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Australia

Australia (/əˈstrliə/, /ɒ-/, /-ljə/), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney.

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Beach in Australia

Beautiful photo of Whitsundays Beach in Australia; taken by amrazing

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Royal National Park

Beautiful photo taken by David Roma in New South Wales, Australia

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An Episode of Peppa Pig was actually banned in Australia

In August of 2012 a viewer in Australia complained about an episode of Peppa Pig for teaching kids not to be afraid of spiders. ABC assessed this complaint and then banned the episode from being aired in Australia and even streamed online.

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Lake Hillier

Australia is home one of the world's only pink bodies of water: Lake Hillier.

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Here is a picture featuring the different states and territories of Australia.

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