Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor


24 hours in pictures, 1 December 2023

Our Picture Editors select the best news photographs from South Africa and around the world to bring you a visual snapshot of the day's events.


wildlife seizure
This undated handout picture released by SERFOR shows species protected internationally by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) after being seized from a passanger at the Lima International airport in Lima. Peruvian authorities seized 160 exotic wild animals at the Lima international airport that a passenger from Miami intended to enter illegally to supposedly later traffic in Asia, the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor) reported this Thursday. (Photo by Handout / SERFOR / AFP)
A zookeeper shows a South African white lion cub
A zookeeper shows a South African white lion cub born last Monday at Las Delicias Zoo, in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela, on November 29, 2023. (Photo by Juan Carlos Hernandez / AFP)
Westbury residents walk past a mural
Westbury residents walk past a mural stating “Coloured people matter”, 1 December 2023, in Westbury, Johannesburg. Picture: Nigel Sibanfda/The Citizen
US rock band Kiss attends lighting ceremony at Empire State Building
Fans of the US rock band Kiss pose for a picture while waiting to see the group during an appearance at a lighting ceremony of the Empire State Building in New York, New York, USA, 30 November 2023. The band has announced they are retiring after playing their final two shows from 01 to 02 December at Madison Square Garden in New York. Picture: EPA-EFE/STEPHANI SPINDEL
Taiwan Air Force Flight Training Command Formation Ceremony
A person photographs a Taiwan Air Force Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) during the Air Force Flight Training Command Formation Ceremony at an airbase in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 01 December 2023. As part of the ongoing military tension between China and Taiwan, there’s been a notable increase in Chinese military aircraft incursions into Taiwan’s airspace. The Taiwan Air Force is actively monitoring these situations, and responds by promptly scrambling fighter jets, such as the Mirage-2000 and F-16V, for interceptions. The Taiwan Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) is being developed in Taiwan to replace the aging fleet of AT-3 and F-5 trainer aircraft. Picture: EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
Protest against human trafficking in Kathmandu
A group of girls perform a street dance during a protest against human trafficking in Kathmandu, Nepal, 01 December 2023. The event was organized by ‘Maiti Nepal’, a rehabilitation group for children, women, and victims of trafficking, to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Picture: EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
Peta India protest against Hermes luxury brand in Mumbai
Poorva Joshipura (C), the director of Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) India, wears a bodysuit resembling an alligator-skin while posing on a stage with fake blood during a demonstration outside a Hermes boutique, framed by activists holding handbags with slogans reading ‘Hermes: Dump Exotic-Animal Skins’, in English (L) and French (R) language, in Mumbai, India, 01 December 2023. Peta India staged the protest to call on the French fashion house to ban the use of alligators, crocodiles, and other exotic animals’ skins, who are tormented and killed to make the brand’s leather bags and accessories. Picture: EPA-EFE/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI
Surfers at snowy Eisbach creek in Munich
A surfer rides a wave on the Eisbach creek in the snow covered English Garden park in Munich, Germany, 30 November 2023. Picture: EPA-EFE/ANNA SZILAGYI
Fire department in Berlin demonstrates fire hazard from Christmas tree candles
A christmas tree burns inside a mock living room during a Berlin Fire Brigade demonstration in Berlin, Germany , 01 December 2023. The Berlin fire department carried out an annual demonstration to inform about fire hazard from Christmas tree candles. Picture: EPA-EFE/FILIP SINGER
Rockets being fired
This picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows a rocket being fired from inside Gaza towards Israel, as battles resumed between the Israeli forces and Hamas militants, on December 1, 2023. A temporary truce between Israel and Hamas expired on December 1, with the Israeli army saying combat operations had resumed, accusing Hamas of violating the operational pause. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)
An environmental activist display a placard
An environmental activist display a placard at the venue of the COP28 United Nations climate summit in Dubai on December 1, 2023. World leaders take centre stage at UN climate talks in Dubai on December 1, under pressure to step up efforts to limit global warming as the Israel-Hamas conflict casts a shadow over the summit. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)
A woman inspects artwork by Iranian artist Farrokh Mahdavi
A woman inspects artwork by Iranian artist Farrokh Mahdavi during a preview of the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) Triennial 2023, an exhibition featuring work by over 120 contemporary artists, designers and collectives, in Melbourne on December 1, 2023. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)

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