Sydney Harbour on after a vast journey across the ocean, bringing an urgent message to the world about climate change

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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

Demonstrators protest in the Brisbane CBD over climate change, uranium mining, coal seam gas fracking and traditional land rights ahead of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit on November 11, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. International leaders will descend on Brisbane for the annual G20 summit November 15-16.

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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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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) 

A swimmer swims laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on October 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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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.

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 October 3, 2014 in Deniliquin, 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 October 2, 2014. Australian military jets are to join in the US-led air war against the Islamic State group in Iraq, conducting refuelling and support missions, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

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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

Members of the Red Bull Flying Bach dance troupe perform on Sydney Harbour's Fort Denison during a photo call, in Sydney September 9, 2014. The group, in Australia as part of their world tour, perform acrobatic dance to the classical music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach with combined with electronic beats. Pictured are (L-R) Tim Mandriamanantena, Anna Holmstrom, Nordine-Dany Grimah and Yamine Manaa.

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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

Wild Weather Hits Melbourne...MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31:  People shelter from the rain under umbrellas as they cross the road from Federation Square on July 31, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100mk/h hit Melbourne this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Braving the weather in Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia as temperatures dropped and strong winds of over 100km an hour hit the city this afternoon, bringing rain and hail across the state. 

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