The Arnhem Land reserve, closer to Bali than Sydney, covers an area of around 37,000 square miles, has a population of around 16,000 and access for non-Aborigines is by invitation only. Australia’s aborigines are the custodians of the longest unbroken cultural tradition on earth, having migrated Down Under from Africa via Asia between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago, and connection to the land is practically written into their DNA. (David Gray/Reuters)
Dec. 7 Photo Brief: Swimsuit-clad Australians strut the streets, small town doomsday survivalists, a sailing Santa and a baby hippo
Sydneysiders take part in the ‘AIME Strut the Streets’ in an attempt to break the Guiness record for the world’s largest swimwear parade and to raise money charity, a two week old baby hippo in Berlin, a family in Virginia arms its young’ins for the impending “Doomsday,” a Siberian Santa officially ends sailing season and more in today’s daily brief.