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24 hours in pictures, 25 January 2024

Our Picture Editors select the best news photographs from South Africa and worldwide to give you a visual snapshot of the day's events.


Kenyan police officers detain a protester attending a 'free Palestine' demonstration outside the German Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, 25 January 2024. Demonstrators took to the streets in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people and expressed their objection to what they claim is 'German complicity' in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The German foreign minister started on 24 January a visit to East African countries, which will include Kenya. Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have been killed since the militant group Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip on 07 October 2023, and the Israeli strikes on the Palestinian enclave which followed it. EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU
Kenyan police officers detain a protester attending a ‘free Palestine’ demonstration outside the German Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, 25 January 2024. Demonstrators took to the streets in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people and expressed their objection to what they claim is ‘German complicity’ in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The German foreign minister started on 24 January a visit to East African countries, which will include Kenya. Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have been killed since the militant group Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip on 07 October 2023, and the Israeli strikes on the Palestinian enclave which followed it. EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU
US Former President Donald Trump gestures as he leaves the Trump Tower to attend E. Jean Carroll's defamation case against him in New York, New York, USA, 25 January 2024. Trump is expected to testify in his own defense on 25 January after the case was delayed due to a juror becoming ill. EPA-EFE/SARAH YENESEL
US Former President Donald Trump gestures as he leaves the Trump Tower to attend E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case against him in New York, New York, USA, 25 January 2024. Trump is expected to testify in his own defense on 25 January after the case was delayed due to a juror becoming ill. EPA-EFE/SARAH YENESEL
Photograph of crosses each marked with a name during an event in memory of the victims of the collapse of the Vale dam in Brumadinho five years ago, at the Esplanade of the Ministries in Brasilia, Brazil, 25 January 2024. Five years after the Brumadinho mining disaster, firefighters are still searching for three of the 270 dead, while the families of the victims wait for justice to be done against what they consider an 'irreparable crime' by the multinational Vale. On 25 January 2019, an 86-meter-high dam at the Corrego do Feijao mine collapsed at the Paraopeba Complex, owned by the Brazilian company Vale, one of the world's largest producers and exporters of iron, generating a tsunami of mineral waste that affected more than 20 municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais. EPA-EFE/Andre Borges
Photograph of crosses each marked with a name during an event in memory of the victims of the collapse of the Vale dam in Brumadinho five years ago, at the Esplanade of the Ministries in Brasilia, Brazil, 25 January 2024. Five years after the Brumadinho mining disaster, firefighters are still searching for three of the 270 dead, while the families of the victims wait for justice to be done against what they consider an ‘irreparable crime’ by the multinational Vale. On 25 January 2019, an 86-meter-high dam at the Corrego do Feijao mine collapsed at the Paraopeba Complex, owned by the Brazilian company Vale, one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of iron, generating a tsunami of mineral waste that affected more than 20 municipalities in the state of Minas Gerais. EPA-EFE/Andre Borges
Pakistani officials burn seized non-duty paid cigarettes during a ceremony in Hyderabad, Pakistan, 25 January 2024. The regional tax office in Hyderabad and the directorate of Intelligence & Investigation jointly organized a destruction exercise of thousands of non-duty paid cigarettes, confiscated by the Inland Revenue Enforcement Networks. EPA-EFE/NADEEM KHAWAR
Pakistani officials burn seized non-duty paid cigarettes during a ceremony in Hyderabad, Pakistan, 25 January 2024. The regional tax office in Hyderabad and the directorate of Intelligence & Investigation jointly organized a destruction exercise of thousands of non-duty paid cigarettes, confiscated by the Inland Revenue Enforcement Networks. EPA-EFE/NADEEM KHAWAR
French farmers block the A9 highway during a demonstration in Nimes, Occitanie region of southern France, 25 January 2024. French farmers multiply actions to claim better payments and a fairer chair with the supermarkets. On 23 January, the Agriculture and Fisheries Council highlighted the importance of providing the conditions necessary to enable EU farmers to ensure food security sustainably and profitably, as well as ensuring a fair income for farmers. EPA-EFE/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO
French farmers block the A9 highway during a demonstration in Nimes, Occitanie region of southern France, 25 January 2024. French farmers multiply actions to claim better payments and a fairer chair with the supermarkets. On 23 January, the Agriculture and Fisheries Council highlighted the importance of providing the conditions necessary to enable EU farmers to ensure food security sustainably and profitably, as well as ensuring a fair income for farmers. EPA-EFE/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO
Visitors look at a portrait of American actor Marilyn Monroe on display at a photo exhibition 'Becoming Marilyn & Becoming Elvis' by Hungarian photographer Andre de Dienes (Andor Gyorgy Ikafalvi-Dienes) and American photographer Alfred Wertheimer, at FotoNostrum Gallery, in Barcelona, Spain, 25 January 2024. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with US MUUS Collection and runs until 24 March 2024. EPA-EFE/ENRIC FONTCUBERT
Visitors look at a portrait of American actor Marilyn Monroe on display at a photo exhibition ‘Becoming Marilyn & Becoming Elvis’ by Hungarian photographer Andre de Dienes (Andor Gyorgy Ikafalvi-Dienes) and American photographer Alfred Wertheimer, at FotoNostrum Gallery, in Barcelona, Spain, 25 January 2024. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with US MUUS Collection and runs until 24 March 2024. EPA-EFE/ENRIC FONTCUBERTA
Afghan farmers wash carrots collected from their fields in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 25 January 2024. Carrot farmers in Kandahar, having cultivated 150 hectares of land with an estimated yield of 5400 metric tons, are urging the government or businessmen to invest in processing factories. Despite a promising harvest, the current low market prices fail to meet the farmers' needs. They argue that with proper processing facilities, they could sell their produce at a more profitable rate. EPA-EFE/STRINGER
Afghan farmers wash carrots collected from their fields in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 25 January 2024. Carrot farmers in Kandahar, having cultivated 150 hectares of land with an estimated yield of 5400 metric tons, are urging the government or businessmen to invest in processing factories. Despite a promising harvest, the current low market prices fail to meet the farmers’ needs. They argue that with proper processing facilities, they could sell their produce at a more profitable rate. EPA-EFE/STRINGER
A handout photo made available by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs shows French President Emmanuel Macron (C) arrives in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 25 January 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron has been invited as a Chief Guest for the Indian 75th Republic Day celebrations on 26 January in New Delhi on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and both leaders are also scheduled to hold bilateral talks. EPA-EFE/INDIAN MINISTRY EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
A handout photo made available by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs shows French President Emmanuel Macron (C) arrives in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 25 January 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron has been invited as a Chief Guest for the Indian 75th Republic Day celebrations on 26 January in New Delhi on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and both leaders are also scheduled to hold bilateral talks. EPA-EFE/INDIAN MINISTRY EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Emergency services at a site of one of the five accidents on the A-4 motorway caused by very dense fog, at Santa Cruz de Mudela (Ciudad Real), Spain, 25 January 2024. Three people have died and 18 are injured in five accidents on the A-4, in a foggy area in Ciudad Real. EPA-EFE/JESUS MONROY
Emergency services at a site of one of the five accidents on the A-4 motorway caused by very dense fog, at Santa Cruz de Mudela (Ciudad Real), Spain, 25 January 2024. Three people have died and 18 are injured in five accidents on the A-4, in a foggy area in Ciudad Real. EPA-EFE/JESUS MONROY
Tribesmen loyal to Houthis man machine guns on vehicles during an anti-USA and anti-Israel protest, on the outskirts of Sana'a, Yemen, 25 January 2024. Yemen's Houthis have claimed responsibility for a missile attack on US-flagged commercial and military ships in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen, according to a statement by Houthis' military spokesman Yahya Sarea. The Houthis have vowed to keep up attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, with the aim of ending the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, and in response to US-led retaliatory strikes. The US Department of State on 17 January announced the designation of Yemen's Houthis as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist group' amid an escalation of their attacks on shipping lanes in the Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandab Strait, and the Gulf of Aden since November 2023. The US Department of Defense announced in December 2023 a multinational operation to safeguard trade and protect ships in the Red Sea amid the escalation in Houthi attacks. EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB
Tribesmen loyal to Houthis man machine guns on vehicles during an anti-USA and anti-Israel protest, on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen, 25 January 2024. Yemen’s Houthis have claimed responsibility for a missile attack on US-flagged commercial and military ships in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen, according to a statement by Houthis’ military spokesman Yahya Sarea. The Houthis have vowed to keep up attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, with the aim of ending the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, and in response to US-led retaliatory strikes. The US Department of State on 17 January announced the designation of Yemen’s Houthis as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist group’ amid an escalation of their attacks on shipping lanes in the Red Sea, the Bab al-Mandab Strait, and the Gulf of Aden since November 2023. The US Department of Defense announced in December 2023 a multinational operation to safeguard trade and protect ships in the Red Sea amid the escalation in Houthi attacks. EPA-EFE/YAHYA ARHAB
Palestinians walk along a damaged street at the Jenin refugee camp following an overnight Israeli raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, 25 January 2024. More than 25,700 Palestinians and at least 1,330 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. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH
Palestinians walk along a damaged street at the Jenin refugee camp following an overnight Israeli raid in the West Bank city of Jenin, 25 January 2024. More than 25,700 Palestinians and at least 1,330 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. EPA-EFE/ALAA BADARNEH
The inscription 'Haute couture, Paris, Peet Dullaert' on the skin of a model model before the start of the fashion show for the Spring/Summer 2024 Haute Couture collection by Peet Dullaert during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 25 January 2024. The presentation of the Haute Couture collections runs from 22 to 25 January. EPA-EFE/TERESA SUAREZ
The inscription ‘Haute couture, Paris, Peet Dullaert’ on the skin of a model model before the start of the fashion show for the Spring/Summer 2024 Haute Couture collection by Peet Dullaert during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 25 January 2024. The presentation of the Haute Couture collections runs from 22 to 25 January. EPA-EFE/TERESA SUAREZ

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