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48 hours in pictures, 4 February 2024

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


A man walks past a shooting gallery at the Brusnitsyn Cultural Quarter in St. Petersburg, Russia, 04 February 2024. The Brusnitsyn Cultural Quarter is a newly opened public space on Vasilyevsky Island. The history of the Brusnitsyn Cultural Quarter is closely connected with the Brusnitsyn family, who arrived in St. Petersburg and founded a small tannery in 1847. On the site of the Brusnitsyn merchants' Tannery, there is an open area overlooking the Gulf of Finland and a landscaped embankment. The venue hosts exhibitions, festivals, concerts as well as conceptual bars and restaurants. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV
A man walks past a shooting gallery at the Brusnitsyn Cultural Quarter in St. Petersburg, Russia, 04 February 2024. The Brusnitsyn Cultural Quarter is a newly opened public space on Vasilyevsky Island. The history of the Brusnitsyn Cultural Quarter is closely connected with the Brusnitsyn family, who arrived in St. Petersburg and founded a small tannery in 1847. On the site of the Brusnitsyn merchants’ Tannery, there is an open area overlooking the Gulf of Finland and a landscaped embankment. The venue hosts exhibitions, festivals, concerts as well as conceptual bars and restaurants. EPA-EFE/ANATOLY MALTSEV
Christina Carreira And Anthony Ponomarenko of USA perform during the exhibition gala program of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai, China, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI
Christina Carreira And Anthony Ponomarenko of USA perform during the exhibition gala program of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai, China, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI
US rider Brandon McNulty (UAD) celebrates on podium after winning the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana cycling race, in Valencia, eastern Spain, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/Biel Alino
US rider Brandon McNulty (UAD) celebrates on podium after winning the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana cycling race, in Valencia, eastern Spain, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/Biel Alino
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Canada perform during the exhibition gala program of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai, China, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI
Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier of Canada perform during the exhibition gala program of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai, China, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI
Supporters of presidential candidate Daouda Ndiaye react after police shot tear gas at them in Dakar, Senegal, 04 February 2024. On 03 February, Senegal's President Macky Sall announced in a televised speech the postponement of presidential elections scheduled for 25 February without setting a new date. Several opposition figures rejected the decision to postpone the election, with some of them wowing to proceed with their campaign originally scheduled to kick off on 04 February. EPA-EFE/JEROME FAVRE
Supporters of presidential candidate Daouda Ndiaye react after police shot tear gas at them in Dakar, Senegal, 04 February 2024. On 03 February, Senegal’s President Macky Sall announced in a televised speech the postponement of presidential elections scheduled for 25 February without setting a new date. Several opposition figures rejected the decision to postpone the election, with some of them wowing to proceed with their campaign originally scheduled to kick off on 04 February. EPA-EFE/JEROME FAVRE
A farmer holds a calf by the bridle during a farmers' protest in the Duomo square in Milan, Italy, 04 February 2024. Italian farmers continue to protest against what they say are harmful European agricultural policies, echoing demonstrations in other parts of Europe, including Germany, Belgium and France. The farmers, with their tractors, are also holding demonstrations in various areas of Lombardy. About ten of them brought a cow and a calf to the main square in Milan, chanting slogans and blowing whistles. The protesters crossed the square among curious tourists and Milanese. EPA-EFE/ANDREA FASANI
A farmer holds a calf by the bridle during a farmers’ protest in the Duomo square in Milan, Italy, 04 February 2024. Italian farmers continue to protest against what they say are harmful European agricultural policies, echoing demonstrations in other parts of Europe, including Germany, Belgium and France. The farmers, with their tractors, are also holding demonstrations in various areas of Lombardy. About ten of them brought a cow and a calf to the main square in Milan, chanting slogans and blowing whistles. The protesters crossed the square among curious tourists and Milanese. EPA-EFE/ANDREA FASANI
People pass in front of an excavator at site of demolished buildings in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, 04 February 2024. According to the AFAD, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, 312 thousand people who left the city after the earthquake returned to the city again. More than 50,000 people died, and thousands more were injured after major earthquakes struck southern Turkey and northern Syria on 06 and 20 February 2023. EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN
People pass in front of an excavator at site of demolished buildings in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, 04 February 2024. According to the AFAD, the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, 312 thousand people who left the city after the earthquake returned to the city again. More than 50,000 people died, and thousands more were injured after major earthquakes struck southern Turkey and northern Syria on 06 and 20 February 2023. EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN
Juliane Seyfarth of Germany in action during the women's large hill first round of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Willingen, Germany, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHER NEUNDORF
Juliane Seyfarth of Germany in action during the women’s large hill first round of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Willingen, Germany, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHER NEUNDORF
Arsenal and Liverpool scarves at a fan stall outside the Emirates Stadium ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool in London, Britain, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN
Arsenal and Liverpool scarves at a fan stall outside the Emirates Stadium ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool in London, Britain, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN
Emils Cipulis and Matiss Miknis of Latvia at the finish during the Men's 2-Bob European Champinships at the IBSF Bob & Skeleton competition in Sigulda, Latvia, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/TOMS KALNINS
Emils Cipulis and Matiss Miknis of Latvia at the finish during the Men’s 2-Bob European Championships at the IBSF Bob & Skeleton competition in Sigulda, Latvia, 04 February 2024. EPA-EFE/TOMS KALNINS
Palestinians search for missing people under the rubble of a destroyed mosque in Deir Al Balah town, Gaza Strip, 04 February 2024, following an Israeli air strike. More than 27,000 Palestinians and over 1,300 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/MOHAMMED SABER
Palestinians search for missing people under the rubble of a destroyed mosque in Deir Al Balah town, Gaza Strip, 04 February 2024, following an Israeli air strike. More than 27,000 Palestinians and over 1,300 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/MOHAMMED SABER
Hoi Zhang and Heung Wing He of Macao compete in the Diving Synchronised 3m Men final during the FINA World Aquatics Championships Doha 2024 in Doha, Qatar, 04 February 2024 EPA-EFE/MOHAMED MESSARA
Hoi Zhang and Heung Wing He of Macao compete in the Diving Synchronised 3m Men final during the FINA World Aquatics Championships Doha 2024 in Doha, Qatar, 04 February 2024 EPA-EFE/MOHAMED MESSARA

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