Today in Pictures, Dec 6, 2017

Train accident in Meerbusch-Osterath, Germany, wildfire sweeps through the city of Ventura, California, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures

Firefighters and investigators work on the site of a train accident on Dec 5, 2017 in Meerbusch-Osterath, western Germany, where a passenger train and a freight train collided, injuring at least 47 people. PHOTO: AFP
A firefighter sprays water on the remains of the Hawaiian Village apartments after a wind-driven wildfire swept into the city of Ventura, California, U.S., Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
Local residents watch a home burn on a hillside during a wind-driven wildfire in Ventura, California, US on Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
SPH volunteers held a party for over 100 beneficiaries from Care Community Services Society (Care Kids), Beyond Social Services (Jalan Bukit Ho Swee) and Life Community Services Society – Mighty Kids, Families and Community on Dec 5, 2017. This is the 12th straight year that SPH has contributed to the Boys’ Brigade Share-A-Gift Project. PHOTO: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
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 Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: AFP
Chaya (L) and Zalmy (R) Goldberg walk amongst the fallen yellow leaves of a large Ginkgo biloba tree in their Virginia-Highland neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Youths ride a carousel in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
A pet cat of an employee of Japan's IT firm Ferray Corp, is seen at the company's office in Tokyo, Japan on Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
An art installation by Norwegian-Sami artist Maret Anne Sara made of 400 reindeer scalps is hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, on Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: NTB SCANPIX VIA AFP
People visit the 'Thailand Illumination Festival 2017' in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec 5, 2017. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

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