The week that was around the region | Photos 13 Jan 2017, 3:38 p.m. Halfway through January already? Yes. Check out the best photos of the week. The week that was around the region | Photos Scenes from aboard the 2017 Elvis Express. Photo: BEN PALMERChloe Brasier, Jasmine Cheney, Sarah Hagney and Eva Hagney were ready for a ride at the dam.Wendy Gibson and Gail Goulding were aboard the Elvis Express to Parkes. Photo: BEN PALMEROrange City librarian Sean Brady with some of our most popular books of the year, including the thriller 'The Girl On The Train'. Photo: PHIL BLATCH All the action from the Western NSW Under-13 Cricket Carnival in Orange. Photos: JUDE KEOGH, MATTHEW FINDLAYScenes from aboard the 2017 Elvis Express. Photo: BEN PALMERBlack rhino Kufara is expecting her first calf in May. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMSThe 2017 Elvis Express arrives in Parkes. Photo: BEN PALMERAsh Brown at the Bluestone Lake Estate off Racecourse Road. Photo: PHIL BLATCHThe 2017 Elvis Express arrives in Parkes. Photo: BEN PALMER Firefighters have been on scene since Wednesday trying to control a fire burning near Wellington. Photo: NICK GRIMMDubbo Veterinary Hospital’s practice manager, Julie Shearer, said puppies are vulnerable in this heat. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE Dubbo tradies Mitch Bower, Matt Carolan and Brendan Gilmour are among the many outdoor workers bracing for Friday's sizzler. Photo: Belinda SooleAll the best moments from the weekend's New Year Carnival at Barden Park. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMSAll the action from the Western NSW Under-13 Cricket Carnival in Orange. Photos: JUDE KEOGH, MATTHEW FINDLAYRyley, Zeke and Elye Miller joined the crowds at the Orange Aquatic Centre to cool off as the temperature rises this week. Photo: JUDE KEOGHBathurst veterinarian Dr Ann-Maree Shearer said people can set up a clam shell as a pool for their dogs to keep themselves cool in when the temperatures are really high. Photo: RACHEL FERRETTRubbish left strewn along Hen and Chicken Lane. Photos: NADINE MORTON Jayden Brasier, 8, Tyler Cheney, 9, and Zac Hagney, 11, having fun out on the water on Sunday.Amanda Turnbull being interviewed by Terry Neil following a race in Bathurst earlier this year. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK TweetFacebook of ╳exitHalfway through January already? Yes. Check out the best photos of the week.