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Australian Member of Parliament Tim Wilson proposed marriage to his longtime partner on Monday from the House floor, in what's believed to be the first proposal of its kind in the legislature. Australian House of Parliament hide caption

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Warning signs adorn the fence surrounding the compound housing the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla, during the official launch near Jamestown, Australia, on Friday. David Gray/Reuters hide caption

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A view of Uluru in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia in 2013. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone formation situated in central Australia approximately 335 kilometers from Alice Springs. The site and its surrounding area is sacred to the Anangu, the Indigenous people of this area, and is visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images hide caption

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A handout photo from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship shows the detention camp at Manus Island in 2012. Some asylum-seekers are heading to the U.S. for resettlement. Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (left) says Parliament could legalize same-sex marriage this year if the nation's voters endorse it. He spoke about the issue on Tuesday with Finance Minister Mathias Cormann at Parliament House in Canberra. Rod McGuirk/AP hide caption

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What attacked Sam Kanizay's feet? That question stumped marine scientists after the Australian teen emerged from the water with countless bloody pinpricks on his feet Saturday in Melbourne. Jarrod Kanizay via AP hide caption

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The wreckage of a U.S. Marine Osprey has been found underwater off the coast of northeast Australia. The aircraft had taken off from the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship, seen here during exercises earlier this summer. Jason Reed/Getty Images hide caption

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This June 2008 photo shows an ancient Aboriginal rock carving in the Burrup Peninsula in the north of Western Australia. Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian Cardinal George Pell looks on as he makes a statement at the Holy See Press Office in Vatican City on June 29, after being charged with historical sex offenses. Pell has since returned to Australia to face the charges, which he denies. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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While Corals Die Along The Great Barrier Reef, Humans Struggle To Adjust

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Police in the Australian state of Victoria have announced sexual abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell, the pope's finance chief. At the Vatican on Thursday, Pell said he would return to Australia to fight the charges. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell of Australia has been charged by police in the state of Victoria with sexual assault. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cows graze near Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia. China has replaced the United States as the second-largest foreign owner of agricultural land in Australia. (The UK is No. 1.) Auscape/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?

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Explorers Probing Deep Sea Abyss Off Australia's Coast Find Living Wonders

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