The aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Marcia in Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia, on Friday. The small town on the Capricorn Coast is bearing the brunt of the wild weather. Another cyclone has made landfall on the country's north coast. Karin Calvert/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Singer Conchita Wurst, representing Austria, performs the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wurst, who won the competition, placed seventh on Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Al-Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste, appears in court March 31, 2014, along with several other defendants during their trial on terrorism charges in Cairo, Egypt. Heba Elkholy/AP hide caption

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An employee in a Sydney bookshop in 2012 adjusts packaged cigarettes, which have to be sold in identical olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings. William West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Christmas today is characterized by gastronomic eclecticism. Many of us have abandoned the old British customs — except for the rich and alcoholic Christmas pudding. Edward Shaw/iStockphoto hide caption

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife, Margie, pay their respects at the Martin Place memorial site on Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images hide caption

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A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, on Monday. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin looks to his side during the family photo session of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday. Putin was sternly criticized by Western leaders over Moscow's involvement in eastern Ukraine. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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These scuba divers are among the 2 million tourists who visit the Great Barrier Reef each year. They contribute about $5.6 billion to Australia's economy, according to the Queensland government. Steve Dorsey for NPR hide caption

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Australia is no longer processing new visa applications from the three worst-hit countries in Africa's Ebola outbreak. Here, a jetliner prepares to land at Sydney's international airport. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A photo made available on Monday of the Fugro Discovery search vessel moored at Fremantle Port in Perth, Australia. The vessel is one of three that will resume the search for possible wreckage from MH370. Angie Raphael/EPA/Landov hide caption

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New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione (right) and Australian Federal Police Acting Commissioner Andrew Colvin describe how 800 federal and state police officers raided more than two-dozen properties as part of the operation Thursday in Sydney. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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