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Photos of the week, August 13, 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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Dr Maria Nittis heads the Forensic Medical Unit at Nepean Hospital. She conducts assessments of domestic violence victims and their injuries and writes reports which are used by police as they build evidence against perpetrators.Credit:Wolter Peeters

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The NSW government is using CCTV to monitor the number of people wearing face masks at five of Sydney's busiest railway stations, with Transport Minister Andrew Constance warning they could become mandatory if rates don't increase. As the state recorded its first COVID-19 death in almost two weeks, Mr Constance on Thursday said only 30 per cent of people were adhering to government advice to wear masks on public transport.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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On a wing and a prayer, Pip the dachshund – stranded in the United States for five months – finally arrived home in Sydney on Tuesday night. In emotional scenes at a chilly Virgin freight depot in Mascot, the VIP (very important pet) was led out by a crew member to waiting owners, the Eilbeck family from Scotland Island in Pittwater on Sydney's northern beaches.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has foreshadowed harsher restrictions if she doesn't see more people wearing face masks and businesses heeding COVID-safe rules. NSW has recorded 18 new cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period as the Premier escalated concerns about the growing number of mystery transmissions.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Artist, Alison Page, and Principal Government Architect, Dillon Kombumerri, with Alison's work, "The Eyes of the Land and Sea" at Captain Cook's landing place in Kamay Botany National Park. The $50 million redevelopment of the site where Captain Cook first clashed with Aboriginal Australians is at the centre of a government push to incorporate Indigenous culture into public spaces. Indigenous architects and artists are leading the redevelopment of the Meeting Place Precinct in Kamay Botany Bay, which will include an exhibition space at the visitor centre, a cafe, and educational programs.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Wet weather in Sydney.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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COVID-19 testing Clinic at Murray Farm Park, Carlingford.Credit:Louise Kennerley

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Owen from Petersham undergoes a COVID-19 test at the Summer Hill drive-through Clinic NSW.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Double Bay - The NSW government is strongly recommending people to wear masks as the state enters a critical phase in the coronavirus battle.Credit:Dean Sewell

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Seagulls take shelter on a grassy headland in La Parouse with inclement weather enveloping the greater Sydney area. Credit:James Alcock/ Australian Museum

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Jane Williams with her two-year-old son Ewan. In 2016, Jane's son Mundhra, who was 8 years old at the time was locked in the back of police paddy wagon for over 2 hours. Lismore. With the assistance of Grafton lawyer Joe Fahey, the mother-of-two sued NSW Police for damages last year, resulting in an undisclosed settlement. Months after the incident, according to court documents, the officer who’d picked up her son pulled her over while driving and asked: “You sure you haven’t got anybody in that boot Jane?” She says the comment was intended to make her feel hurt, shame and embarrassment. Four years on, Williams says her son is still distrustful of police.Credit:Rhett Wyman

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For the Soper family, living near the estuary of the Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast, 2020 is proving to be a year of natural calamities after the region was hit by bushfires in January and then a series of floods. "This is probably one of the worst floods we've had," Greg Soper said, after trudging through floodwaters that surround his house at Bolong Road near Shoalhaven Heads. "It came up pretty quick and it hit us fast."Credit:Kate Geraghty

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For the Soper family, living near the estuary of the Shoalhaven River on the NSW South Coast, 2020 is proving to be a year of natural calamities after the region was hit by bushfires in January and then a series of floods. A scramble then followed to get their 50 horses and cattle and expensive farm machinery away from the rising waters. Most of their silage, though, "just floated away" and the spring crop was mostly lost, Mr Soper said. "We've certainly been doing it tough this year."Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Alexandra Hammond is doing her HSC at North Sydney Girls and says exams are a bit different this year - hygiene rules etc - and students are crossing their fingers that the COVID situation doesn't escalate as HSC exam season begins. Credit:James Brickwood

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The Committee for Sydney is urging NSW Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance to force people to wear masks on public transport.Credit:Rhett Wyman

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There's been a drop in patronage on public transport. Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Sydney Airport has just been dumped by Australia’s second wave of COVID-19 - needing to raise $2 billion to retain balance sheet buoyancy. In less than six months it has moved from being one of the most reliable providers of quality monopoly earnings and dividends in the Australian market, to a company with some of the most uncertain medium term prospects. Like others in the aviation sector, it had nowhere to hide when international and domestic flying ground to a halt.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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K-Pop dancers, Darling Harbour is a popular place for them to hang out and meet up with other K-pop fans. K-pop - short for Korean pop, a genre of popular music originating in South Korea. Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Entries for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, being delivered at the Art Gallery of NSW. Brett Cuthbertson has a bet going with his fellow Archibald Prize packers. In the 99th year of Australia's famous portrait prize, in a year that COVID-19 shut down a nation, the Art Gallery of NSW's head packer predicts a record year for entries to the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes. Two days before entries close, canvases are arriving in a steady stream by courier, in cars, utes and vans.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Wind, rain and powerful waves at Dee Why.Credit:Nick Moir

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Taryn Williams is the CEO and founder of influencer marketing agency The Right Fit.Credit:Louie Douvis

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With countless people seeking a cuddly companion during COVID-19, demand has gone through the roof for everything from cavoodles, to groodles and labradoodles – and so have the prices. In Sydney’s North Bondi, Jenna Isaacman and her family are enjoying the company of Teddy, a four-month-old cavoodle they bought two months ago. “We ended up paying just under $3000, which is quite good for a cavoodle these days, because you can pay up to $6000 or $7000.”Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Grey nomads Gary and Karen Kennedy from Shepparton Victoria are stuck in Ballina in far northern NSW waiting for the Queensland border to open so they can continue their annual migration north to escape the chill of the southern winter. Credit:Elise Derwin

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A rock fisherman in Clovelly.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Author Jessie Tu, has released her first novel, A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing.Credit:Louie Douvis

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Pedestrians in the CBD.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

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Thursday late night shoppers in the CBD.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Thursday late night shopping in Queen Victoria Building, cbd.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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A dog walker brave the cold wet weather, in Queens park, Sydney.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Despite the global anxiety, the uncertainty over the Higher School Certificate and the pall over his final year at school, there was something Trinity Grammar year 12 student Lewis Dobbin liked about remote learning. "At a school like Trinity, where it’s so busy with sport, co-curriculars, music and things like that, I found it beneficial to have a break and take a bit of time to focus," he said. "It was easier to strip back to learning and do it well."Credit:Janie Barrett

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Jessica Mauboy ahead of the pre-recording for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation's Literacy Day. Credit:Rhett Wyman

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NSW Health minister Brad Hazzard on the phone on Macquarie street, Sydney. Credit:Louise Kennerley

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University of Sydney researcher, Alison Williams, has been working from home and enjoying the company of her dog, Poppy. Women have done an even greater share of the housework than men during the coronavirus pandemic and people working from home are feeling more lonely and anxious because of the social isolation and job insecurity.Credit:Janie Barrett

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Malcolm Doolin is in a tight spot. It's six weeks until harvest but the farmer living in the border country in northern NSW is already on the back foot after a snap border closure by Queensland locked his entire community out of its closest regional centre, Goondwindi. "We can't get any mechanics out of Goondi to fix our machinery," he said. "I have a business there, I can't go in and see my staff, you've got contractors that have dozers out here that can't come in to drive them … it's as if they don't realise that we are completely oriented to Queensland."Credit:Grace Quast

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Julian Jones, an Airbnb host for seven years, used to lease his Katoomba cottage with a separate studio out the back. He moved into the cottage full time at the start of the pandemic and found a tenant for the studio, and was stung by the platform charging him hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees. But he was keen to return to Airbnb hosting. "Lots of people are coming up to the mountains for breaks because it’s one of the few places you can go," Mr Jones said. "It's booming."Credit:Dean Sewell

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Travelers enjoy snow falling at Blackheath, as a deep trough drags cold moist air over NSW.Credit:Nick Moir

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There's been a drop in patronage on public transport due to the pandemic.Credit:Edwina Pickles

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Sydney's public transport sytem has seen a decrease in commuters due to coronavirus. Strathfield, August 10, 2020. Photo: Rhett Wyman/SMHCredit:Rhett Wyman

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