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.
Minister for Jobs Michaelia Cash attends a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday, August 16. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)
A dead sheep is captured from above on a dusty field where a crop has failed due to drought conditions near Parkes, New South Wales on Tuesday, August 14. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
Brady Grey of the Dockers (right) reaches for the football as hail rains down during the Round 22 AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Fremantle Dockers on Saturday, August 18. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
Damien Oliver poses for a photograph with the Scobie Breasley Medal during the 2018 Victorian Jockey and Trainer Awards in Melbourne on Monday, August 20. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett)
Flying pigs entertain crowds at the Queensland Royal Exhibition Show, known locally as the EKKA, in Brisbane on Monday, August 13. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
Justice Party Senator Derryn Hinch reacts to Katter's Australian Party Senator Fraser Anning first speech in the Senate chamber at Parliament House on Wednesday, August 15. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)
Kelsey Browne (right) reacts after her team, the Sunshine Coast Lightning, defeats the Giants 59-50 during the Super Netball Preliminary Final in Sydney on Sunday, August 19. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito)
Fire crews back burn areas of bushland at Salt Ash, in the NSW Hunter region, on Sunday, August 19. (AAP Image/Darren Pateman)
Labor Senator Pat Dodson poses for a portrait at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, August 14. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives for a meeting in which a leadership spill took place at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, August 21. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)
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