The week in pictures: July 31-August 5, 2017 5 Aug 2017, 9:30 a.m. The best of the Fairfax images from across the country. The week in pictures: July 31-August 5, 2017 BALLARAT: St Alipius Parish School prep students Stella, Charlie and Billie in costume for 100 days of Prep. Photo: Luka Kauzlaric.BALLARAT: 9 sets of lamb twins have been born at a property in Mitchell Park. Photo: Kate Healy.BATHURST: Isaac Lane and Thomas Borland consider their next move at the Bathurst region chess tournament at St Philomena's School.BATHURST: Bathurst couple Grant and Cheryl 'Chezzi' Denyer have signed on to be Jeans for Genes Day ambassadors this year. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKBENDIGO: Michael Burton arrives at the County Court. Picture: DARREN HOWEBENDIGO: Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lasila at the Bendigo Small Business Festival. Picture: DARREN HOWEBENDIGO: Angela Wyatt with the ashes of her dog, Panda, who was killed by Parvo Virus. Picture: DARREN HOWEBENDIGO: Bendigo Spirit Star Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe. Picture: DARREN HOWEBENDIGO: Mikayla Campbell went through ECT twice. The second course left her with severe memory loss. Picture: DARREN HOWE.BENDIGO: Photo of Odin Gillin up for murder charges. Picture: NONI HYETT.BENDIGO: Mason Jessop and Shona O'Brien get ready for a new children's market. Picture: NONI HYETT.BENDIGO: Young umpire Fletcher Gallagher is back after officiating at a national school carnival. Picture: DARREN HOWEDUBBO: A rainbow decorates the main street of Dubbo on Thursday afternoon after Dubbo received almost 15 millimetres of rain. Photo: BEN WALKER.HUNTER: Sharone Cubby, left, with daughter Jenarli, and Kyeisha Cubby with son Casey at Fort Scratchley. Picture: Simone De Peak.LAUNCESTON: QVMAG Collections and research manager Martin George with lunar partial eclipse. Picture: Phillip Biggs.LAUNCESTON: Launceston College's production of In the Heights at the Princess Theatre. Picture: Paul Scambler.LAUNCESTON: Jeans for Genes Day with four month old Max Ellis. Picture: Phillip Biggs.LAUCNESTON: Celebrating Tasmania's Whisky Week at Launceston Distillery with distiller Chris Condon. Picture: Phillip Biggs.NAMBUCCA: Clarke Hema drives the Brisbane to Sydney route daily and was the first high-flow diesel customer at the new service centre. Photo: Mel Davis.NEWCASTLE: Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald. PICTURE: Jonathan Carroll.NEWCASTLE: Newcastle East paediatrician Dr Barry Springthorpe celebrates 80th birthday. Picture: Marina Neil.ORANGE: Layla Duffy, Lacey Omrod and Paddy Cooper are ready for eisteddfod stage. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.PARKES: Kirstine and Paul Roadley with their children, from left - Ziva (8), Annika (7) and Cooper (6) with Paul's psychiatric assistance dog Luna. Photo: Barbara Watt.PARKES: Kirstine and Paul Roadley with their children, from left - Ziva (8), Annika (7) and Cooper (6) with Paul's psychiatric assistance dog Luna. Photo: Barbara Watt.PORT MACQUARIE: Hastings Driver Reviver Centre coordinator Gordon Toms.TAMWORTH: Matt Wheatley and his Sigma Aerospace team are excited to be heading to the Tamworth Business awards after being named finalists. Photo: Peter Hardin.TAMWORTH: Caroline Marr of Sydney with organiser Euan Coutts, invite you to the Antiques and Collectables Fair. Photo: Gareth Gardner.WOLLONGONG: Keiraville's Michael White, with wife Teresa, won a swag of medals at the World Transplant Games. Picture: Sylvia Liber.WOLLONGONG: Surfers enjoy swell at Shellharbour. Photo: Sylvia Liber.WOLLONGONG: Balgownie builder John Totenhofer with his imported Japanese-wood granny flat. Photo: Adam McLean.YOUNG: Ms Salvin's class 1S cannot wait for the new play equipment in the Young Public School infants play area. Photo: REBECCA HEWSON.BALLARAT: Ballarat’s historic SMB Botanical Gardens will be reinstated as part of a major redevelopment. Photo: Kate Healy.BALLARAT: Six six-week-old dingo pups getting their vaccinations, with Michael Church and Dr Ruth Gore. Photo: Lachlan Bence.TweetFacebook of ╳exitThe story The week in pictures: July 31-August 5, 2017 first appeared on The Courier.