GALLERY: The week in focus

A look back at the week that was, through the eyes of the Newcastle Herald's talented photographers. 

You'll find 'The week in focus', a selection of their very best photos, on our website each week as we head into the weekend. 

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A pelican on the rocks as the King Tide hits the Hunter. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A pelican on the rocks as the King Tide hits the Hunter. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Jets' Bernardo Ribeiro and Mariners' Michael McGlinchey. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Jets' Bernardo Ribeiro and Mariners' Michael McGlinchey. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Closing ceremony of the Special Olympics Junior National Games. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Closing ceremony of the Special Olympics Junior National Games. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Carols By Candle Light at Speers Point Park. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Carols By Candle Light at Speers Point Park. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Sony Xperia BMX V Skateboard tour. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Sony Xperia BMX V Skateboard tour. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Raymond Terrace lawn bowling star Natasha van Eldik. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Raymond Terrace lawn bowling star Natasha van Eldik. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Port Stephens Mayor, Bruce MacKenzie, at his home in Salt Ash. Picture: Marina Neil

Port Stephens Mayor, Bruce MacKenzie, at his home in Salt Ash. Picture: Marina Neil

Bernadette Matthias (right) has organised a choir of people recovering from strokes, as a part of her PhD studies. Picture: Brock Perks

Bernadette Matthias (right) has organised a choir of people recovering from strokes, as a part of her PhD studies. Picture: Brock Perks

Margaret Scott, of Ellesmore Rd, Wallsend. Picture: Peter Stoop

Margaret Scott, of Ellesmore Rd, Wallsend. Picture: Peter Stoop

Vicki Webber swinging from rings as part of her CrossFit training. Picture: Peter Stoop

Vicki Webber swinging from rings as part of her CrossFit training. Picture: Peter Stoop

Matt Joness of Darwin has a beer with Audrey at Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

Matt Joness of Darwin has a beer with Audrey at Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

A Day on the Green. Picture: Simone De Peak

Darrius Johnson, of Charlestown, turned 12 on Wednesday 12/12/12. Picture: Simone De Peak

Darrius Johnson, of Charlestown, turned 12 on Wednesday 12/12/12. Picture: Simone De Peak

Lotus flowers at Albion Farm which is opening its Lotus Garden to the public on Sunday to raise money for the School of Arts Hall in Woodville. Picture: Simone De Peak

Lotus flowers at Albion Farm which is opening its Lotus Garden to the public on Sunday to raise money for the School of Arts Hall in Woodville. Picture: Simone De Peak

 Adam Elbourne, of Pokolbin,  is worried about foals getting attacked after 6 of his sheep were taken by wild dogs. Picture: Simone De Peak

Adam Elbourne, of Pokolbin, is worried about foals getting attacked after 6 of his sheep were taken by wild dogs. Picture: Simone De Peak

Amy Saper, driver of the Christmas bus. Picture: Ryan Osland

Amy Saper, driver of the Christmas bus. Picture: Ryan Osland

Zoo keeper Amanda Chrisholm holds a 6 week old baby Marmoset. Picture: Ryan Osland

Zoo keeper Amanda Chrisholm holds a 6 week old baby Marmoset. Picture: Ryan Osland

6 week old baby Marmoset. Picture: Ryan Osland

6 week old baby Marmoset. Picture: Ryan Osland

Action from the Newton Shield. Picture: Dean Osland

Action from the Newton Shield. Picture: Dean Osland

Floating Dock pictured on Newcastle Harbour. Picture: Dean Osland

Floating Dock pictured on Newcastle Harbour. Picture: Dean Osland

Tim Walters with his four year old son Harry Walters. Harry was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes approximately 18 months ago. Pictured also is Harry's sister Madison Walters. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Tim Walters with his four year old son Harry Walters. Harry was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes approximately 18 months ago. Pictured also is Harry's sister Madison Walters. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Wild weather in Newcastle. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Wild weather in Newcastle. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

State Opposition leader John Robertson, councillor Tim Crankanthorp and councillor Nuatali Nelmes are heckled by a passer-by. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

State Opposition leader John Robertson, councillor Tim Crankanthorp and councillor Nuatali Nelmes are heckled by a passer-by. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Amelia Beckwith has been offered a full scholarship for the Bachelor of Business - Event Management at Billie Blue in North Sydney. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Amelia Beckwith has been offered a full scholarship for the Bachelor of Business - Event Management at Billie Blue in North Sydney. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

The Jets' Craig Goodwin after the Mariners' win. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The Jets' Craig Goodwin after the Mariners' win. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Rob Bukey made a parody video on Newcastle using P Diddy's Bad Boy for Life. Picture: Simone De Peak

Rob Bukey made a parody video on Newcastle using P Diddy's Bad Boy for Life. Picture: Simone De Peak

Emile Heskey. Picture: Darren Pateman

Emile Heskey. Picture: Darren Pateman

Jason Pearson, General Manager at Hunter Valley Zoo, with an American Alligator that has been returned after being stolen a few months ago. Picture: Ryan Osland

Jason Pearson, General Manager at Hunter Valley Zoo, with an American Alligator that has been returned after being stolen a few months ago. Picture: Ryan Osland