Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor

24 hours in pictures, 14 March 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.

A Blackbreasted Snake Eagle
A Blackbreasted Snake Eagle with a meal, photographed by reader and keen wildlife photographer Trevor Barnett, at Rietvlei Nature Reserve near Pretoria recently. Picture: Trevor Barnett
A Buddhist monk walks barefoot past Thailand's Ministry of Defence
A Buddhist monk walks barefoot past Thailand’s Ministry of Defence in Bangkok on March 14, 2024. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)
The Vilakazi Tswana Dancers perform at the opening of Sakhumzi Restaurant at Zoo Lake
The Vilakazi Tswana Dancers perform at the opening of Sakhumzi Restaurant at Zoo Lake, 14 March 2024. The restaurant will occupy the space that was once the well known African dining experience Moyo Restaurant. Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen
Sunny weather and clear sky in San Sebastian
A view of the ‘Comb of the Wind’ sculpture by Basque artist Eduardo Chillida, in San Sebastian, Spain, 14 March 2024. Sunny weather and clear sky is forecast throughout the day, with some spells expected during the night. Picture: EPA-EFE/JAVIER ETXEZAARETA
Preparations for Fallas festival in Valencia
Part of a ‘fallas’ sculpture installation, during preparations in Valencia, Spain, 13 March 2024. The main events of the Fallas festival run from 10 to 19 March ending with the burning of the ‘fallas’ or figures on St. Joseph day. Picture: EPA-EFE/Kai Försterling
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga before delivering the opening address of the 2024 Basic Education Sector Lekgotla Conference at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg, 14 March 2024. Picture: Nigel SAibanda/The Citizen
North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong Un drives new-type tank during drills
A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong Un sitting inside a new-type main battle tank during a training competition involving tank units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), at an undisclosed location in North Korea, 13 March 2024 (issued 14 March 2024). North Korean Supreme leader Kim Jong Un joined troops in military training to operate new developed battle tanks, KCNA reported on 14 March. Picture: EPA-EFE/KCNA
Dutch King Willem-Alexander visits innovation hub MINDbase in Rotterdam
Dutch King Willem-Alexander rides a quad during a working visit to MINDbase of the Materiel and IT Command (COMMIT) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 13 March 2024. MINDbase is an innovation hub where ideas and products for Defense are developed. Picture: EPA-EFE/REMKO DE WAAL
Nepalese celebrate Samyak Mahadan festival in Patan
A Nepalese man paints the eye of Lord Buddha before the procession of the Samyak Mahadan festival in Patan, Nepal, 13 March 2024. Thousands of devotees observed the two-day-long Samyak Mahadan, an alms-giving festival offering worship at the painted idol of Lord Buddha, brought from various temples, for world peace and human welfare. Devotees offer different gifts to the deities, monks, and Buddhist communities, including money, food, and rice, during this festival, which is observed every five years. Picture: EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
The pack of cyclists in action during the 105th Milano – Torino cycling race, over 177km from Rho to Salassa, Italy, 13 March 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/ROBERTO BETTINI
Muslims observe Ramadan in Banda Aceh
Muslims pray and read the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 14 March 2024. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in the Koran was during its last 10 nights. It is celebrated yearly by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. It is also a time for socializing, mainly in the evening after breaking the fast and a shift of all activities to late in the day in most countries. Picture: EPA-EFE/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK
Farmers take part in 'Kisan Mazdoor' Mahapanchayat in New Delhi
Indian farmers take part in ‘Kisan Mazdoor’ Mahapanchayat (congregation) at Ramlila maidan in New Delhi, India, 14 March 2024. Hundreds of farmers and their Unions gave a call for Mahapanchayat (gathering of people from villages) in Delhi to aim to highlight issues of a legal guarantee of minimum support price of their produce. Indian farmers have been protesting since 13 February 2024, as part of ‘Delhi Chalo’ (On to Delhi!) protest march demanding a law guaranteeing minimum support price (MSP) for their produce. Picture: EPA-EFE/RAJAT GUPTA

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