Michel Bega

By Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor


24 hours in pictures, 13 February 2024

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.


Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan in the presence of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan in the presence of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (R) lays a wreath in front of the Monument for Victims of War 1940-45 at Akershus Fortress during her official state visit in Oslo, Norway on February 13, 2024. (Photo by Cornelius Poppe / NTB / AFP)
Carnival parade in Lucerne
Masked revellers parade through the streets during the carnival season in Lucerne, Switzerland, 12 February 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/URS FLUEELER
Demonstrators drive their tractors to block the main entrance of the port of Tarragona
Demonstrators drive their tractors to block the main entrance of the port of Tarragona, during a farmers protest over heavy regulation and cheaper imports, in Tarragona, on February 13, 2024. Angry farmers have been protesting across Europe over rising costs, high fuel prices, bureaucracy and the environmental requirements in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its forthcoming “Green Deal”. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)
SONA Debate At Cape Town City Hall
ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina during the 2024 State of the Nation Address (SONA) Debate at Cape Town City Hall on February 13, 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa. The National Assembly (NA) and the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) held joint sittings to debate the State of the Nation Address (SONA), which President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered at the Cape Town City Hall on February 8th. (Photo by Gallo Images/Jeffrey Abrahams)
A visitor looks at a piece by South African artist Igshaan Adams called "Gebedswolke"
A visitor looks at a piece by South African artist Igshaan Adams called “Gebedswolke” during a press preview ahead of the exhibition ‘Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art’ at the Barbican in central London on February 12, 2024. The exhibition is set to run from February 13 until May 26, 2024. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP)
Ducks, including ruddy shelducks, and swans
Ducks, including ruddy shelducks, and swans are seen in a partially frozen pond at the Moscow Zoo in Moscow on February 13, 2024, as the zoo celebrates its 160th anniversary. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
FINA World Aquatics Championships Doha 2024
An athlete practices during the Women’s 20m High Diving preliminaries at the FINA World Aquatics Championships Doha 2024 in Doha, Qatar, 13 February 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER
A sailboat passes in front of a cruise ship
A sailboat passes in front of a cruise ship at the old Doha Port in Doha on February 13, 2024. (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)
Silvia Zecchin crowned Maria of Carnival 2024 in venice
Silvia Zecchin (4L) wearing a crown poses with a group of Maries, at the end of the ceremony that crowned her Maria of Carnival 2024, in Venice, Italy, 13 February 2024. The young student of Political Science at the University of Padua, in addition to teaching rhythmic gymnastics to children, was elected at the end of the Gala Dinner hosted in the Apollinee rooms of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and hosted by Maurice Agosti and Alice Bars. Picture: EPA-EFE/ANDREA MEROLA
Israeli army
This handout picture released by the Israeli army on February 13, 2024, shows troops on the ground in the Gaza Strip, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. (Photo by Israeli Army / AFP)
general view of the "Salle Ovale Richelieu"
This picture taken in Paris on February 13, 2024 shows a general view of the “Salle Ovale Richelieu” of the Richelieu-Louvois Library (Bibliotheque Nationale de France – National Library of France – BnF). (Photo by Stefano RELLANDINI / AFP)
Chinese New Year Celebrations in Beijing
Performers take part in a Dragon Dance to celebrate Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing, China, 13 February 2024. Lunar New Year of the Dragon celebrations are being held across China during the Spring Festival week. Picture: EPA-EFE/ANDRES MARTINEZ CASARES
Raising of the Lent Cross at York Minster
The Very Reverend Dean of York Dominic Barrington poses with a wooden cross, suspended from the Central Tower of York Minster in preparation for Ash Wednesday, marking the start of the Christian observance of Lent in York, Britain, 13 February 2024. The Cross is constructed from scaffolding boards in the Minster’s workshop and measures six metres tall and three metres wide. The period of Lent, the most solemn in the Christian calendar, begins on Ash Wednesday and commemorates the 40 days that Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert according to the Christian Gospels. Picture: EPA-EFE/ADAM VAUGHAN
Taylor Swift The Eras Tour tickets go on sale in Australia
Detail image of Mathilde McInnes’ Taylor Swift themed tattoos while lining up to buy tickets at Ticketek’s office in Melbourne, Australia, 13 February 2024. Last-minute tickets for all of Taylor Swift’s Melbourne and Sydney shows will go on sale, with restricted viewing seats costing 65.90 Australian dollars. Picture: EPA-EFE/JAMES ROSS

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