Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor

24 hours in pictures, 31 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.

Matthew Lani
Lawyer Dumisani Mabunda (L) and TikTokker Matthew Lani (C) after he was released at Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, 31 October 2023, after he was arrested at Helen Joseph Hospital by security guards for impersonating a medical doctor on the social media platform and his case was withdrawn. Picture: Nigel Sibanda/The Citizen
Filipinos visit a cemetery ahead of All Saints Day
A Filipino boy scout lights a candle on the grave of his comrade at the National Heroes Cemetery on the eve of All Saints Day in Taguig city, Metro Manila, Philippines, 31 October 2023. Millions of Filipinos will flock to cemeteries around the country to visit departed relatives and loved ones to mark All Saints Day and All Souls Day on 01 and 02 November. Picture: EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG
joburg rain
A waste recycler is seen walking past the ANC’s Luthuli House on a rainy day, 31 October 2023, in Johannesburg. Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen
Britain's King Charles III state visit to Kenya
Britain’s King Charles III (C) inspects the guard of honor upon his arrival at the Statehouse in Nairobi, Kenya, 31 October 2023, during the King’s state visit to the country. Britain’s King Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla are on a four-day state visit starting on 31 October 2023, to Nairobi and Mombasa. This will be the first official visit by Their Majesties to an African nation and the first to a commonwealth member state since their coronation in May 2023. Picture: EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU
Israeli forces near the Israel-Lebanon border
Israeli soldiers aboard armored personnel carriers (APC) on patrol at a main road near the town of Kiryat Shmona, near the Israel-Lebanon border, Israel, 31 October 2023. Tensions remain high at the border between Israel and Lebanon after the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalated following an unprecedented attack carried out by Hamas militants from Gaza into Israel on 07 October 2023. Picture: EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI
Protests as Panamanians demand immediate repeal of mining contract
Protesters clash with riot police during protests against the concession to the Canadian mining company FQM (First Quantum Minerals), near the National Assembly in Panama City, Panama, 30 October 2023. Picture: EPA-EFE/Bienvenido Velasco
Severe flood alerts in place in North Yorkshire
An aerial photograph taken with a drone of a flooded caravan park on the banks of the River Derwent in Stamford Bridge, Britain, 30 October 2023. Severe flood warnings are in place in parts of North Yorkshire following weeks of heavy rain brought by storms Agnes and Babet. The Meteorological Office is forecasting strong winds and heavy rain across southern England as Storm Ciaran is expected to arrive on 01 November. Picture: EPA-EFE/ADAM VAUGHAN
Code Pink protesters raise their painted hands
Code Pink protesters raise their painted hands as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin prepare to testify during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to examine the national security supplemental request, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2023. – Blinken and Austin are testifying for a $105 billion request to support Israel, Ukraine and other security priorities. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
waste recycler
Albertsville residents brave the rain along Twister Street near Albertville Park in Johannesburg, 31 October 2023. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a warning of cloudy and severely cold conditions around Gauteng. Picture: Nigel Sibanda/The Citizen
A cargo truck burns on the street after it was torched by garment workers in Shafipur
A cargo truck burns on the street after it was torched by garment workers in Shafipur on October 31, 2023, during a protest held to demand fair wages for the clothing they make for major Western brands. Bangladeshi police clashed on October 31 with thousands of garment workers demanding fair wages for the clothing they make for major Western brands, a day after similar protests left at least two people dead. (Photo by Munir uz zaman / AFP)
Afghan refugees return to their home country as Pakistan's ultimatum reaches final day
An Afghan refugee child sits atop luggage while crossing from Pakistan’s Chaman border crossing into Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, on the eve of Pakistan’s government’s deadline to expel illegal immigrants, 31 October 2023. Pakistan is preparing to implement its plan to expel undocumented immigrants as the deadline for them to leave the country expires at midnight. The move particularly affects the millions of Afghan refugees who had fled their homeland, many of them driven by decades of armed conflict and the return to power of the Taliban. Since the Pakistan authorities announced the October 31 deadline earlier this month, a huge migratory flow has been recorded on the porous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. According to official data, there are about 4.4 million Afghan refugees in the country, of which 1.7 million are not registered. Picture: EPA-EFE/STRINGER

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