Moments from the annual Qatar International Food Festival opened Saturday by Qatar Tourism at the newly-minted Al Sa’ad Plaza in Lusail Boulevard, in the presence of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Featuring delicacies from around the world, QIFF 2023 also has an area dedicated to Indonesian cuisine, in celebration of the Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture.
In celebration of the multiple motorsport events coming to Qatar in 2023, Qatar Airways held an event at Lusail Boulevard. Fans were entertained with special appearances from Qatari rally legend Nasser al-Attiyah, former Formula One driver David Coulthard, MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa and Red Bull drift car driver Abdo Feghali. The four stars raced down the strip with some daredevil acts on their speed machines.Shaji Kayamkulam
A pet leopard inside a cage in a former zoo in Islamabad, after it escaped captivity at a house in the Pakistani capital. The leopard roamed the streets for hours before being shot with a sedation dart by officials, who took it to the city's former zoo that was shut down in 2020 over its treatment of animals.
Aerial shots of destruction in the old city of Antakya, Turkey after a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country and its southern neighbour, Syria, on Monday. According to the latest official reports, the earthquake killed more than 25,000 people, including 21,848 in Turkey, while the authorities in Syria counted 3,553 dead.
Widowed and homeless, Duaa Ghadban lost everything in a quake that killed her children, forcing her to take shelter in a camp for people displaced by war in Syria's northwest. The dazed young mother who was pulled out of the wreckage, stares at a photo of her deceased 40-day-old baby on her phone, weeping as she kisses the screen. AFP
Algerian first responders use dogs as they take part in the search and rescue operations in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, along with Syrian and Russian soldiers. Emergency units from the Spanish military too use trained dog to search for survivors buried under the rubble in Islahiye, a town in southern Turkey.
Newborn Syrian, who was found alive still tied by her umbilical cord to her dead mother, lies in the incubator at Afrin hospital. The infant is the sole survivor of her immediate family, the rest of whom were all killed when the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Syria and neighbouring Turkey flattened the family home in the rebel-held town of Jandairis. AFP
Rescuers in the Turkish city of Adiyaman clear the rubble of a collapsed building as the search for survivors of Monday's deadly earthquake continue, moving into their second night. Workers use contruction tubing to move debris from the top of the mound as the daylight fades. The death toll of the 7.8-magnitude quake sits at 5,000 across Turkey and neighbouring Syria. AFP