Fans wearing Daft Punk helmets arrive at a venue in Australia’s tiny town of Wee Waa prior to the French band’s album launch this morning. Wee Waa, better known for cotton-picking than culture, was relishing the limelight as thousands of electo-pop fans descended on it. The cotton town’s population will more than double for the event.
Dramatic pictures of five young children and their grandmother huddled together under a jetty in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley were captured by their grandfather Tim Holmes as the family took shelter from Australia’s wildfires in the water to escape the flames. The family was forced to stay in the water for several hours as homes around them were razed to the ground. The pictures, taken on 4 January have just been released. Click on the image for more
Animals at Sydney’s Taronga zoo are given Christmas presents containing food. The sun bears seem keen to open their gifts of nuts and honey, and the meerkats show a festive spirit, playing with decorations. But the tortoises don’t seem particularly interested in their watermelon carved Christmas trees