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Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 July 2020

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A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond:

A man with the Cameroonian flag wrapped around his head looks down the camera lens.Image copyright
EPA

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Cameroonian opposition supporters protest against French political influence outside European Union offices in Brussels on Friday.

Two masked women wave from the deck of a boat.Image copyright
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These Moroccan women wave from a boat as they return home from seasonal agricultural work in Spain – coronavirus border closures meant many workers had been stuck there since strawberry picking ended a month ago.

A masked man partially obscures his face with a large bunch of carrots.Image copyright
EPA

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This market vendor arranges his carrots for sale in Mbare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday.

Women dressed in orange, yellow, blue, pink and green raise their hands in prayer.Image copyright
AFP

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On Sunday worshippers visit a church in Nairobi…

A man dressed in pink raises both arms in the air.Image copyright
AFP

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Congregations can meet again after Kenya’s government relaxed restrictions on religious gatherings.

Uniformed military guards holding gold-coloured rifles stand at ease.Image copyright
EPA

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Sudanese honour guards in the capital, Khartoum, await the arrival of Eritrea’s military chief of staff on Monday.

A man kicks another man above the shoulder inside the ring.Image copyright
Reuters

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On Sunday, Congolese UFC fighter Marc Diakiese lands a blow on Rafael Fiziev of Kazakhstan in Abu Dhabi.

A child in brightly coloured clothes stands next to a multi-coloured wall.Image copyright
EPA

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This girl wears a protective facemask in Cape Town on Saturday.

A child punches the air as he plays table football with others.Image copyright
Reuters

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On Tuesday two boys play table football in Ivory Coast’s biggest city, Abidjan.

Two men and a dog paddle in the sea.Image copyright
EPA

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In Egypt, two men and a dog cool off in the Mediterranean near the 15th Century citadel of Qaitbay on Friday.

Wildebeest and zebra mingle next to a water point.Image copyright
Reuters

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On the same day, herds of wildebeest and zebra arrive at Sand River in Tanzania’s Serengeti before crossing the border into Kenya’s Masai Mara in the annual Great Migration.

Two European women walk on a beachImage copyright
AFP

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The next day holidaymakers take to the beach in Tunisia, where charter flights have resumed in a bid to boost the tourism-reliant economy.

A woman holds up a sign saying 'let there be VINO'.Image copyright
AFP

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“Let there be VINO,” reads this protester’s sign in South Africa on Wednesday. Many in the hospitality industry say the ongoing lockdown places their jobs and businesses at risk.

A man chews khat.Image copyright
Reuters

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On the same day in Somalia’a capital, Mogadishu, a man enjoys chewing the leaf stimulant khat at his home.

Bunches of roses are wrapped in protective cardboard.Image copyright
Reuters

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On Monday, roses are readied on the packing line at a farm in Kenya.

Cricketer Andile Phehlukwayo raises a fist and displays his Black Lives Matter T-shirt.Image copyright
AFP

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And on Saturday, cricketer Andile Phehlukwayo raises a fist and displays his Black Lives Matter T-shirt as he celebrates on the pitch.

Pictures from AFP, Getty Images, EPA and Reuters.



Source – BBC News – Africa

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