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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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Australian soccer players (in yellow) observe a moment of silence for the victims of last week's London attacks prior to a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia's national team on Thursday in Australia. Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images hide caption

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"I have been ordered to say that Lord Bigglesworth believes he was put on this earth to be decorative and be worshipped by his human slaves," writes Gina Brett of Cat People of Melbourne. Rachel Nagy/Courtesy of Cat People of Melbourne hide caption

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The 12-year-old boy who Australian police say drove some 800 miles solo likely traveled down roads like this one near the remote town of Broken Hill in New South Wales. Rob Griffith/AP hide caption

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A Tasmanian tiger in captivity, circa 1930. It is believed that the last wild thylacine was shot in 1930 and the last captive one died in 1936. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Back From The Dead? Reported Sightings Fuel Hope For Return Of Tasmanian Tigers

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Smoke and flames rise after a Beechcraft plane crashed into a shopping center after it took off from Essendon Airport in suburban Melbourne, Australia. Jordan Fouracre/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI apologized in 2008 to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy at a mass in Sydney at St. Mary's Cathedral. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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