Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor


24 hours in pictures, 10 October 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.


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Tladi residents Mandla Mthembu (L), Jan Ngwaku Moloi (103-years-old, seated) and Christina Mayisa (75) at Dube Station in Soweto, 10 October 2023, during the official welcome of the Transnet Phelophepa Healthcare train arrival, offering dental services, eye care and screening for diabetes and cancer free of charge or at a very low cost from 09 to 20 October 2023. Picture: Ayanda Mhlongo/The Citizen
MYANMAR-CLIMATE-FLOOD
This aerial handout photo taken and released by the Myanmar Fire Service Department (MFSD) Drone Team on October 10, 2023 shows a flooded area of Bago town after heavy rains in Myanmar’s Bago region. Floods sparked by record October rain hit parts of southern Myanmar on October 9, inundating roads and fields and sending residents fleeing for higher ground. (Photo by Ko Htin Kyaw / MFSD Drone Team / AFP)
LIBERIA-VOTE
A voter waits in line outside a voting station in Monrovia on October 10, 2023. Liberians began voting Tuesday on whether to give football legend George Weah a second term as president, with peace among voters’ main concerns in a nation still scarred by back-to-back civil wars. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)
India prepares for annual Durga Puja festival
An Indian artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga ahead of the Durga Puja festival, at a workshop, in Chennai, India, 10 October 2023. The Durga Puja festival, which this year starts on 20 October and concludes on 24 October, celebrates the killing of a demon king Mahishasura by the Goddess Durga and ends with colorful celebrations all over the country. Picture: EPA-EFE/IDREES MOHAMMED
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Barricaded Golden Highway in Olifantsvlei between Cavendish Street and R554 Nirvana Drive in Johannesburg south, 10 October 2023, due to the sinkhole that damaged the road causing traffic resulting to only one lane operating slowly. Picture: Bulelwa Ndongeni/The Citizen
French-German cabinet meeting in Hamburg
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (2R) and his wife Britta Ernst (R) are reflected in a puddle as they welcome French President Emmanuel Macron (2L) and his wife Brigitte Macron (L) at the factory of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus in Finkenwerder Hamburg, Germany, 09 October 2023. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet with their ministers in Hamburg from 9 to 10 October for the Franco-German cabinet meeting. Picture: EPA-EFE/FILIP SINGER
Pro-Israel vigil in front of Downing Street in London
Protesters light candles during a pro-Israeli vigil in front of Downing Street in London, Britain, 09 October 2023. More than 700 Israelis were killed and over 2,000 were injured since the Islamist movement Hamas carried out an unprecedented attack on southern Israel on 07 October 2023, the Israeli army said on 09 October 2023. According to Palestinian officials, more than 500 people were killed and nearly 3,000 were injured as a result of Israel’s retaliatory raids and air strikes in the Palestinian enclave. Picture: EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL
Free Palestine rally in Melbourne
A woman takes part in a rally against the occupation of Palestinian territories and the conflict between Israel and Hamas, at State Library of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, 10 October 2023. More than 900 Israelis were killed and over 2,000 were injured since the Islamist movement Hamas carried out an unprecedented attack on southern Israel on 07 October, the Israeli army said. According to Palestinian officials, more than 700 people were killed and nearly 4,000 were injured as a result of Israel’s retaliatory raids and air strikes in the Palestinian enclave. Picture: EPA-EFE/JOEL CARRETT
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People visit the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on October 10, 2023. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)
Death toll from earthquake in Afghanistan rises to over 2,500
People search for the victims amid rubble of destroyed houses after an earthquake in the Zinda Jan district of Herat, Afghanistan, 09 October 2023. The death toll from devastating earthquakes in Afghanistan surged to over 2,500 on 09 October 2023, after a series of seven tremors rocked the western province of Herat, Mula Janan Sayeq, spokesperson for the Disaster Management Ministry said. The initial 6.3-magnitude earthquake on 07 October 2023, followed by strong aftershocks, also left many more people injured and caused extensive destruction in the already struggling country, grappling with international sanctions following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in August 2021. Picture: EPA-EFE/SAMIULLAH POPAL
Air pollution in Singapore
A kite is flown in the Marina Barrage on a hazy day in Singapore, 10 October 2023. Singapore’s air quality momentarily worsened in the morning before returning to moderate range on 10 October as winds brought haze from Indonesia’s forest fires. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), 15 hotspots were detected mostly over the southern and central parts of Indonesia’s Sumatra island. Picture: EPA-EFE/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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