Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor


24 hours in pictures, 14 May 2024

Through the lens: The Citizen's Picture Editors select the best news photographs from South Africa and around the world.


Blankets donated for Mandela Day
Pupils from Reshomile Primary School in Diepsloot celebrate as they receive blanket donations from 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, 14 May 2024, in Diepsloot, as part of the Peace, Love and Tolerance tour, where 67 Blankets is delivering warm blankets to the less fortunate ahead of winter. The tour is taking the team to various locations across South Africa. Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen
Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Carolyn Steyn
Founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Carolyn Steyn, left, poses for a photograph with blanket recipient Martha Mlaudzi, 14 May 2024, in Diepsloot, as part of the Peace, Love and Tolerance tour, where 67 Blankets is delivering warm blankets to the less fortunate ahead of winter. The tour is taking the team to various locations across South Africa. Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen
Pre-Fight press conference between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson (L) and Jake Paul, YouTuber and professional boxer, come face to face during a pre-fight press conference held at the Apollo Theatre in New York, New York, USA, 13 May 2024. The Tyson versus Paul heavyweight boxing match will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on 20 July 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY
Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Officiates At New Traffic Officers Passing Out Parade
Traffic Officers parade at the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) passing-out parade at Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services on May 14, 2024 in Pretoria, South Africa. It is reported that the 410 newly trained traffic officers will be able to perform road traffic law enforcement duties to ensure a safe and secure traffic environment for all road users on public roads to prevent road crashes. (Photo by Gallo Images/Frennie Shivambu)
A herder tends a camel at a field in Raqa
A herder tends a camel at a field in Raqa on May 13, 2024. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP)
Law enforcement services in Pretoria
Law enforcement services at Block P Park; Jukulyn Pretoria, 14 May 2024. Minister Cele and the SAPS management visited the family of the 5-year old Ditebogo Phalane, who was shot and killed during the hijacking of his father’s vehicle on Friday evening. Picture: Nigel Sibanda/The Citizen
Street art in Russia
A woman uses her smartphone walking past a mural depicting members of Russia’s Yunarmiya (Young Army) youth patriotic movement in Moscow on May 14, 2024. (Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
Venezuela dance
Dancers from Bolivia’s La Diablada de Oruro perform during the Viva Venezuela World Festival in Caracas on May 13, 2024. (Photo by JUAN BARRETO / AFP)
Remembering Israeli hostage held in Gaza
A picture of Noa Argamani, an Israeli hostage held in Gaza since the October 7 attacks by Palestinian militants, is seen placed next to pictures of other hostages, in Johannesburg on May 13, 2024 during the celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s national day that commemorates the 76th anniversary of the creation of state of Israel on May 14, 1948. (Photo by Wikus de Wet / AFP)
Mount Merapi spewing lava onto its slopes
This long exposure photo taken on May 14, 2024 shows Mount Merapi spewing lava onto its slopes as seen from Srumbung, Central Java. (Photo by DEVI RAHMAN / AFP)
US-led exercise Swift Response 2024 held in Hungary
Paratroopers prepare for deployment during the Swift Response 2024 international military exercise at Papa Airbase near Papa, 146 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, 13 May 2024. The Swift Response 2024 international military exercise is part of a higher-level NATO exercise and involves some 4,500 troops. Picture: EPA-EFE/Boglarka Bodnar
the mythical "Huma" double griffin
This picture taken on May 13, 2024 shows a view of a sculpture of the mythical “Huma” double griffin in the ruins of ancient Persepolis, which served as the capital of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (550-330 BC), in southern Iran. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)
Greek police evicts protesters barricaded inside University of Athens' Law School
University students and activists react behind a police bus window during a police operation evacuating the Law School of the University of Athens, in Athens, Greece, 14 May 2024. The pro-Palestinian protesters barricaded themselves in the building on the night of 13 May, following a rally outside the University of Athens, expressing opposition to Israeli military operations in Gaza. Pro-Palestinian protests continue across several universities in Europe and the US demanding the severing of all academic ties with Israel amidst the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip. Picture: EPA-EFE/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU
Volvo cars waiting to be loaded onto a ship
This aerial photograph taken on May 13, 2024 shows Volvo cars waiting to be loaded onto a ship at a port in Nanjing, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. (Photo by AFP)
farmers working at a rice field in Bijie
This aerial photograph taken on May 13, 2024 shows farmers working at a rice field in Bijie, in southern China’s Guizhou province. (Photo by AFP)
flooded ERS-448 road in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul state
Ariel view showing the flooded ERS-448 road in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on May 13, 2024. Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday put off a state visit to Chile to focus on the historic floods in the south of the country that have left 147 dead. Torrential rains since the beginning of the month in Rio Grande do Sul state have caused rivers to burst their banks, leaving towns and parts of the bustling state capital Porto Alegre under water. Around two million people have been affected, more than 600,000 of whom were forced from their homes due to the disaster, which experts attribute to climate change and the El Nino weather phenomenon. (Photo by Nelson ALMEIDA / AFP)
controlled demolition of a section of the Francis Scott Key Bridge resting on the Dali container ship
Crews conduct a controlled demolition of a section of the Francis Scott Key Bridge resting on the Dali container ship in Baltimore on May 13, 2024. The Francis Scott Key Bridge, a major transit route into the busy port of Baltimore, collapsed on March 26 when the Dali container ship lost power and collided into a support column, killing six roadway construction workers. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

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