Each week we take a look at some of the most impactful images from AAP.
In news media, photos have the power to capture the zeitgeist, to communicate the emotional energy of a story.
Hazelwood Power Station’s eight chimneys are demolished in Hazelwood, Victoria, Monday, May 25, 2020.(AAP Image/James Ross)
Hotel guests watching a musical performance from their rooms during their final night of quarantine at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, Monday, May 18, 2020. Australian opera singer Jane Ede, and staff members from the hotel performed songs for guests. (AAP Images/James Gourley)
A school student wears a surgical mask as he arrives for the first day of face-to-face schooling in Brisbane, Monday, May 11, 2020. Students across Queensland in kindergarten, prep and years one, 11 and 12 will return to the classroom for the first time in weeks after a period of learning from home due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
Australian Climber Angie Scarth-Johnson climbs at Gateway Crag in the Blue Mountains, Monday, May 4, 2020. Angie is training for selection to represent Australia in Sport Climbing at the Olympics. The sport would’ve made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. (AAP Image/Brendon Thorne)
Health minister Greg Hunt (centre) departs a press conference at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Melbourne, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Australia has secured an extra 10 million COVID-19 test kits and pathology equipment through a partnership between the federal government, businessman Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation and private Pathology providers. (AAP Image/James Ross)
A young girl writes with chalk on her home driveway on the Gold Coast, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Students around Australia will remain to be schooled at home for the first part of Term 2 with a staggered return likely during May. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
A father trains with his son in Melbourne, Friday, April 3, 2020. Victoria’s first weekend since harsher social distancing laws were implemented will start with a ban on all but the most basic outdoor activities. (AAP Image/Michael Dodge)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) and Australian Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg elbow bump after the introduction of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package during a parliamentary sitting under rules of social distancing in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)
Sydneysiders practicing social distancing as the sun rises in Maroubra, Sydney, Wednesday, April 1. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)