Michel Bega

By Michel Bega

Multimedia Editor


48 hours in pictures, 14 April 2024

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.


People celebrate 'Sindoor Jatra' to mark the Nepali New Year in Thimi
Nepalese people sing, dance, and smear vermilion-colored powder on each other during the ‘Sindoor Jatra’ festival as part of the Bisket Jatra festival in Thimi, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, 14 April 2024. Thousands of Nepalese gathered to celebrate the Bisket Jatra festival which is also celebrated to mark the Nepali New Year 2081, especially in the ethnic Newar communities in Bhaktapur. During the festival, ethnic Newar devotees visit temples, carry a chariot of Hindu gods and goddesses, and smear vermilion-colored powder on each other’s faces. It is celebrated in the hope of protection from all-natural calamities and support for a good harvest for the coming year. Picture: EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
A boy rides a donkey near one of the batteries of Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system
A boy rides a donkey near one of the batteries of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system at a village not recognised by Israeli authorities in the southern Negev desert on April 14, 2024. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
Iran launches attacks on Israel
A view from the southern Gaza strip shows drones or missiles vying for targets in southern Israel, early 14 April 2024. According to the Israeli army IDF on early 14 April Iran launched missiles from its territory toward the territory of the State of Israel. The IDF called called for people to be alert and act according to the Home Front Command’s guidelines. Picture: EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI
Hindu devotees offer prayers to the Sun god
Hindu devotees offer prayers to the Sun god on the banks of river Brahmaputra during ‘Chaiti Chhath Puja’ festival in Guwahati on April 14, 2024. (Photo by Biju BORO / AFP)
The sunset near Salgotarjan in Hungary
The Sun sets behind Mount Karancs near Salgotarjan, northern Hungary, 13 April 2024 (Issued on 14 April 2024). Picture: EPA-EFE/PETER KOMKA
Destruction in Khan Yunis
Aerial view taken with a drone showing general destruction in the city of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, following the Israeli army withdrawal from the region, on 14 April 2024. More than 33,700 Palestinians and over 1,450 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/STR
Internally displaced Palestinians attempt to return to northern Gaza
Internally displaced Palestinians who fled from the northern Gaza strip walk along Al Rashid road as they attempt to return from the southern Gaza strip, 14 April 2024. Since 07 October 2023, up to 1.9 million people, or more than 85 percent of the population, have been displaced throughout the Gaza Strip, some more than once, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which added that most civilians in Gaza are in ‘desperate need of humanitarian assistance and protection’. Picture: EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER
Pan American Archery Championship in Medell
Women’s recurve archer Casey Kaufhold of the US celebrates with the two gold medals she won in the individual and team categories, during the Pan American Archery Championships in Medellin, Colombia, 14 April 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/Luis Eduardo Noriega Arboleda
An aerial view shows concertgoers attending the Yangtze Finless Porpoise Music Festival
An aerial view shows concertgoers attending the Yangtze Finless Porpoise Music Festival in Nanjing, in eastern China’s Jiangsu province on April 14, 2024. (Photo by AFP)
57th Sao Paulo Fashion Week
A model presents a creation by Amapo during the last day of Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2024 (SPFW) at the Love Story disco bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14 April 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/ISAAC FONTANA
A sarcophagus depicting a purple cow burns
A sarcophagus depicting a purple cow burns during the cremation ceremony of Tjokorda Bagus Santaka, a member of the Ubud royal family who passed away this February, in Ubud on Bali island on April 14, 2024. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)
Pro-Palestine protest in Melbourne
Protesters gather during a Pro-Palestine protest at BP headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, 15 April 2024. Picture: EPA-EFE/JAMES ROSS
People react as they leave flowers outside the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall
People react as they leave flowers outside the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall in Sydney on April 14, 2024, the day after a 40-year-old knifeman with mental illness roamed the packed shopping centre killing six people and seriously wounding a dozen others. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)

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