Each week, we present the most compelling images captured by AAP photographers over seven days around Australia. From breaking news and politics to sport, entertainment and more, these images reflect the richness and diversity of our award-winning photographic coverage.
Les "Hollywood" McLoughlin during the Open Saddle Bronc ride at the 71st annual Harts Range Races and Rodeo, approximately 215 km East of Alice Springs, Saturday, August 4, 2018. Cut out of the bush of Mt Riddock Station by The Webb brothers The Harts Range track has been a mainstay of the Central Australian Pastoral communities since 1947. Unregistered station horses, local ringers, mounted police and Atitjere community members race, rodeo and revel in the bush skills they use every day with most of the money generated going to charity. (AAP Image/Glenn Campbell)
In an image taken by a smartphone application, Senior Gumatj leader of the Yolngu people, Djawa Yunupingu poses for a portrait during the Garma Festival in East Arnhem Land on Sunday, August 5. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)
Thick smoke hovers over Wollongong's northern beaches south of Sydney on Friday, August 3. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
A RAAF F-18 Hornet flies over the Northern Territory during Exercise Pitch Black at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base in Darwin on Wednesday, August 1. (AAP Image/Glenn Campbell)
Horses cross between paddocks in Glenworth Valley, north of Sydney on Wednesday, August 1, known as the horse's birthday. (AAP Image/Paul Braven)
A surfer walks up the beach at sunset at Maroubra Beach in Sydney on Wednesday, July 30. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)
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