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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the government offices in Sydney on July 10. On Tuesday, Turnbull called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the northern part of the country. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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Fedor Konyukhov prepares for liftoff from the Northam Aero Club on July 12 in Northam, Australia. For the past eight days, he has had little sleep in an open gondola hurtling at high speeds through below-freezing air that is too thin to breathe. Paul Kane/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands of people in Melbourne, Australia, took to the streets on March 20 during a protest demanding that refugees not be sent to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea or to the republic of Nauru. Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at Southport Magistrates Court on Monday on Australia's Gold Coast. Heard faced two counts of breaching Australia's quarantine laws by bringing in the couple's pet dogs, Pistol and Boo, on a private jet in May 2015. Matt Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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This undated picture of bleached coral (lower right) on part of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia was taken by Prof. Terry Hughes during an aerial survey of the reef. Terry Hughes/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies hide caption

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CSIRO's Australia Telescope Compact Array at the Paul Wild Observatory. Alex Cherney hide caption

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In A Far-Off Galaxy, A Clue To What's Causing Strange Bursts Of Radio Waves

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Police released a photo of bra inserts that were found to contain about 50 gallons of liquid methamphetamine. Australian authorities say they've arrested four people over the illegal drug shipments. Australian Federal Police hide caption

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