Michel Bega

Compiled by Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor

48 hours in pictures, 12 November 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.

Diwali Hindu festival in Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan devotee lights an oil lamp during the Diwali festival at a Hindu temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12 November 2023. Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism and is a celebration by Hindus worldwide. Also known as the festival of lights, it symbolizes the victory of good over evil and commemorates Lord Ram’s return to his kingdom, Ayodhya, after completing a 14-year exile. Picture: EPA-EFE/CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE
Demonstrations against amnesty for Catalan pro-independent leaders in Spain
Protesters gather to attend a demonstration called by right wing parties against the so-called Amnesty Law, in Avila, Spain, 12 November 2023. Spain’s ruling party PSOE struck a deal with Catalan pro-independence party Junts per Catalunya (JxCat), led by former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, so that Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez can be invested for a second term. In exchange for the key support of his seven JxCat MPs, Puigdemont demanded an amnesty for hundreds of people who faced legal action over their roles in Catalonia’s failed push for independence in 2017. Picture: EPA-EFE/RAUL SANCHIDRIAN
Orlando Pirates supporters
Orlando Pirates supporters cheer ahead of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) South African Premier Division football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on November 11, 2023. (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP)
Performers are seen during the Orange Farm Carnival
Performers are seen during the Puppets Street Theater and Indigenous Music Carnival Parade in Orange Farm, 12 November 2023, presented by the Nkosana Ngobese Foundation. The procession made its way through the streets of Orange Farm under the theme Revival Of Ubuntu, aiming to unite and foster a positive image of the community using the arts as a catalyst for change. Picture: Michel Bega/The Citizen
South Africa Remembrance Day with the Hells Angels
Motorcycle Club members who are all military veterans stand in parade during a Poppy Day event organized by the Hells Angels Motorcycle club, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 November 2023. The Hells Angles and hundreds of other motorcyclists and former soldiers gather once a year at the military base to honor Remembrance Day or Poppy Day which is celebrated around the world in November to commemorate war heroes who sacrificed their lives in wars around the world. Picture: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK
Rescuers and civilians stand amid the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli bombardment
Rescuers and civilians stand amid the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli bombardment in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on November 12, 2023, amid the ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. More than 10,000 people have been killed in relentless Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas-run health ministry, since the war erupted last month after Palestinian militants raided southern Israel on October 7 killing at least 1200 people. (Photo by Mahmud HAMS / AFP)
Police participate in dog worship day during the Tihar Festival
A Nepalese Armed Police Force dog performs an exercise during dog worship day, as part of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 November 2023. The Tihar festival is the second major festival for Nepalese Hindus and this year is held for five days, begining on 11 November 2023. During the festival people worship crows, considered to be messengers of human beings; cows, considered as incarnations of lord Laxmi (the god of wealth); and dogs, repaying the love towards man’s ‘best friend’. Picture: EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
Max Homa of the United States
Max Homa of the United States holds the trophy as he celebrates victory after winning the tournament during Day Four of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC on November 12, 2023 in Sun City, South Africa. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Funeral of Israeli soldier in Israel
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of Moshe Yedidyah Leiter during his funeral in mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem , Israel , 12 November 2023. Israeli reservist soldier Moshe Yedidyah Leiter, a school principal in his private life, was killed in a battle against Hamas militants in Gaza Strip on 11 November. According to Israeli defense forces spokesperson 361 Israeli soldiers killed since the attack of October 07 by Hamas militants as they launched a surprise attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip that followed by an Israeli ground operation in Gaza Strip. Picture: EPA
Rural area in Mexico affected by Hurricane Otis struggle with adequate food supply
A man drinks water after receiving assistance with food supply in an area affected by Hurricane Otis in Cacahuatepec, Mexico, 11 November 2023. Almost three weeks after the impact of Hurricane Otis in southern Mexico, residents of Cacahuatepec, one of the communal towns in the rural area of the Acapulco resort, the most affected by the cyclone, assured that the food supplies distributed by the Government are not enough. Picture: EPA-EFE/DAVID GUZMAN
Gay Games closing party
A drag artist performs during the ‘Tapatixs’ Closing Party, in Guadalajara, Mexico, 11 November 2023. The eleventh edition of the Gay Games concluded with a cultural festival on the streets of Guadalajara during which the baton was passed to Valencia, which will host the games in 2026. Picture: EPA-EFE/Francisco Guasco
Pumas fans cheer on their team by lighting up with their cell phones
Pumas fans cheer on their team by lighting up with their cell phones during the Mexican Apertura 2023 tournament football match between Pumas and Guadalajara at the Olímpico Universitario stadium in Mexico City on November 11, 2023. (Photo by Rodrigo Oropeza / AFP)
Carnival season prelude in Cologne
Costumed revelers celebrate in Cologne, Germany, 11 November 2023. The German carnival, the so-called fifth season, starts each year on 11 November at 11:11 am and ends on Ash Wednesday of the following year. Picture: EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHER NEUNDORF
105th anniversary of 1918 Armistice in Paris
French jets fly over the Arc de Triomphe during the commemoration of the 105th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 Armistice, in Paris, France, 11 November 2023. Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I (WWI) and Germany. Picture: EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED BADRA / POOL
National March for Palestine in London
People march during a pro-Palestinian rally in central London, Britain, 11 November 2023. A coalition of groups are behind the march including the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Stop the War Coalition, Muslim Association of Britain, Palestinian Forum in Britain and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The route for the march was changed to avoid any clashes with the commemorations for Armistice Day at the Cenotaph. Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians have died since the militant group Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip on 07 October, and the Israeli strikes on the Palestinian enclave which followed it. Picture: EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN
Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales
Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales reacts as she attends the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London, on November 12, 2023. Remembrance Sunday is an annual commemoration held on the closest Sunday to Armistice Day, November 11, the anniversary of the end of the First World War and services across Commonwealth countries remember servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since WWI. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP)

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