The week in 27 photos


VENTURA, CA – DECEMBER 5: John Bain and Brandon Baker take cover from the embers as they try to help stop a fire from burning a stranger’s home on December 5, 2017 in Ventura, California. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

John Bain and Brandon Baker take cover from embers as they try to help stop a wildfire from burning a home in Ventura, California, on Tuesday, December 5. Four wildfires are wreaking devastation across Southern California. More than 100,000 acres have been burned, and tens of thous people have had to flee their homes. More


Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., leaves the Capitol after speaking on the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken said he will resign from the Senate in coming weeks following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from his Democratic colleagues, a swift political fall for a once-rising Democratic star. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
epa06373154 Liberal MP Warren Entsch (C-L) lifts up Labor MP Linda Burney (C-R) as they celebrate the passing of the Marriage Amendment Bill in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 07 December 2017. The passage of the bill effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in Australia. EPA-EFE/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
VENTURA, CA – DECEMBER 5: John Bain and Brandon Baker take cover from the embers as they try to help stop a fire from burning a stranger’s home on December 5, 2017 in Ventura, California. (Photo by Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
attends SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show on December 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City.
Bobo, a British Bulldog, takes a shower at The Wagington luxury pet hotel in Singapore December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su (Newscom TagID: rtrlnine372267.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]
Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, center, arrives at federal court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Court documents show Flynn, an early and vocal supporter on the campaign trail of President Donald Trump whose business dealings and foreign interactions made him a central focus of Mueller’s investigation, will admit to lying about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during the transition period before Trump’s inauguration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
TOPSHOT – A picture taken on December 3, 2017 shows visitors walking in the courtyard of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
PESHAWAR, Dec. 1, 2017 People transfer an injured man to a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Dec. 1, 2017. At least 12 people were injured when unknown gunmen opened fire near a hostel of a university in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday morning, an official said. psw) (Credit Image: ?? Umar Qayyum/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)
December 5, 2017 – Washington, DC, United States of America – U.S. President Donald Trump gives a high give to a small boy during a Tax Payer Family event in the Oval Office at the White House December 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Credit Image: ? Shealah Craighead/Planet Pix via ZUMA Wire)
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A nude diner fills wine for another at the newly opened nudist restaurant “o’naturel” in Paris on December 5, 2017.
Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: a Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in the nude. Located down a quiet side street in southwest Paris, O’naturel, billed as the French capital’s first nudist restaurant, is the brainchild of 42-year-old twins Mike and Stephane Saada.
epaselect epa06373065 Asha Maya Dangol, 80, shows her thumb print after casting her vote during the second round of the parliamentary and provincial elections in Kathmandu, Nepal, 07 December 2017. EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
TOPSHOT – A Syrian man carries the body of a child who was killed in a reported air strike in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on December 3, 2017.
A wave of Syrian air strikes killed at least 19 civilians and wounded dozens across the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. / AFP PHOTO / ABDULMONAM EASSA (Photo credit should read ABDULMONAM EASSA/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT – More that 2,000 people disguised as Santa Claus pose for a picture at the ski resort of Verbier, Swiss Alps, on December 2, 2017.
The ski resort offered a daily pass to every skier wearing Santa dress to celebrates the ski season’s opening day. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Fans sing songs of Johnny Hallyday outside his house in Marnes-la-Coquette, outside Paris, Wednesday, Dec.6, 2017. Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
TOPSHOT – Members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 54/55, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle (back), Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C) and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (front) take part in the preflight preparation at the Russian leased Kazakh Baikonur cosmodrome on December 05, 2017.
The space crew is to take off to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Soyuz MS-07 on December 17, 2017 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
A Yemeni man inspects his damaged store near the residence of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Dec. 04, 2017. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Leaves cover the face of Rohingya refugee Abdul Aziz, an 11-month-old who died at a clinic in Bangladesh on Monday, December 4. The boy, w family fled Myanmar a couple of months ago, had suered from a high fever and severe cough, according to his mother. His body was brought b the family’s shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
A television cameraman films the logo of the International Olympic Committee at its headquarters in Pully, Switzerland, on Tuesday, December 5 has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics over the country’s “systemic manipulation” of anti-doping rules, but Russian athletes who can that they are clean will be invited to compete under the Olympic flag, the IOC said.
Palaeoanthropologist Professor Ron Clarke unveiled for the first time to the public, the Little Foot fossilised hominid skeleton at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on December 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIEN (Photo credit should read MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Dec. 2, 2017 photo, Mexican and American volunteers participate in efforts to protect the olive ridley sea turtle, on the beach in Sayulita, Nayarit state, Mexico. A retired American couple, Erick and Odette, have loaned their house since 2007 as a refuge for marine tortoises that land on the Sayulita beach.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A police ocer guarding the main entrance of the Labor Ministry is punched by a protester as communist-backed unionists tried to enter the bu during a protest in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday, December 5. The protesters were demonstrating against proposals to amend a law regarding strikes.
TOKYO, JAPAN – DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Producer Kathleen Kennedy, C-3PO and Mark Hamill attend the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ press conference at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo on December 7, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney)
TOPSHOT – Afghan volunteers carry an injured men to a hospital following a suicide attack in Jalalabad on December 3, 2017.
At least six people were killed after a suicide bomber attacked a political rally in eastern Afghanistans Jalalabad, officials said on December 3, underscoring the deteriorating security situation in the war-torn country. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA (Photo credit should read NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images)
Janelle Monae poses for a portrait at the West Coast debut of 29rooms at ROW DTLA on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
<> on December 4, 2017 in Opa Locka, Florida. US Postal Service worker Barbara Lynn sorts boxes at a distribution center in Opa Locka, Florida, on Monday, December 4. The USPS is projecti more than 850 million packages will be sent during the busy holiday season.


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