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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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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

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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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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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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney last week. Abbott has announced the deployment of 190 police to help secure the MH17 wreckage site, where 37 Australians were killed. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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An oil refinery is pictured in the southern Sydney suburb of Kurnell earlier this week. Australia's Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country's carbon tax and plans for emissions trading — a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Jason Reed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Australian celebrity chef and author Kylie Kwong (left) teaches a cooking workshop at Yaama Dhiyaan, a cooking and hospitality school for at-risk aborginal youth. The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

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International air crews involved in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane gathered Tuesday on the tarmac at the Royal Australian Air Force Pierce Base in Bullsbrook, near Perth. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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