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In Pictures: Australia beat the Lions

June 30, 2013

Vunipola, right, attempts to smother a kick from the Wallabies' Will Genia. David Gray / Reuters
Vunipola, right, attempts to smother a kick from the Wallabies' Will Genia. David Gray / Reuters
Worse for the Lions, the usually immaculate Leigh Halfpenny takes a penalty kick to lose the Test. Paul Crock / AFP
Worse for the Lions, the usually immaculate Leigh Halfpenny takes a penalty kick to lose the Test. Paul Crock / AFP
At one point, North, right, carries Folau, the Wallabies winger, on his shoulder as he runs forward with the ball. The of the world's best players in their positions were at each other throughout the game. William West / AFP
At one point, North, right, carries Folau, the Wallabies winger, on his shoulder as he runs forward with the ball. The of the world's best players in their positions were at each other throughout the game. William West / AFP
Lions fans cheer during the game. At this stage, the visitors are still in the lead, albeit a slim one. Paul Crock / AFP
Lions fans cheer during the game. At this stage, the visitors are still in the lead, albeit a slim one. Paul Crock / AFP
As the game got closer, there were a few slip-ups. George North, centre, loses the ball after been tackled by the Wallabies defenders. William West / AFP
As the game got closer, there were a few slip-ups. George North, centre, loses the ball after been tackled by the Wallabies defenders. William West / AFP
The Lions are dismayed after losing a match 16-15 they had come so very close to winning. The series is tied at 1-1 with the third and final Test in Sydney on Saturday. William West / AFP
The Lions are dismayed after losing a match 16-15 they had come so very close to winning. The series is tied at 1-1 with the third and final Test in Sydney on Saturday. William West / AFP
Ben Alexander, the Wallabies prop, pops out of the scrum. William West / AFP
Ben Alexander, the Wallabies prop, pops out of the scrum. William West / AFP
Wallabies supporters are ecstatic as Adam Ashley-Cooper celebrates with teammate Christian Lealiifano. Scott Barbour / Getty Images
Wallabies supporters are ecstatic as Adam Ashley-Cooper celebrates with teammate Christian Lealiifano. Scott Barbour / Getty Images
James Slipper, of the Wallabies, who was having a decent outing, is tackled by Tom Croft. Quinn Rooney / Getty Images
James Slipper, of the Wallabies, who was having a decent outing, is tackled by Tom Croft. Quinn Rooney / Getty Images
Drama ensued throughout the Test with players getting as physical as they possibly could. Here, Adam Jones, of the Lions, points to his eye. Mark Kolbe / Getty Images
Drama ensued throughout the Test with players getting as physical as they possibly could. Here, Adam Jones, of the Lions, points to his eye. Mark Kolbe / Getty Images
The Wallabies' Israel Folau is tackled in a game that was getting very rough. Quinn Rooney / Getty Images
The Wallabies' Israel Folau is tackled in a game that was getting very rough. Quinn Rooney / Getty Images
Ben Mowen, of the Wallabies, stretches for a lineout in the keenly-contested Test at Etihad Stadium. Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
Ben Mowen, of the Wallabies, stretches for a lineout in the keenly-contested Test at Etihad Stadium. Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images
The second Test between Australia's Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions in Melbourne was going to be a close one with the hosts needing a win to avoid their first series defeat since 1997. Here, Mako Vunipola, of the Lions, is tackled. Cameron Spencer???
The second Test between Australia's Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions in Melbourne was going to be a close one with the hosts needing a win to avoid their first series defeat since 1997. Here, Mako Vunipola, of the Lions, is tackled. Cameron Spencer???
Then for the turnaround: Tommy Bowe, left, of the Lions, watches on as Adam Ashley-Cooper, centre, flies towards the try line during dying minutes of the Test. Paul Crock / AFP
Then for the turnaround: Tommy Bowe, left, of the Lions, watches on as Adam Ashley-Cooper, centre, flies towards the try line during dying minutes of the Test. Paul Crock / AFP