The Week in Photos: Wildfires in Southern California and Protests in Mexico, Greece, and Germany

A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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Protesters hold a European Union flag during an anti-government and corruption protest at the Victoria square in front of the Romanian government headquarters, in Bucharest, on December 3rd, 2017.

Protesters hold a European Union flag during an anti-government and corruption protest at the Victoria square in front of the Romanian government headquarters, in Bucharest, on December 3rd, 2017.

People hold banners reading Freedom for Political Prisoners in front of Barcelona's city hall on December 4th, 2017, during a demonstration demanding the release of jailed separatist leaders.

People hold banners reading Freedom for Political Prisoners in front of Barcelona's city hall on December 4th, 2017, during a demonstration demanding the release of jailed separatist leaders.

Mexican farmers protest in Mexico City on December 5th, 2017, over land conflicts on the outskirts of the capital.

Mexican farmers protest in Mexico City on December 5th, 2017, over land conflicts on the outskirts of the capital.

A firework explodes during clashes between protesters and police in central Athens on December 6th, 2017, at a demonstration commemorating 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2008. Masked youths threw stones and vandalized property during the annual protests.

A firework explodes during clashes between protesters and police in central Athens on December 6th, 2017, at a demonstration commemorating 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2008. Masked youths threw stones and vandalized property during the annual protests.

A firefighter cuts brush at the Thomas Fire on December 7th, 2017, near Fillmore, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.

A firefighter cuts brush at the Thomas Fire on December 7th, 2017, near Fillmore, California. Strong Santa Ana winds are pushing multiple wildfires across the region, expanding across tens of thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes and structures.

People waving Palestinian and Turkish flags gather in front of the Brandenburg Gate to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 8th, 2017, in Berlin, Germany.

People waving Palestinian and Turkish flags gather in front of the Brandenburg Gate to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 8th, 2017, in Berlin, Germany.

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