January 28 2017 - 8:23AM The week in pictures: January 28, 2017 FAIRFAX PHOTOGRAPHERSMultimediafacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments The week in pictures: January 28, 2017 MANDURAH: The City of Mandurah welcomed new citizens and awarded current residents at its annual Australia Day ceremony on the foreshore. Photo Marta Pascual JuanolaDUBBO: Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating another major breeding success with the birth of four male African Lion cubs on 19 November 2016. Photo: RICK STEVENSESPERANCE: Swimmers hit the water for Australian Day tradition the Esperance Swim Thru. Photo: Caitlyn RintoulORANGE: Dr Lindsay Mahlo has just started work at Hill Street Dental after attending public and high schools and doing his most of his professional training in Orange. Photo: PHIL BLATCHHUNTER: Former Muswellbrook man Matthew Varley (left) is the new Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.MANDURAH: Tim Mills works as a firefighter but on Thursday morning he had to put his skills to use off-duty using a hand-crafted 'fire tuck' to extinguish a burning car and power pole. Photo Jess cockerill.NEWCASTLE: PETA slams use of exotic animals in Stardust Circus in Newcastle, but ringmaster says claims of torture are "rubbish". Picture: Jonathan CarrollMUDGEE - GOT THE BLUES: The Mudgee Chamber of Commerce is urging businesses to go blue ahead of the Waratahs v Brumbies trial next weekend.LAKE MACQUARIE: Prince Bentley and Wendy Leach celebrate Australia Day at Speers Point. Picture: Max Mason-HubersHUNTER: Wollombi Public School students Atticus, Phoenix, Annalisa, Daniella and Maya joined principal Michelle Murphie and librarian Deanne Baker in ringing the school bell for the final time. Picture: Jessica WillardHUNTER: Weston man, 26, charged over Kurri Kurri fire. Picture: Marina NeilHUNTER: Cameron Shaw, Deb Moore, 2017 Hunter McLoughlin and Upper Hunter Shire Citizen of the Year recipient Joan Manning, Cathy Shaw, and David Shaw at Scone's Australia Day celebrationsHUNTER: Emily and Matthew Neilson and their son Joseph with some of the herd in front of one of their crops. Picture: Jonathan CarrollDUNGOG: Neville Lawrence OAM at his Torryburn home. He was awarded the honour for his service to the Gresford communityPORT STEPHENS: Australia Day celebrations in Port Stephens. Picture: Sam NorrisPORT STEPHENS: A close-up of Chris Hasson's photograph as his 10-year-old son, Eden, surfs over the estimated 2.5-metre great white shark at Samurai Beach on Tuesday. Picture: Chris HassonORANGE: Central West Libraries manager Jan Richards will become a Member of the Order of Australia. Photo: JUDE KEOGH NYNGAN: Regional artist Lottie Rae with her painting "The Black Dog" which sold for $2000 in a Facebook auction.NEWCASTLE: Australia Day 2017: Iraqi family thankful for "new life". Picture: Marina NeilNEWCASTLE: Australia Day 2017 celebrations in Newcastle. Picture: Jonathan CarrollMANDURAH: The City of Mandurah welcomed new citizens and awarded current residents at its annual Australia Day ceremony. Photo: Marta Pascual JuanolaMAITLAND: Clayton Barrett, Cameron Clydsdale, Manny Wade, Matthew Parkinson and Sean Barrett buy Shenanigans at The ImperialMAITLAND: Australia Day celebrations in Maitland Park. Picture: Marina NeilLAKE MACQUARIE: The Boat People XI attack turns up the heat on the Anglers XI batsmen in the Pontoon Cricket Challenge match at Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto, this morning. Picture: David StewartHUNTER: Heavy music festival Thrashville rolled into Lower Belford on the weekend and it didn’t disappoint fans. Picture: Perry DuffinCOLLIE: WA Premier Colin Barnett talked with a protest group comprised of CFMEU, AMWU and Griffin community protest group members outside the Shire of Collie offices. Photo: Thomas Munday.BUSSELTON nurse Carol Crasta is bound for the Greek Island of Chios where she will offer her services to a refugee camp holding nearly 850 Syrian refugees. Photo: Ivy JamesBLAYNEY: Young citizen nominee: Ryan Hopkins has been nominated for young citizen of the year thanks to his work in the community with youth. Photo: Mark LoganBATHURST: Bathurst dancer Jason Oliver Massey won the Youth Arts Award on Australia Day and later performed for the crowd in Machattie Park. Photo: PHIL BLATCHBATHURST: Bathurst Business Chamber president Stacey Whittaker says the CBD's lamp standards would be perfect for Christmas decorations. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKMANDURAH: The Mandurah Masters held their third Australia Day open water competition on Thursday morning, with almost 200 swimmers hitting the water. Photo Jess CockerillHUNTER: Bushfire threatens homes at Camberwell. Picture: Betina Hughes.TweetFacebook of facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsFollow us Comments Discuss "The week in pictures: January 28, 2017" Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Online Discussion Terms & Conditions.