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Californians capture devastating scenes from wildfires

Californians capture devastating scenes from wildfiresSouthern California residents are facing a massive wildfire. Take a look at some powerful images emerging from the fire.



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Supporters free ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili from Ukrainian police amid chaotic scenes

Supporters free ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili from Ukrainian police amid chaotic scenesBy Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili freed him from a police van on Tuesday after his detention on suspicion of assisting a criminal organisation led to clashes with police in Kiev. Once freed, Saakashvili raised a hand in a V-for-victory sign — a handcuff still dangling from his wrist as he stood in a melee of supporters. He then led protesters towards parliament, where he called defiantly for President Petro Poroshenko to be removed from office. …



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Wildfires lead to hellish scenes for Los Angeles commuters

Wildfires lead to hellish scenes for Los Angeles commutersAs Southern California firefighters continue their struggle to contain fires throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties on Wednesday, commuters found themselves driving next to raging fires that now are threatening the Westwood, Brentwood and Bel-Air neighborhoods of West L.A. According to the
Los Angeles Times, the Bel-Air fire, which shut down the 405 freeway in both directions, began in the hills of Brentwood and traveled up the Santa Monica Mountains into the Bel-Air neighborhood.  SEE ALSO: California's worst fire season just got even more terrifying Described as a "fast moving, 6-acre wildfire" by the
Times, the fire has prompted evacuations in the gated community of Bel-Air with several homes now burning. Officials have also closed the 405 freeway in both directions, as the fire rages in the hills along the Getty Center exit.  The Getty Museum, a gem containing historic works of art, is threatened by the flames. Today was scariest morning commute of my life: #gettycenter #skirballfire pic.twitter.com/aECWhnJ26I — Rick Patrick (@70sspacepunk) December 6, 2017 The 405 Freeway Getty Center fire pic.twitter.com/8asimBuCtr — ooysterr (@ooysterr) December 6, 2017 As a new wildfire breaks out in Los Angeles, this time in Bel-Air, 100+ firefighters are already on the scene. The 405 is closed near Getty Center. t.co/BvVwpZKmq1 pic.twitter.com/eHsfcjByP7 — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 6, 2017 Update #BrushFire; 6:20AM; NB 405 FY x Mulholland Dr; #BelAir/HolmbyHills; EVACUATION INFO: … t.co/YbLVcoItlW — LAFD (@LAFD) December 6, 2017 #BREAKING: The 405 Freeway is SHUT DOWN in BOTH directions between the 101 Freeway and the 10 Freeway due to fire. — CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) December 6, 2017 The strong, desiccating Santa Ana winds have created ideal conditions for wildfires, by compressing hot air in the L.A. basin, and prompting the spread of embers well ahead of any fires that crop up. The winds are also helping to cause fires to exhibit extreme fire behavior, making them difficult to impossible to control.  West Los Angeles neighborhoods are connected by the Santa Monica Mountains, known to hikers and Angelenos as the "backbone." That interconnectivity is what has prompted officials to warn residents of Mandeville Canyon and other areas in Brentwood to prepare for evacuation. The Skirball Museum and a number of schools along Mulholland Drive — which divides the city from the valley — could be threatened along with the Getty. Bel Air Estates..east side of the 405..Fire burns out of control in the Sepulveda Pass – 6:35am PST @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/0DiEtdDl7c — Rick Dickert (@RICKatFOX) December 6, 2017 The Bel-Air fire is now 50 acres and is causing massive gridlock along the 405, one of L.A.'s most congested areas t.co/BvVwpZKmq1 pic.twitter.com/6bAKmTpsUY — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) December 6, 2017 Burnt out remains of homes in the Bel-Air section of LA, destroyed by wildfires in 1961 during the dry season.Image: Ralph Crane/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, the Los Angeles Fire Department is also fighting the Creek Fire in the Sylmar and surrounding areas of L.A. County.  As of 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday night, the fire remained zero percent contained, according to the L.A. Fire Department. A far larger blaze is still burning further northwest, with at least 65,000 acres having gone up in flames near Ventura. 
UPDATE Dec. 6 10:45 a.m. PT: Local media reports that Rupert Murdoch's $ 30 million home and vineyard has been affected by the blaze. WATCH: The science behind the fast-moving wildfires that are devastating California



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Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the Caribbean

Scenes From Hurricane Maria's Destruction Across the CaribbeanHurricane Maria has killed at least nine and has left Puerto Rico entirely without power



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Scenes of destruction from Irma began to trickle in

Scenes of destruction from Irma began to trickle inWhile the Florida and Atlantic Coasts anxiously prepare for monstrous Hurricane Irma to decide where it will make landfall this weekend, the storm's currently buzzsawing across the Caribbean, leaving a trail of unfathomable destruction.  SEE ALSO: Historic Hurricane Irma taking a buzzsaw to Caribbean as threat grows for Puerto Rico, Florida On Wednesday, Irma rolled across small islands like Anguilla and Saint Martin as it continued to spin onward toward the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as well as Puerto Rico.  In fact, Irma's eye was so well-defined — a sign that underscores the storm's strength — that the islands of Anguilla and Saint Martin could be seen on satellite imagery in the middle of the eye.  Two Caribbean Islands could be seen directly in the eye of #Irma this morning: t.co/y53XvPKBnH pic.twitter.com/psPgjsNlll — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 6, 2017 Those islands also bore the brunt of Irma's wrath. In St. Martin, several government buildings considered among the island's sturdiest were leveled.  #BREAKING: French interior minister says "4 most solid" govt buildings on St Martin already destroyed by #Irma. Comms with Paris are down — Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) September 6, 2017 But photos and video told the real story—visceral images of Irma's destructive power, like the one below taken at the famous Maho Beach where tourists gather to watch planes fly extremely low to complete their descent and landing at the adjacent St. Maarten Airport. Spectaculaires images de la violence de l'ouragan #Irma sur la plage de Maho Beach à Saint-Martin. (© PTZtv – t.co/0vDBy7CSIE) pic.twitter.com/y3uAB3jlGq — Météo Express (@MeteoExpress) September 6, 2017 Other videos and photos showed boats smashed into unrecognizable debris, as well as high floodwaters from the storm's surge. [IRMA] Saint Martin dans le mur de l'oeil subit les effets de l'ouragan IRMA #iram #ouragan #SaintMartin (Source : Rinsy Xieng) pic.twitter.com/e2j7e9KtOu — RCI Guadeloupe (@RCI_GP) September 6, 2017 St. Maarten airport reported sustained winds at 133 mph gusting to 161 at storm's peak there. NEW: Scenes coming in from St. Maarten… pic.twitter.com/6jU9DqvniZ — Brian Shields (@BShieldsWFTV) September 6, 2017 I literally shaking. This just climbed to #1 spot for stuff I've had to experience #IrmaHurricane #StMaarten I was supposed 2 be on vacation pic.twitter.com/8K9PPEvMLS — eze (@internetofzings) September 6, 2017 Video of #irma2017 hitting the island of #anguilla! Family and friends sending coverage but love ones #stayinside @weatherchannel #prayforus pic.twitter.com/JtmQWB4d1s — Rashida (@RashidaHodge) September 6, 2017 Next in Irma's path: Puerto Rico, where heavy winds are already being recorded. 
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Chrissy Teigen Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Her Favorite Instagram Shots

Chrissy Teigen Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Her Favorite Instagram ShotsIf there's one thing we know about Chrissy, it's that her social media is always on point. Take a look to find out the stories behind some of her best shots.



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