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December 19, 2016

Iconic Pictures From Australia In 2016

The Fish Within The Jellyfish

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Well, we guess there’s one lifeform that’s having a worse day than we are… that fish. No, not the jellyfish… the fish INSIDE the jellyfish. He doesn’t look too happy.

New Year’s Day 2016

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Australians not only know how to party during the New Year, as is clearly evident from this gorgeous display of fireworks in Sydney, but they do so in an orderly fashion. The police department made only 30 arrests, despite over 1,600,000 people in attendance.

Diving Forehand At The 2016 Australian Open

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Sometimes, it takes drastic measures to get what you need. Gael Monfils, a French tennis player, dove for the chance to make this shot at the 2016 Australian Open.

The Stargazing Koala

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A koala is photographed stargazing at the Australian southern sky. One of those dots is the Andromeda galaxy, the biggest member of our galactic group.

Fighting Fascism

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Social protest can take both non-violent and violent forms. Here, a group of anti-fascism protestors set alight an Australian flag. They were protesting what they viewed were fascist policies implemented by the Australian government.

Pokemon Go… GO!

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A sign of the times! While near the Sydney Opera House, every single person in attendance is seen on their smart phone, playing the newly-released Pokemon GO!

At The Australian Freestyle Mogul Championship

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The Australian Freestyle Mogul Championship brings out the best skiers in the world. American Kaitlyn Harrell came with her best game and executed this amazing flip!

Seagulls At The 2016 Melbourne Cup

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Like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, the 2016 Melbourne Cup bore witness to this seagull extravaganza. We hope not too many people got “marked” by those gulls…

The Awesome Australian Sunset

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Pat Cummins takes the field during one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve ever seen. This happened at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Under The Dome

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The Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park in the middle of Australia was the scene of this amazing full rainbow that looked like a dome over the park. That would have been a great time to visit!

The Supermoon in Fremantle

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It seems like every moon recently has been dubbed the “biggest supermoon since the last supermoon.” We think that’s only hype, but this moon does, indeed, look pretty big!

Bush Fire In Sydney

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A bush fire in Sydney burned everything on one side of this road, while not touching the neighborhood on the other side.

So Much For Water-Front Property

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A massive storm dropped so much rain over Sydney, it eroded the ground to the point where this water-front property had it’s pool fall out. That will definitely bring down its real estate value.

Flooding In Tasmania

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The island of Tasmania in Australia suffered some flooding in 2016. A local runs across a bridge over the South Esk river after a storm. This is in Launceston, Tasmania.

Fighting a Tire Fire

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Helicopters were sent into this Melbourne neighborhood to put out a tire fire. A mother, with her children, watches as the chopper drops water on the burning blaze!

The Dying Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef has been undergoing a mass-bleaching which has killed over 22% of the underwater sea life habitat. This area, near Lizard Island, is thought to be the place where it all began.

Not Guilty!

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Gable Tostee was acquitted of murder in the death of a New Zealand tourist named Warriena Wright. After a night of partying and sex, she fell from Gable’s 14th story balcony.

Indigenous Representation

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Pat Dodson is the shadow assistant minister for Indigenous affairs. The Parliament House in Canberra had a shadow ministry meeting and the first term Senator attended.

A Windy Day In Melbourne

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Melbourne had some crazy windy weather in 2016 with wind speeds reaching 60 miles per hour. The locals seemed just fine with the weather and did not even bat an eyelash!

Koala Escaping The Flood

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Floods in Australia were pretty devastating in 2016… as is any flood. This koala managed to escape from the rushing waters by standing on this fence post. We wonder how long he was stuck there…

Beach Tribute To Australian Suicides

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Shoes are lined up on a beach in Australia to give tribute to Australian men who took their own lives in 2016.

Cat On The Rugby Pitch

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This cat ran onto a rugby field during a match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Penrith Panthers in Sydney.

The Snorkeling Senator

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Pauline Hanson is the leader of Australia’s One Nation party. The senator went snorkeling near the Great Barrier Reef at Keppel Island.

The Eerie Minister

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Australia has a spotty reputation when it comes to migrants and refugees. One refugee, Hodan Yasi, set herself on fire in protest. Here’s an eerie picture of Peter Dutton, the minister for immigration, addressing the media about her self-immolation suicide.

Theme Park Memorial

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An accident on a ride at Australia’s Dreamworld theme park claimed the lives of 4 people. Two mourners can be seen leaving at a memorial set up in front of the park the day after the tragedy.

Gay Mardi Gras

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At the 38th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a man celebrates his happiness, wearing only a rainbow flag and Speedos.

Justice For Aborigines

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Aborigines in Australia have not been treated well historically. One 14 year old boy was supposedly killed by a 55 year old man. These protestors await the man’s arrival for his manslaughter trial.

Aussie Olympic Team Uniform Unveiling

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The Australian Olympic team revealed their Olympic uniforms at an even in Bondi Beach.

The New Prime Minister… Maybe

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Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is seen at a press conference on July 3rd, 2016, to announce the election result. Instead, he told the audience that the election results were still undetermined.

Honoring The Late Richie Benaud

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Late cricket commentator, Richie Benaud, who also used to be a cricket player, is commemorated by fans at a game.

The Big Freeze Ice Slide Challenge

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To help fight Motor Neuron Disease, Eddie McGuire, the Collingwood president jumped into the freezing water at the fundraising “Big Freeze” ice slide challenge.

Vocal Protestor

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s speech was interrupted by the Whistleblowers Activists and Citizens Alliance. Activist Agnes Prest holds up a sign that reads “FFS Close The Bloody Camps.”

The Veronicas

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Australian pop group, The Veronicas, are shown performing at the 30th ARIA Awards in Sydney, dressed in matching, glamorous outfits.

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