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Photos of the Month by The Game Magazine, January 2024

Entering 2024 with the same enthusiasm as the previous year, The Game Magazine is delighted to showcase the exceptional photographs and dedicated efforts of IMAGO visual journalists. We're featuring the finest in three categories: Entertainment, News, and Sports.

The Best Entertainment Photo of the Month

The top entertainment photo of the month was taken by Rudolf Gigler, featuring the singer Thomas Neuwirth, better known as Conchita Wurst, in a performance at the 2023 opening celebrations for the Salzkammergut 2024 Capital of Culture Year.

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IMAGO / Rudolf Gigler | Conchita Wurst performs at the opening 2023 Opening celebrations for the Salzkammergut. 20 January 2024, Austria.

The Best News Photo of the Month

Captured by Hami Roshan from Middle East Images, the best news photo of the month showcases thousands of individuals protesting against the right-wing extremist AfD party in Hamburg, Germany. Despite claims by the party on social media that the images were AI-generated, the photograph is genuine. Subsequent reports from the police confirmed that over 80,000 people participated in the demonstration.

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IMAGO / Middle East Images / Hami Roshan | View of the Jungfernstieg, the Binnenalster, and the Hamburg Television Tower. Over 80,000 people gathered in downtown Hamburg on January 19, 2024, for a peaceful demonstration against AFD. January 19, 2024, Hamburg, Germany.

The Best Sports Photo of the Month

At the beginning of the year, in January, the football world mourned the loss of legendary German player Franz Beckenbauer. In tribute to him, the best sports photo of the month taken by Teamfoto features a moment from the Bundesliga—a team photo capturing the minute’s silence observed in his honor before the game commenced.

IMAGO / Ulmer/Teamfoto | FC Bayern München vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. A solemn tribute as FC Bayern München players honor Franz Beckenbauer with a minute of silence before kickoff. 12 January 2024, Munich.

See the best photo collections of January 2024 selected by IMAGO photo editors:

Entertainment: Pictures of the Year 2024, January.
News: Pictures of the Year 2024, January.
Sports: Pictures of the Year 2024, January.