Australia

In pictures: Australia Day 2015

Australians are marking their official national day with fancy dress, parades - and a trip to the beach.

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Image caption Colourful hats and Australia-themed sunglasses are the order of the day for tennis fans watching the Australian Open in Melbourne.
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Image caption In Canberra, Prime Minister Tony Abbott drops in on a citizenship ceremony, where the Garrido family - originally from Spain - are among the newest Australians.
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Image caption In sunny Melbourne, a vintage car is wheeled out for the annual Australia Day parade.
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Image caption The skies are overcast in Sydney, where a ferry takes revellers past the city's famous opera house.
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Image caption The wet weather has not dampened spirits aboard this ferry. Many of the boats are taking part in a traditional race through Sydney harbour.
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Image caption Divers at a Sydney aquarium do their bit for Australia Day, but the fish seem unimpressed.
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Image caption A visit to Bondi beach in Sydney rounds off the celebrations.

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