Michel Bega

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24 hours in pictures, 24 May 2024

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


Apartment fire kills 14 in Hanoi
Officials work at the site of a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Hanoi, Vietnam, 24 May 2024. At least 14 people died and three others were injured in the fire, according to state media reports. Picture: EPA-EFE/LUONG THAI LINH
At least seven killed in strike on Kharkiv, Ukraine
Ukrainian rescuers work at the site of a shelling on a printing house in Kharkiv, Ukraine, 23 May 2024, amid the Russian invasion. At least seven people were killed and 16 others were wounded in the rocket attack, according to the report of the head of the Kharkiv Military Administration Oleg Synegubov. Picture: EPA-EFE/SERGEY KOZLOV
South Africa surfer Matthew McGillivray
South Africa surfer Matthew McGillivray surfs during a training session for the WSL Tahiti Pro competition in Teahupo’o, on the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, on May 23, 2024. (Photo by JEROME BROUILLET / AFP)
Motorcycling Grand Prix of Catalunya - Practice sessions
Spanish MotoGP rider Augusto Fernandez, of Red Bull GASGAS Tech3, participates in the first training free session of Catalonian’s Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (also known as Montmelo racetrack) on 24 May 2024 ahead of the race, qualyfing for the World Championship, to be held on 26 May. Picture: EPA-EFE/ENRIC FONTCUBERTA
Pro-Palestinian protesters
Pro-Palestinian protesters hold placards as they demonstrate outside the International Court of Justice (ICJ) during a hearing of South Africa’s request for a Gaza ceasefire, in The Hague, on May 24, 2024. – Pretoria has urged the International Court of Justice to order an “immediate” stop to Israel’s campaign, including in the southern area of Rafah, and facilitate access of humanitarian aid. (Photo by Nick Gammon / AFP)
ICJ orders Israel to halt operation in Rafah, open border crossing with Egypt
Ambassador Vusimuzi Madonsela (R) of South Africa looks on during a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the situation in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, in the Hague, Netherlands, 24 May 2024. The ICJ on 24 May ordered Israel to halt its military operation in Rafah, to open the Rafah border crossing with Egypt to allow for the entry of humanitarian aid, to allow access to Gaza for investigators, and to report to the court within one month on its progress. Picture: EPA-EFE/Koen van Weel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem against military service conscription ahead of Supreme Court hearing
Police use water cannons to disperse a protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews against their conscription to military service, as they block a road in Jerusalem, 23 May 2024. The Israeli government has established a committee that examines how and where to recruit ultra-Orthodox Jews in preparation for a crucial hearing in the Supreme Court that will be held on 02 June 2024. The Supreme Court had extended a deadline to the goverment to present a conscription plan for ultra-Orthodox Jews, who are exempt from military service. Picture: EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN
Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships
Masa Tosic of Serbia performs the ball exercise in the qualification of the senior individuals competition of the 40th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, 23 May 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/Tibor Illyes
Haiti braces for imminent arrival of an international security support mission
An aerial view shows a section of the Jalousie neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 23 May 2024. In order to help curb violence in Haiti, where last year insecurity caused some 8,000 deaths, a multinational security support mission, led by Kenya and approved by the UN, will arrive imminently in the Caribbean country. Picture: EPA-EFE/Orlando Barría
Friday prayer near mosque's rubble in Khan Younis, Gaza
Internally displaced Palestinians perform the Friday prayer next to the ruins of the Al-Islam Mosque, which was previously destroyed in an Israeli airstrike, in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, 24 May 2024. More than 35,000 Palestinians and over 1,400 Israelis have been killed, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), since Hamas militants launched an attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip on 07 October 2023, and the Israeli operations in Gaza and the West Bank which followed it. Picture: EPA-EFE/HAITHAM IMAD
77th Cannes Film Festival
Coco Rocha attends the amfAR Gala, held within the scope of the the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cap D’Antibes, France, 23 May 2024. The film festival runs from 14 to 25 May 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/SEBASTIEN NOGIER
Volleyball Men's Nations League
Players of Serbia stand against Japan during a men’s Nations League volleyball match at Maracan’nho stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23 May 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/Andre Coelho
Rio's Christ the Redeemer bears the image of Pope Francis upon his biography release
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is illuminated with an image of Pope Francis for the release of his biography ‘Life: My Story Through History’ in the Arquidiocesano Sanctuary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23 May 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/Antonio Lacerda

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