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News media photo of the week

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.

July 2020

Janet places some homemade masks on the line, free for people to take as they need, in South Melbourne, Monday, July 27, 2020. Steve and Janet Tesoriero are making free masks for people in their local Melbourne community. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett)

Spectators and aviation enthusiasts watch on from Shep’s Mound as the last remaining Qantas 747-400 aircraft is seen departing Sydney International Airport for the final time, in Sydney, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The iconic aircraft type is being retired from the Qantas fleet after almost 50 years of service. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

Friends, family, and community members gather for a ‘Paddle Out For Chumpy’ in memory of Olympic snowboarder Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin who died while spearfishing at Palm Beach on Wednesday, at Chumpys Reef, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Saturday , July 11 , 2020. (AAP Image/Jason O’Brien)

A flower memorial is seen at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Winter Olympian and world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin, 32, has died after being pulled unconscious from the surf on the Gold Coast while spearfishing. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt)

June 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison greets Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro Fiona Kotvojs at the start of the drilling for Snowy 2.0 at Lobs Hole, near Mount Selwyn in the Snowy Mountains. Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is shrouded in thick morning fog, as a boat passes under, it in Sydney, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy is consoled by Labor senator Murray Watt after recounting aboriginal deaths in custody in a speech in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)

Protesters participate in a Black lives Matter rally in Adelaide on Saturday June 6, 2020.  A protest against deaths of Aboriginal people in custody and solidarity with the US protests for George Floyd. (AAP Image/Morgan Sette)

Protesters marching during a Black Lives Matter protest, following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Sydney, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AAP Image/James Gourley)

May 2020

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)

April 2020

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)


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