9th January 2020 in In Pictures In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 13 – 19 December 2019 In_pictures A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond: Image copyright AFP Image caption Children perform at an after-school club in Nairobi on Saturday, run by ex-professional Kenyan dancer Mike Wamaya. Image copyright AFP Image caption On the same day, Gnawa performers in the Moroccan city of Essaouira celebrate the tradition’s newly minted Unesco heritage status… Image copyright AFP Image caption It says Gnawa is primarily “a Sufi brotherhood music combined with lyrics with a generally religious content, invoking ancestors and spirits”. Image copyright AFP Image caption In central Somalia on the same day, 74-year-old Omar Dule is among those sheltering at a UN camp after losing his home to floods that have hit thousands of people in East Africa. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Friday, candidates for the Miss Indoni cultural pageant title wait backstage in Durban, South Africa… Image copyright AFP Image caption The annual Indoni Cultural Festival brings together cultural groups from South Africa’s many provinces. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Thursday, celebrations begin in Sudan’s capital Khartoum as the country marks one year since the start of protests which led to the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir after nearly 30 years in power. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Friday, families watch kite surfers off the coast of Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Image copyright AFP Image caption On the same day in eastern Libya, a man practises parkour among the ruins of the the ancient Greek city of Cyrene. Image copyright AFP Image caption At the Rugby World Sevens series in Cape Town on Saturday, a fan sports the South African flag-print swimming trunks that were popularised by player Faf de Klerk after the country’s World Cup win last month. Image copyright AFP Image caption Bathers look on as a military plane lands at an airbase in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Friday. Image copyright NurPhoto Image caption This tribute to ancient Egypt is among the ice sculptures on display at a festival in the Netherlands on Saturday. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Wednesday, people visit a house decked out in hundreds of Christmas lights in a suburb of Durban, South Africa. Image copyright AFP Image caption And visitors to Durban Botanical Gardens walk through its Trail of Lights on the same day. Pictures from Getty Images, AFP and Nur Photo.