The Week in Photos: Wildfire Smoke in Ojai and Currency Exchanges in Venezuela - Pacific Standard

The Week in Photos: Wildfire Smoke in Ojai and Currency Exchanges in Venezuela

A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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A plume of smoke is seen from Ojai, California, as the Thomas Fire grows and advances toward seaside communities on December 10th, 2017, near Carpinteria, California.

A plume of smoke is seen from Ojai, California, as the Thomas Fire grows and advances toward seaside communities on December 10th, 2017, near Carpinteria, California.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces on December 11th, 2017, near the border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces on December 11th, 2017, near the border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City.

Voters exit after casting their ballots at a polling station setup in the Fire Department on December 11th, 2017, in Gallant, Alabama. Alabama voters are casting their ballot for either Republican Roy Moore or his Democratic challenger Doug Jones in a special election to decide who will replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate.

Voters exit after casting their ballots at a polling station set-up in the fire department on December 11th, 2017, in Gallant, Alabama. Alabama voters are casting their ballot for either Republican Roy Moore or his Democratic challenger Doug Jones in a special election to decide who will replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate.

Jake Glaser, dressed as Santa Claus, skateboards at Venice Beach on December 13th, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Residents are preparing for Christmas in the wake of a series of destructive wildfires across Southern California.

Jake Glaser, dressed as Santa Claus, skateboards at Venice Beach on December 13th, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Residents are preparing for Christmas in the wake of a series of destructive wildfires across Southern California.

A demonstrator shouts slogans in front of the Senate building during a protest against the potential approval of an internal security law that would allow the army to act as police, in Mexico City, on December 14th, 2017. Mexican deputies approved a new security law that provides a legal framework for military deployment. The controversial initiative is being discussed in the Senate.

A demonstrator shouts slogans in front of the Senate building during a protest against the potential approval of an internal security law that would allow the army to act as police, in Mexico City, on December 14th, 2017. Mexican deputies approved a new security law that provides a legal framework for military deployment. The controversial initiative is being discussed in the Senate.

People line up outside the BanPanal communal bank to exchange bolivares for the new local community currency, the panal, launched in the 23 de Enero working-class neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 15th, 2017.

People line up outside the BanPanal communal bank to exchange bolivares for the new local community currency, the panal, launched in the 23 de Enero working-class neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, on December 15th, 2017. 

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