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Tiny Sydney: A beautiful miniature video of summer

Motion time-lapse photographer Filippo Rivetti has put together a short film of summer in Sydney with a difference.

The video was made using a method called tilt-shift, where the camera plate is distorted resulting in a small region becoming sharp, but the rest of the image remaining blurred.

The video gives a unique miniature view of Sydney during the summertime.

Read: Britain set to be warmer than Spain next week

Buffaloes roam streets after bolting from film set

Residents in Sydney were startled to see two water buffaloes on the loose in a city street yesterday.

The animals had escaped from a nearby park in Newtown where they were being filmed for an advertisement.

The pair managed to roam for two miles - and trample some flowers - before they were rounded up by a group of firefighters.

"They’ve made a mess of my azaleas,” Sue Salier told The Sydney Daily Telegraph.

Evacuating the path of Australia's vicious wildfires

Wildfires are spreading across a 200-mile stretch of bushland in Australia's Blue Mountains and edging closer to Sydney's suburbs.

Firefighters are tackling more than a dozen separate blazes that are out of control across New South Wales, which they fear could merge into a giant inferno.

ITV News' Ian Williams reports:


Harry visits Australian SAS headquarters

Prince Harry has paid a surprise visit to an SAS base in Perth to honour special forces soldiers killed in the line of duty.

Prince Harry during his visit to the Special Air Service Regiment at it's home base at Campbell Barracks in Perth. Credit: PA

As part of his 36-hour whistle-stop tour, the 29-year-old royal joined the families of fallen members of the Special Air Service Regiment to lay wreaths in the Garden of Reflection at the unit's Campbell Barracks in Perth.

The SASR's commanding officer, whose identity was only given as "Lieutenant Colonel G", said: "It has been 10 years since Prince Harry last visited Australia and we are humbled and grateful that he has made the time to join us.

"Prince Harry knows what it means to serve his nation on operations and most importantly what it means to the families of those serving."

Prince Harry is a hit with children on Australia visit

Prince Harry was a hit with the younger generation as he arrived in Australia for his first official visit to represent the Queen at the International Fleet Review, which features around 40 warships from 17 countries.

Prince Harry was greeted by screaming fans as he arrived in Australia. Credit: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP/Press Association Images
Prince Harry plays with a youngster at the International Fleet Review. Credit: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP/Press Association Images
Prince Harry is in Australia for his first official visit to represent the Queen. Credit: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP/Press Association Images

Thousands greet Prince Harry during Sydney visit

Prince Harry was greeted by thousands of well-wishers in Sydney as he represented the Queen at the International Fleet Review. The younger prince proved especially popular with the assembled young women in the crowd.

Read: Harry attends Australia Navy centenary celebrations.

This morning he was given a tour of some of the flotilla ships at the city's naval base before inspecting the flotilla.

Harry was joined on board by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and governor general Quentin Bryce, the Queen's representative in Australia, before a 100-gun salute.

Among the crowd was naval trainee medic Renee Simmons, 21, who lives six hours' drive away at their base in Aubrey, New South Wales. She said seeing "gorgeous" Harry added to the occasion.

I'm in love. He wears a uniform very well.

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