In the years before the drought began, Australia carried out a giant reset of its water rights. First, the government put a cap on the total amount of water available for farmers. Then, farmers received shares of that total supply. Martin Benik/Corbis hide caption

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Vegemite rolls along the production line at the Vegemite factory in Melbourne, Australia, in 2013. The iconic yeast-based spread is reportedly being used to produce moonshine in officially dry communities. Julian Smith/EPA/Landov hide caption

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James Harrison was recognized in 2003 with the Guinness World Record for the most blood donated by one person. DAVID GRAY/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visits the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday. Abbott has declined to refute claims that his government paid smugglers to turn back would-be asylum seekers. Tracey Nearmy/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Actor Johnny Depp brought his dogs to Australia without first placing them under a mandated 10-day quarantine. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A composite image of file photos shows Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan in Denpasar district court in Bali. Indonesia executed the two men, along with six others, early Wednesday. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (center) of the Philippines, is escorted by Indonesian officers during a hearing to appeal her conviction on drug-smuggling charges in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in March. Veloso is one of three "Bali Nine" inmates who have been told their execution date is imminent. Bimo Satrio/EPA/Landov hide caption

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File photos from Jan. 2006 show Australian drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran, left, and Andrew Chan during their trial in Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities are reportedly ready to set an execution date for the pair. Firdia Lisnawati/AP hide caption

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Police made one of several arrests at this house in Narre Warren, a suburb of Melbourne, Saturday. Police raided houses in the city's outer eastern suburbs and made several arrests over an alleged attack planned for ANZAC Day. David Crosling/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott looks during a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, last month. Abbott announced Sunday that his government would close a loophole to discourage families from refusing childhood vaccinations. Lukas Coch/EPA/Landov hide caption

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The producers of Dallas Buyers Club want to contact people who have viewed pirated copies of the film. Here, actor Jared Leto accepts an award for his work in the film at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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About 30 people believed to be relatives of Chinese passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing a year ago, protest near the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing on Sunday. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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