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Murdoch, a 7-year-old grey nurse shark eats a fish during feeding time at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary in Sydney...Murdoch, a 7-year-old grey nurse shark eats a fish during feeding time at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary in Sydney, February 6, 2014. Born in captivity, Murdoch is an example of the attraction's breeding program. According to the sanctuary the Grey Nurse shark population are still struggling to recover from targeted hunting in the 1970s and their slow reproductive rate.    REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Murdoch, a seven-year-old Grey Nurse shark eats a fish during feeding time at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary in Sydney, Australia. Born in captivity, Murdoch is an example of the sanctuary’s breeding programme. Read more

Onlookers watch as people pretend to hang off ledges and windowsills on an unusual architectural display, called "Merchants Store," during the Sydney Festival in Sydney Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Merchant Store is a mirror illusion art piece designed to give the impression of hanging off the outside of a building up high while really being safe on the ground. The festival is an arts-based event held in January each year boasting local and international artists in contemporary and classical music, dance, circus, drama and visual arts. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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People pretend to hang off ledges and windowsills on an unusual architectural display, called “Merchants Store”, during the Sydney Festival 2014 in Australia. Merchants Store is a mirror illusion art piece designed to give the impression of hanging off the outside of a building up high while really being safe on the ground. The festival is an arts-based event held in January each year boasting local and international artists in contemporary and classical music, dance, circus, drama and visual arts. Read more

CORRECTS TO AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, NOT THE WORLD'S LARGEST EXHIBITION - A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed at Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, "Sculptures By The Sea" in Sydney in  Australia,  Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.  The exhibition features sculptures which were made by both Australian and overseas artists.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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A sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unworth is displayed as part of Sculptures By The Sea, an exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition features works by Australian and international artists. Read more

A couple look at a house burnt out by bushfires in Winmalee in Sydney's Blue Mountains. Residents faced scenes of devastation on Friday after bushfires ravaged communities and destroyed "hundreds" of homes in southeastern Australia with dozens of blazes still burning out of control.

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A couple look at a house burnt out by bushfires in Winmalee in Sydney‘s Blue Mountains. Residents faced scenes of devastation on Friday after bushfires ravaged communities and destroyed ‘hundreds’ of homes in southeastern Australia with dozens of blazes still burning out of control.

Sydney Shrouded In Smoke As Bushfires Rage Across NSW...SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17:  A general view of play during the Ryobi Cup cricket match between the South Australian Redbacks and the Western Australia Warriors at Drummoyne Oval on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is shrouded in a haze of smoke as brushfires rage in the western Sydney suburbs of Springwood, Winmalee and Lithgow.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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A Ryobi Cup cricket match between the South Australian Redbacks and the Western Australia Warriors at Drummoyne Oval on Thursday, in Sydney, Australia. The city is shrouded in a haze of smoke as brushfires rage in its western suburbs of Springwood, Winmalee and Lithgow. Read more

Visitors try out small weapons on the HMAS Darwin at Royal Australian Navy's Sydney base of Garden Island, during an open day after the Navy celebrated 100 years since their first ships entered Sydney Harbour, on October 7, 2013.  The open day followed the Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review which also included visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

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Visitors try out small weapons on HMAS Darwin at the Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney base on Garden Island. The open day was part of the navy’s celebrations to mark 100 years since its first ships entered Sydney Harbour. Other events included an International Fleet Review with visiting warships from Britain, Singapore, Japan, India, Thailand and the United States.

Dark clouds cover the sky over the iconic Sydney Opera House (C) prior to the arrival of the tall ships on the eve of the International Fleet Review on Thursday. Warships from 19 countries will steam into Sydney Harbour on Friday for a nautical extravaganza to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's fleet into Sydney Harbour. Ships from countries including China, Thailand, the US, Malaysia and former colonial power Britain will pass through the heads into the harbour where they will join tall ships from around the world.

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Dark clouds cover the sky over the Sydney Opera House on Thursday on the eve of the International Fleet Review. Warships from 19 countries will steam into Sydney Harbour on Friday for a nautical extravaganza to mark the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet into Sydney Harbour. Ships from countries including China, Thailand, the US, Malaysia and Britain will pass through the heads into the harbour where they will join tall ships from around the world.

A Tyrannosaurus rex takes a morning stroll with commuters in Martin Place on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia. In a world first, the Australian Museum presents "Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family", an innovative, multimedia experience showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree. With over 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens on display, including one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii, the exhibition runs from 23 November 2013 to 27 July 2014. Showcasing a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, including neverbefore-seen specimens from China, "Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family" is designed to provide a snapshot of dinosaur life and show how this group became the world's top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws and bone-crunching teeth.

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A man dressed as a Tyrannosaurus rex takes a morning stroll with commuters in Martin Place on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia to mark an exhibition being held at the Australian Museum.

A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney...A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney, Australia Read more

A passenger ferry navigates past the Sydney Opera House and the Central Business District on a sunny winter afternoon in Sydney July 31, 2013. Sydney has experienced one of the warmest Julys on record with average daytime temperatures of above 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit), local media reported.

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A passenger ferry navigates past the Sydney Opera House and the Central Business District on a sunny winter afternoon in Sydney on Wednesday. Sydney has experienced one of the warmest Julys on record, with average daytime temperatures of above 19 degrees Celsius, local media reported.