Serbia’s Novak Djokovic makes a backhand return to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Photo Andy Brownbill/AP
Andy Murray of Britain yells during his semifinal match against Milos Raonic of Canada at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne
Serena Williams of the U.S. serves during her quarter-final match against Russia’s Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia
Novak Djokovic of Serbia prepares to serve to Andreas Seppi of Italy during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia
Germany’s Dustin Brown plays during his doubles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic serves during his first round match against South Korea’s Hyeon Chung at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia
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Thousands gather at the steps of the State Library before marching on Friday in Melbourne, Australia. The march is part of a national movement ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Paris on Monday
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.
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.
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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
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates defeating Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia to win their women’s singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open 2015 tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia.
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.
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
Multiple exposure of Rafael Nadal hitting a return to Roger Federer during their men’s singles semi-final match at the Australian Open 2014 in Melbourne on Friday. Nadal won in three sets to go through to the final.
Tennis fans protect themselves from the sun during a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.