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Australia day celebrations

Formerly known as Foundation Day, it is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788.

Australia day celebrations
School children march with an Australian flag in the Australia Day Parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
A large crowd turns out to watch the Australia Day parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
A large crowd turns out to watch the Australia Day parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
Street performers take part in the Australia Day Parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
A large crowd turns out to watch the Australia Day parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
A classic Australian made car takes part in the Australia Day parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
Street performers take part in the Australia Day Parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
A large crowd turns out to watch the Australia Day parade on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
Beachgoers pose with inflatable thongs on Bondi beach as part of the 2014 Australia Day Celebrations on January 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
Beachgoers pose on Bondi beach as part of the 2014 Australia Day Celebrations on January 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)
Australia day celebrations
Beachgoers pose with inflatable thongs on Bondi beach as part of the 2014 Australia Day Celebrations on January 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Getty Images)