A 2014 photo shows coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Australian government is dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars to protecting and researching the reef.
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Australia's Julian Wilson cuts back on a wave during his heat against Michel Bourez on day 5 of last year's Margaret River Pro Surfing Competition.
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A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Tuesday. Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government is looking into how hundreds of secret documents were left inside two large cabinets that were sold. He's seen here with members of his Cabinet after they were sworn in in 2016.
A white SUV (center) sits in the middle of the road as police and emergency personnel work at the scene of where a car ran over pedestrians in Flinders Street in Melbourne on Thursday.
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