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Dec 3, 2014

Australia bids emotional farewell to Hughes

MACKSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) – Australia bid an emotional farewell to cricketer Phillip Hughes at a funeral in his hometown on Wednesday with a live coast-to-coast broadcast allowing a nation to unite in celebration of the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime.

Eight days after Hughes was struck by a ball on the back of the head and six after he died from the catastrophic injuries that resulted, his family, friends and a host of cricketing greats gathered at Macksville High School.

Dec 3, 2014

Clarke’s haunting tribute to team mate Hughes

MACKSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke urged mourners to “dig in and get through to tea” as he choked back tears in an emotional eulogy delivered to Phillip Hughes at the cricketer’s funeral in Macksville, New South Wales, on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Clarke, a near-constant presence by his team mate’s bedside during his two-day fight for life at a Sydney hospital, choked back tears and paused to suck back deep breaths at the rural town’s high school hall as he paid tribute to his “brother’s” spirit.

Dec 3, 2014

Cricket-Clarke’s haunting tribute to team mate Hughes

MACKSVILLE, Australia, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke urged mourners to “dig in and get through to tea” as he choked back tears in an emotional eulogy delivered to Phillip Hughes at the cricketer’s funeral in Macksville, New South Wales, on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Clarke, a near-constant presence by his team mate’s bedside during his two-day fight for life at a Sydney hospital, choked back tears and paused to suck back deep breaths at the rural town’s high school hall as he paid tribute to his “brother’s” spirit.

Dec 3, 2014

Australia bids farewell to Hughes in hometown funeral

MACKSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) – The funeral of Australian test cricketer Phillip Hughes began to the strains of a song entitled “Forever Young” in his home town on Wednesday as a nation united to celebrate the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime.

Eight days after Hughes was struck by a ball in the back of the head and six after he died of the catastrophic injuries that resulted, his family, friends and a host of cricketing greats gathered at Macksville High School to bid farewell to him.

Dec 3, 2014

Cricket-Australia bids farewell to Hughes in hometown funeral

MACKSVILLE, Australia, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The funeral of Australian test cricketer Phillip Hughes began to the strains of a song entitled “Forever Young” in his home town on Wednesday as a nation united to celebrate the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime.

Eight days after Hughes was struck by a ball in the back of the head and six after he died of the catastrophic injuries that resulted, his family, friends and a host of cricketing greats gathered at Macksville High School to bid farewell to him.

Dec 2, 2014

Australia prepares to bid farewell to Hughes

MACKSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) – Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died from an injury suffered in a domestic match in Sydney last week, will be buried in his home town on the New South Wales coast later on Wednesday.

After a week in which the cricket world has expressed its shock and grief at the tragedy of a 25-year-old sportsman cut down in his prime, the focus of mourning shifts back to the town where Hughes grew up on a banana and beef farm.

Dec 2, 2014

Cricket-Australia prepares to bid farewell to Hughes

MACKSVILLE, Australia, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died from an injury suffered in a domestic match in Sydney last week, will be buried in his home town on the New South Wales coast later on Wednesday.

After a week in which the cricket world has expressed its shock and grief at the tragedy of a 25-year-old sportsman cut down in his prime, the focus of mourning shifts back to the town where Hughes grew up on a banana and beef farm.

Nov 2, 2014

Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive

BELGRAVE, Australia, Nov 2 (Reuters) – While the discovery
of steam power 200 years ago drove the industrial revolution,
the world long ago shunted most steam trains onto the sidings of
history.

But in one small corner of rural Australia, the sights,
sounds and smells of the industrial revolution remain very
much alive. In the picturesque Dandenong Ranges on the eastern
outskirts of Melbourne, “Puffing Billy” is Australia’s last
full-time steam engine railway.

Jun 2, 2014
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Lights, Camera, Action

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Sydney, Australia

Jason Reed

Sydney is one of the first cities to celebrate the coming of the New Year every January 1, and people around the globe are familiar with the spectacular fireworks that accompany many a popped champagne cork as the clock strikes midnight.

When I was a young boy, my family would join thousands of others and find a spot along the harbour foreshore to drink it all in (the fireworks that is!). We never went to the same place twice and it was always an adventure. Now, all grown up and armed with a camera, I went on an assignment that helped me relive some of those childhood memories.

Feb 14, 2014
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From the White House to the Mad House

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Bali, Indonesia

By Jason Reed

Just a couple of months ago I was swirling in a perpetual bubble, a privileged circle of photographers whose job it is to photograph one man – the President of the United States.

I did it for ten years and mostly enjoyed every minute. Over that period of time there comes a predictable familiarity to the role, in which you can pre-write all your captions hours and sometimes days in advance and plan your coverage down to the last detail. It is a safe and cosy existence. Due to the nature of the subject, it needs to be.