Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor

24 hours in pictures, 24 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 weekend's events.

A woolly mammoth
A woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is installed as part of the American Museum of Natural History’s “The Secret World of Elephants” exhibition in New York, October 23, 2023. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)
Rebuilding of infrastructure damaged during combat in Irpin, Ukraine
Workers rebuild a road destroyed in combat action in March 2022, in Irpin town, Kyiv region, 23 October 2023, amid the Russian invasion. Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory in February 2022, starting a conflict that has provoked destruction and a humanitarian crisis. Picture: EPA-EFE/Oleg Petrasyuk
State teachers and principals protest in Sri Lanka
Police forces use water cannons to disperse state teachers and principals during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 24 October 2023. Hundreds of state teachers and principals gathered in Colombo, and staged a protest march toward the Ministry of Education, demanding to ensure free education rights and allocate 6 percent of GDP for education. Also, they demanded a resolution to their long-standing salary issues and asked for a cost of living allowance. Picture: EPA-EFE/CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE
Mexico's Rodrigo Diego competes during the men's 3m springboard final diving event
Mexico’s Rodrigo Diego competes during the men’s 3m springboard final diving event of the Pan American Games Santiago 2023, at the Aquatics Centre in the National Stadium Sports Park in Santiago on October 23, 2023. (Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP)
(From left) Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) commissioner, Glen Mashinini, IEC Chairperson, Masotho Moepya, with First Electoral Commissioner, retired Constitutional Court Judge Johann Kriegler at the 2024 National and Provincial Elections Launch and to unveil the Electoral Commission’s communications campaign for the elections and to raise awareness among the South African electorate and all stakeholders about the upcoming elections. Pictured on 24 October 2023. Picture: Nigel Sibanda/The Citizen
Protest against copper mining in Panama
A protester raises a smoke flare during a rally against copper mining outside the National Assembly in Panama City, Panama, 23 October 2023. Protesters and police clashed in Panama during ongoing protests against last week’s renewal of a concession to Minera Panama, a subsidiary of Canadian First Quantum Minerals, which operates the largest open-pit copper mine in Central America. Picture: EPA-EFE/Bienvenido Velasco
The Gold One mine in Springs
The Gold One mine in Springs, 24 October 2023. Over 500 miners are allegedly being held hostage underground by members of AMCU since Sunday. Picture: Neil McCartney / The Citizen
Popcorn the Corn Snake
Popcorn, the Corn Snake, gets her Halloween treat at the Joburg Zoo, ahead of the Owl’oween event that will take place on Saturday, 28 October 2023, with themed areas transforming the zoo into a world of enchantment for Halloween. Picture: Neil McCartney / The Citizen
Israeli music festival attack survivor recovers at Tel Aviv hospital
Nati Ganon, an Israeli man who was wounded during the 07 October Hamas attack at a music festival near the Gaza border, speaks with his family as he lies on a hospital bed outside the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center – Ichilov in Tel Aviv, Israel, 24 October 2023. According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), more than 260 people were killed when Hamas militants attacked a music festival on 07 October, as part of their attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip. Picture: EPA-EFE/ABIR SULTAN
Trees covered in limestone and white chalk after stormy weather at Moens Cliff
A person walks on the Moens Cliff (Moens Klint), Zealand, Denmark, 23 October 2023. The wind has lifted limestone and chalk from the cliff and thrown it on trees and leaves. Moens Klint is a six km stretch of limestone and chalk cliffs on the eastern coast of Zealand, Denmark. Picture: EPA-EFE/Mads Claus Rasmussen
Farmer Jacques Bonnevalle picks up Chrysantemus pots
Farmer Jacques Bonnevalle picks up Chrysantemus pots to sell them for All Saints’ Day in Ajaccio on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on October 24, 2023. (Photo by Pascal POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP)
Combines harvesting rice in Nantong
This aerial photo taken on October 24, 2023 show combines harvesting rice in Nantong, China’s eastern Jiangsu province. (Photo by AFP)
Italian naval ship Amerigo Vespucci
View of the 92-year-old historic Italian naval ship Amerigo Vespucci, which has docked in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and opened for visitors on October 23, 2023. Created in 1930, the ship Amerigo Vespucci is the longest-lived unit in service of the Military Navy and has served as a training ship since June 6, 1931. The ship has been proclaimed to be the “most beautiful Ship in the world” by enthusiasts and members of the American navy, when they encountered it in the ocean 61 years ago. The ship is making a world tour from Italy passing through 5 continents, 3 oceans, 28 countries and 31 ports during 20 months. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

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