Photos of the week, November 19, 2020
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Photos of the week, November 19, 2020

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A week in photos from the award winning Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review photographers.

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The NSW Local Land Service Biosecurity Operations Department conduct a Rusa deer cull in the Sutherland Shire near Waterfall. With a silenced .223 bolt action rifle at the ready, Biosecurity team leader Lee Parker scans for deer.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Melbourne based academic Samantha Crompvoets who's report into SAS abuses lead to the investigation into war crimes by Australia's SAS in Afghanistan.Credit:Dean Sewell

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As temperatures reached above 40 degrees in Sydney's western suburbs, Danny O'Brien from Dulwich Hill jumps into Minni haha Falls near Katoomba while Andre Lauthier from Liverpool looks on. Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Stolen Generations Survivor Elly Chatfield in Katoomba. Elly relayed her thoughts as she heard then PM Kevin Rudd's sorry speech in our Reliving History podcast: https://www.smh.com.au/national/reliving-history-a-stolen-child-an-apology-and-a-hollywood-director-20201022-p567pe.htmlCredit:Rhett Wyman

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Blue Mountains Fireflies blink through a bracken filled gully at Burralow Creek. The bioluminescant insects appear at this time of year particularly on warm nights.Credit:Nick Moir

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Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, during a press conference on the release of the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan inquiry findings.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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A rifle bolt and some .223 ammunition lie next to a recently head shot Rusa deer on the back of a ute. The NSW Local Land Service Biosecurity Operations Department conduct a Rusa deer cull in the Sutherland Shire near Waterfall after a number of deer sightings occured over they Sydney metro area in recent weeks.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Blake Davis, 31, and Hannah Quinn, 26, who are on trial for murder in the NSW Supreme Court after they allegedly chased Jett McKee, 30, away from their home with a samurai sword in 2018 following a botched home invasion. They have plead not guilty.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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People enjoy beautiful spring Sydney weather at the Coogee rock pool. Temperatures have fluctuated between a pleasant 24 degrees up to a very hot 36.5 degrees on Monday the 16th of November.Credit:James Alcock

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Bilpin resident and former Bilpin RFS captain, Bill Shields, amongst trees showing signs of regrowth following the 2019/2020 bushfires in the Blue Mountains National Park in Bilpin. How a fire lit by the RFS became an inferno - https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/the-hidden-bushfire-inside-the-blue-mountains-backburn-20201110-p56daa.htmlCredit:Kate Geraghty

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian flanked by Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Minister for Jobs and Investment Stuart Ayres head to a press conference to speak about COVID updates and NYE plans. Visitors and residents alike will require state issued passes to be in the Sydney and North Sydney CBD's on New Years Eve and all vantage points will be only offered to front line Covid-19 workers.Credit:Nick Moir

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Sophie Jones with props for Frozen the Musical. Based on the smash hit animated movie, it will be the first stage production to go ahead during the Covid pandemic at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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St George Illawarra Dragon NRL player Jack de Belin arrives at Wollongong court. Both Jack de Belin and co-accused Callan Sinclair are facing five counts of aggravated sexual assault each. Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Milan Kuzica sculpture 'Green Life' at Marks Park in Bondi. A towering luminescent green sculpture, inspired by John Lennon's peace anthem Imagine, has been installed as a beacon of hope during COVID-19.Credit:Nick Moir

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Bayswater Power Station employee Gerard Spinks in front of the Liddell and Bayswater Coalfired Power Station near Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley. Energy and environmentalism is a flashpoint in the Hunter Valley for many residents trying to hold onto their jobs. Working in coal and energy in the Hunter has been a family tradition for many. "It's not uncommon for fathers to work alongside their sons," he says. When the "transition" comes that life is over. No other industry, he believes, will be able to pay such large wages to so many people over so many years, even if a government finally comes up with a viable transition plan.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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A shelf cloud forms over Ben Buckler at North Bondi as a line of intense thunderstorms suck in moist air as they pass over Sydney on Friday the 13th. Unsettled weather has continued for most of the week since then.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Australian Centre for Photography CEO, Pierre Arpin, sits aside a display of photographs by Maija Tammi at the ACP Gallery in Darlinghurst. The Australian Centre for Photography, critical in launching the careers of Bill Henson and Tracey Moffatt, will close its doors due to a cash crunch brought on by COVID-19 lockdown, the shift to smartphone photography and funding cuts.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair arrive at Wollongong court. Both Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair are facing five counts of aggravated sexual assault. Mr Sinclair is due to give his side of the story on Friday the 20th of November.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Early morning swimmers, surfers and walkers enjoy the sun in Manly ahead of a hot day on Monday with temperatures above 40 expected in the west of the city.Credit:Nick Moir

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Siblings, Charlotte, 8, Louis, 5, and Amelia, 3, Smith looking at the David Jones Christmas windows in Sydney. A tradition that goes back decades.Credit:Janie Barrett

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The NSW athletes competing in the 2020 Stihl Timbersports Virtual Australian Championships, Brad De Losa, 33, from South Bowenfels, Chris Owen, 31, from Grafton and far left, David Reumer,25, from Mittagong. As meets are no longer possible, the woodchoppers from each state are recorded and verified by onsite judges.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Mount Wilson RFS captain Beth Raines at Du Faurs Rocks lookout with the bush land that was impacted by the Mount Wilson backburn part of the 2019/2020 bushfires.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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A shelf cloud forms over Ben Buckler as a line of intense thunderstorms suck in moist air as they pass over Sydney.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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Clint Turland and his Mum at his Depot Cafe in Bondi. Clint has welcomed the NSW government's $1 billion lifeline for small businesses, which formed a key part of Tuesday's state budget and is hoping the NSW Government follows through on the $100 'Out and About' hospitality vouchers.Credit:Nick Moir

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The Grumpy Baker food outlet in Bilpin has re-opened after being destroyed almost 11 months ago when the New Years Eve bushfire hit the mountain village.Credit:Nick Moir

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Fiona and Charles with their two adoptive children. They came out of hotel quarantine last week after picking up their new adoptive daughter from Taiwan. Some returned families are accusing NSW Health of failing to grant exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine when there are serious health concerns, in defiance of its own guidelines.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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Year 12 student Tiarna Eade, who comes from a disadvantage background and has been knocked about by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, has learnt grit and resilience due to the circumstances this year. Credit:Rhett Wyman

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Stuart Bonds, a mining mechanic and a One Nation candidate, who ran against the Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon in the 2019 election, on his property in Mirannie near Singleton in the Hunter Valley.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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Curators for the The National 2021: New Australian Art exhibition Matt Knox from the Art Gallery of NSW, Abigail Moncrieff from Carriageworks and Rachel Kent from the MCA pose for a photo at the Carriageworks.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Julie Moffat waters the community garden in Erskineville which has become a battleground with the City of Sydney Council eyeing the vacant block for affordable housing. For decades locals have used the council-owned land on Erskineville Road as a ramshackle DIY vegetable and flower patch, separate to the City of Sydney's 24 official community gardens. The council is now assessing whether the 350 square metre piece of land should be converted into 14 affordable housing units "given the growing need for affordable housing in the local area".Credit:Dean Sewell

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An anxious shareholder watches the pricing board at the Sydney Stock Exchange . Trading was disrupted due to an outage at the Australian Securities Exchange ASX on Monday.Credit:Louie Douvis

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Former icare CEO, Vivek Bhatia, during an inquiry into the 2020 review of the troubled workers compensation scheme in the Jubilee Room at NSW Parliament House. He defended allegations he repeatedly failed to declare conflicts of interest he had with companies that won icare contracts worth tens of millions of dollars.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet NSW and Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance down tools before addressing the media about work starting on the Sydney Metro West mega project near White Bay, Sydney.Credit:Rhett Wyman

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Former South Sydney Rabbitoh's NRL player, Sam Burgess, leaves Moss Vale Court with his legal team. Mr Burgess has been in a highly publicized legal battle with his former wife Phoebe and her father Mitchell Hooke over alleged intimidation and assault charges.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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A family walks by a coronavirus information booth at Westfield Liverpool. NSW Health has started a program of setting up coronavirus information booths in community languages amid fears that low levels of the virus remain undetected in south-west Sydney. Credit:Rhett Wyman

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Jess Scully with her daughter Elinor at her Glebe home. Jess is writing a weekly column for the Sun Herald called Home Sweet Home.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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Woollahra Councillor Harriet Price, with Esther Hayter and Robyn Attuell who are Paddington Society Committee Members along with Jessica Carroll Smith (Glenmore Road Public School P&C President), outside the White City Tennis Stadium which is to be redeveloped in Paddington.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Former 60 Minutes Journalists Ian Leslie, Jana Wendt and Ray Martin after the Memorial Service for former 60 Minutes Executive Producer Gerald Stone held in the TCN 22 Studio at Nine in Willoughby. Gerald Stone, the American-born reporter turned producer who pioneered 60 Minutes in Australia and mentored a generation of television journalists passed away on the 6th of November.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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Severe storms unload heavy rainfall near Broke in the lower Hunter Valley and Central Coast of NSW on the 13th of November.Credit:Nick Moir

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An aerial view of the construction continuing on the new Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park. The stadium, due for completion in 2022, will provide a world class sports venue minutes from the Sydney CBD.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet poses for a portrait on the tram tracks on George Street in the Sydney CBD. A proposal unveiled in the NSW budget on Tuesday may give home buyers the choice between stamp duty at the point of purchase or an alternative annual fee. It will pressure other state governments to move away from the tax which is among the nation's most inefficient forms of taxation.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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A near empty arrivals area of the Sydney International Airport terminal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is still hoping to bring more than 20,000 Australians home by Christmas but progress made in helping those stranded overseas has been more than offset by new additions to the list.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Journalists reading documents from the report ahead of Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell's press conference on the release of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry findings, at the Department of Defence in Canberra on Thursday.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

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Nine CEO, Hugh Marks, after announcing he will step down as CEO at the new Nine offices in North Sydney. This week was the last time the Nine Network signal and studios would be produced out of the legendary TCN Willoughby site.Credit:Edwina Pickles