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A woman rides the world's longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)

A woman rides the world's longest urban zip line, with a speed of up to 80 kilometers per hour on a one kilometer run from 170 meter to ground level, in the Marina district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)
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06 Dec 2017 07:36:00
A stunning monsoon sunset coupled with intense lightning creating an amazing scene on August 26, 2017. (Photo by Mike Olbinski/Caters News Agency)

While most people head for cover at the first sign of a storm, this man runs straight toward it. Storm chaser and father of three Mike Olbinski is addicted to photographing extreme weather and regularly takes on tornadoes and supercell thunderstorms in a bid to capture extraordinary images. The photographer, from Phoenix, often travels hundreds of miles a day to reach the eye of a storm. He first became hooked on the unusual hobby almost a decade ago, following the birth of his daughter. Here: A stunning monsoon sunset coupled with intense lightning creating an amazing scene on August 26, 2017. (Photo by Mike Olbinski/Caters News Agency)
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06 Dec 2017 07:24:00
A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water a burning house in a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (Photo by Chris Carlson/AP Photo)

A Los Angeles County firefighter puts water a burning house in a wildfire in the Lake View Terrace area of Los Angeles Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Ferocious winds in Southern California have whipped up explosive wildfires, burning a psychiatric hospital and scores of other structures. Tens of thousands of people have been ordered evacuated. (Photo by Chris Carlson/AP Photo)
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06 Dec 2017 07:12:00
#6. Vietnam, Total GDP: USD 202.6 billion (2016). Contribution of Travel and Tourism to GDP: 9.1% . Here: A boat in the Thu Bon River, Hoi An, Vietnam. (Photo by Domingo Leiva/Getty Images)

South Asian countries in terms of total contribution of travel and tourism to GDP. #6. Vietnam, Total GDP: USD 202.6 billion (2016). Contribution of Travel and Tourism to GDP: 9.1% . Here: A boat in the Thu Bon River, Hoi An, Vietnam. (Photo by Domingo Leiva/Getty Images)
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06 Dec 2017 07:03:00
A participant Saint Nicholas parade walks from house to house dressed in the traditional devil and Nicholas costumes in Francova Lhota district of Zlin, Czech Republic on December 3, 2017. This type of parade is one of the most popular age old tradition in a few villages in Wallachia region (eastern part of Czech Republic). Saint Nicholas walks the streets going from house to house three days and Saint Nicholas gives sweets to children and the devils get up to mischief. (Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A participant Saint Nicholas parade walks from house to house dressed in the traditional devil and Nicholas costumes in Francova Lhota district of Zlin, Czech Republic on December 3, 2017. This type of parade is one of the most popular age old tradition in a few villages in Wallachia region (eastern part of Czech Republic). Saint Nicholas walks the streets going from house to house three days and Saint Nicholas gives sweets to children and the devils get up to mischief. (Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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05 Dec 2017 09:07:00
Overall runner-up: Toucan, Mark Tatchell. (Photo by Mark Tatchell/British Ecological Society)

The British Ecological Society has announced the winners of its annual photography competition, Capturing Ecology. Taken by international ecologists and students, the winning images will be exhibited at the society’s joint annual meeting in Ghent in December. Here: Overall runner-up; Toucan, Mark Tatchell. (Photo by Mark Tatchell/British Ecological Society)
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05 Dec 2017 08:05:00
A bride stretches before the event during the “Running of the Brides” race, in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2, 2017. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

A bride stretches before the event during the “Running of the Brides” race, in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2, 2017. Six hundred of to be brides and their grooms compete a run race aimed to win more than two million baht (61,000 US dollars or 51,000 euro) of wedding package prizes including a pair of white gold diamond rings and honeymoon trip to the Maldives. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)
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05 Dec 2017 07:55:00
A so-called “Supermoon” dominates the sky while traffic rolls in the streets in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 03 December 2017. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a series of three “Supermoons” – dubbed the “Supermoon trilogy” – will appear in the sky on 03 December 2017, on 01 January 2018 and and 31 January 2018. A 'Supermoon' commonly is a full moon at its closest distance to the earth with the moon appearing larger than usual. (Photo by Hein Htet/EPA/EFE)

A so-called “Supermoon” dominates the sky while traffic rolls in the streets in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 03 December 2017. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a series of three “Supermoons” – dubbed the “Supermoon trilogy” – will appear in the sky on 03 December 2017, on 01 January 2018 and and 31 January 2018. A “Supermoon” commonly is a full moon at its closest distance to the earth with the moon appearing larger than usual. (Photo by Hein Htet/EPA/EFE)
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05 Dec 2017 07:45:00