All together now . . . Nada Makdessi requested a selfie with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott at the Rooty Hill RSL People's Forum. Photo: Andrew Meares.
The six point plan: Liberal Party Greenway candidate Jaymes Diaz got off to a bumbling start when he said his party had a "six-point plan" to stop asylum seekers but failed to explain it. Picture: Ten News.
Not impressed: Josie Diaz, mother of Liberal Greenway candidate Jaymes Diaz, wasn't happy at the attention on her son's false start to the campaign. Photo: Wolter Peeters.
Sing it! Fiona Scott, the Liberal Party candidate for Lindsay, received plenty of attention after Tony Abbott named "sex appeal" as one of her qualities as a potential MP. Photo: Gary Warrick.
"Sex appeal": Did Tony Abbott know what he was doing when he said Liberal candidate for Lindsay Fiona Scott had "sex appeal"? Or was it strategic? Photo: Gary Warrick.
Blue brigade: Tony Abbott at the campaign launch in Penrith. Photo: Gary Warrick.
Job done? Lindsay candidate Fiona Scott walks away as the media follow Tony Abbott. Photo: Gary Warrick.
Ready for a fight? Blaxland MP Jason Clare climbs out of a boxing ring after a picture opportunity at Blacktown PCYC. Photo: Mick Tsikas
Get in the ring . . . Chifley MP Ed Husic all smiles for a photo opportunity at Blacktown PCYC.
Good "folk": Kevin Rudd was greeted enthusiastically by a voter on the day before the election. Photo: Stefan Postles/Getty Images)
Kevin Rudd supported campaign for a new Windsor Bridge when he met with Labor candidate for the area Susan Templemn. Photo: Carlos Furtado.
Song and a dance: no expense was spared by Palmer United Party candidate, Murray Schultz in the seat of Mitchell. Photo: Carlos Furtado.
Deputy PM "Albo", or Anthony Albanese, made his way out to Blacktown to campaign with Greenway MP Michelle Rowland. Photo: Gene Ramirez.
Clare control: Blaxland MP Jason Clare's signs were seen in some awkward places. Photo: Nick Moir.
The photo bomb: this boy stole the show when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd visited Korean - English lessons at the Ryde Uniting Church in Sydney in the seat of Bennelong. Photo: Andrew Meares
No love lost between these two? Photo: Alex Ellinghausen.
ELECTION 2013: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott at the Rooty Hill RSL in Western Sydney. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen.
Whenever the federal election campaign rolled into western Sydney, Fairfax Media photographers were there to capture it.
Some moments, and candidates, were more photogenic than others. Some moments were strange and awkward, others telling.
Here is a selection of our favourites.