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The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022

The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022

The Sydney Morning Herald, Pictures of the week, 7 April 2022

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The week in photos by award-winning SMH and AFR photographers. Follow us on Twitter @photosSMH


Lilly Maskery and Rina Nemoto, winners of the Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards, at the Sydney Opera House. Credit:Louise Kennerley


Architect Richard Leplastrier and Karen Lambert welcome university students for a tour of their Lovett Bay residence, a small house “recyclable, reusable in every way” and equipped with glassless windows. Credit:Louise Kennerley


A police air rescue helicopter recovers the bodies of a 49-year-old British tourist and his 9-year-old son who were killed in a freak landslide on a hiking trail in the Valley of Waters, Wentworth Falls. Credit:Dean Sewell


Ivan Pavlenko, at his home in Gymea, says his Russia-based parents didn’t believe what he told them about the war in Ukraine.Credit:Wolter-Peeters


Shane Fitzsimmons of government disaster management body Resilience NSW addresses the Upper House, denying the government has ‘dropped the ball’ in responding to flooding in the upstate.Credit:Sam Moy


Sydney nightlife is bouncing back as guests return to watering holes such as the Royal Hotel in Paddington. But the venue’s post-COVID awakening has drawn the ire of some residents, leading to noise complaints. Credit:Dean Sewell


Saturday night revelers descend on Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, as the city’s nightlife rebounds after coronavirus restrictions were fully lifted.Credit:Dean Sewell


Director Taika Waititi’s Claus Stangl portrait arrives at the Art Gallery of NSW as artists submit their nominations for the Archibald and Wynne Prizes.
Credit:Nick Moire


‘Deadman’s’ bodyboarders near Shelly Beach battle the huge swells that build up along the Sydney coastline.Credit:Nick Moire


Mariia and her 8-year-old daughter Margo fled Mariupol, Ukraine, with just the clothes they were wearing and a single backpack. They arrived in Sydney this week and are staying at her sister’s Bondi flat.Credit:Louise Kennerley


Stormwater pulverizes the cliffs along Dover Heights and Diamond Bay, pushed back by strong winds during the wild weather that batters the Sydney coastline. Credit:Peter Rae


A tangle of cables sits atop escalators being installed on Sydney’s new Central Station Underground platform – part of a mass redevelopment underway as trains continue to run.Credit:Janie Barrett


A huge swell hits a lifeguard station at high tide on Bondi Beach during Sydney’s recent wild weather.Credit:Dylan Cocker


Independent candidate for Mackellar Dr Sophie Scamps with surfing legend Tom Carroll at Collaroy. Dr Scamps has called for a parliamentary inquiry into the health effects of climate change after recent flooding caused a gastro outbreak on northern beaches.Credit:Nick Moire


Erosion and damage to the shoreline at Queenscliff Beach, Manly, following massive swells and the devastation caused by severe storms last week.Credit:James Alcock


Debris littering the sands of Bondi Beach after the high seas didn’t deter avid swimmers from getting back in the water.Credit:Edwina Pickles


Kelsey Boivin cries after learning that her son’s surgery has been postponed again. Madoc, 3, has been waiting more than 500 days for ENT surgery due to a shortage of intensive care beds due to the pandemic.Credit:Janie Barrett


Plant Diversity Manager Marco Duretto assesses a specimen in the Botanical Treatment Room of the New South Wales Herbarium at Mount Annan.Credit:Wolter-Peeters


Entomologist Dr Cameron Webb observes a new technique for identifying Ross River fever from mosquito saliva, using a honey solution on a card.Credit:Nick Moire


Julia Costello in her Ashfield apartment. The ER nurse, who has been a long-time Covid sufferer, experienced various symptoms including a complete loss of taste and smell. Credit:Louise Kennerley


Daphne Benaud, widow of cricketer and commentator Richie, poses with her late husband’s baggy green and Benaud the racehorse, named in his honor. Credit:Steven Siewert


Seven-year-old Clayton Muscat, from Hawkesbury, competes in the young cattle breeders competition at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.
Credit:Steven Siewert


Chief Botanist Brett Summerell examines a specimen at the New South Wales National Herbarium.Credit:Brook Mitchell


ALP leader Anthony Albanese and Parramatta Labor candidate Andrew Charlton receive a warm welcome from supporters at the Riverside Theaters in Parramatta.Credit:Louie Douvis


Alison Flett, owner of The Great Club, Marrickville, is struggling to bounce back from Sydney’s lockdowns as locals used to the lack of nightlife have filed noise complaints against licensed premises.Credit:Steven Siewert


Bondi Wash fragrance designer Belinda Everingham samples Australian indigenous botanical scents at her home in Bondi, which became her workspace when she developed her product.Credit:Janie Barrett


Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Wentworth Liberal candidate Dave Sharma sample the wares at the World of Whiskey in Double Bay.Credit:Steven Siewert


Isabela Carolina Camelo-Gomez leaves Sydney Supreme Court, where she is on trial for the murder of her mother, Irene, in 2001. Credit:Janie Barrett