Floodwaters spread across the runway of the airport at Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland, Australia.
Fireworks light up Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve January 1, 2010.
Former Australian PM John Howard found himself dodging tough questions as well as flying footwear during a live TV broadcast yesterday.
Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.
Australia, a nation where people from 140 countries live side-by-side, is contradicting its image as a melting pot.
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