A selection of the best pictures taken by the Star Weekly photographers during January.


HARD TO MISS: Andrea Jaca Smith was crowned Miss Transsexual Australia 2016 at the Miss Gay and Miss Transexual pageant. Picture: Damjan Janevski


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CRACKING IT: Altona’s Nathan Griggs has broken a world record for whip cracking. Picture Shawn Smits



BOARD MEETING: Nippers Jack Curran, Sam Wolff and Sharla Eddleston during lifesaving training at Altona Beach. Picture: Ari Hatzis 



GRIP ON THE GAME: Footscray Edgewater captain, Dean Russ, had a great day in the slips, taking three catches including this one captures by Luke Hemer. 


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SPLASH ‘N’ DASH: Caroline Springs model Cindy Carino at Altona Beach. Picture Shawn Smits.


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CREAM OF THE CROPS: Twins Aydin and Evren Velisha, 23, are third generation Werribee South farmers set to take over the family business. Picture: Damjan Janevski


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DOG PADDLE: James Hunt and his dog Tikaani swim in the lake created by heavy rains near his home in Werribee. Picture: Mark Smith



BLUE DAY: Sunbury’s Melissa McDowell is hosting an ‘afternoon teal’ event on February 27 at Pitruzzello Estate to raise money for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Picture: Luke Hemer


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SPLINTERS: GDCA B Grade Rupertswood v St Anthonys. St Anthony’s Paul Scott is clean bowled during the GDCA B grade match against Rupertswood. Picture Shawn Smits.