25th May 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 15 – 21 May 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 15 – 21 May 2020

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

in_pictures A close shot of a woman having kohl liner applied to her eyes.Image copyright
Reuters

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On Friday, bride-to-be Marie Andrea Offoumou gets ready for her wedding…

in_pictures A couple dressed in wedding finery hold hands as the officiant stands before them.Image copyright
Reuters

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The 28-year-old married Indat Ange Désiré in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan soon after the lockdown was eased.

in_pictures A boy grimaces as his hair is clasped and trimmed by a gloved barber.Image copyright
Reuters

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On Monday, a barber cuts this young client’s hair in Egypt’s capital of Cairo…

in_pictures A woman uses a pin-like implement to make decorative pattern on a small pastry before it goes in an oven.Image copyright
Reuters

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And women in northern Egypt prepare butter biscuits called Kahk on Saturday.

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in_pictures A man wearing a yellow PPE suit sprays mosque stairwell that is illuminated by coloured glass windows.Image copyright
AFP

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On Tuesday in Algeria, volunteers spray inside a building with disinfectant.

in_pictures Dozens of masked male and female health workers stand in formation as they stretch in sync.Image copyright
EPA

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Frontline medical staff warm up before a free zumba class at Nairobi’s Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital on Sunday.

in_pictures An inside view of an empty aeroplane stripped of its seats.Image copyright
Reuters

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Pre-pandemic, this Ethiopian Airlines plane would normally be full of people but instead its seats are stripped on Friday to make way for cargo.

in_pictures A woman wearing a mask walks past a large mural depicting a person wearing a mask.Image copyright
AFP

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On the same day, a woman walks past a mural reminding Abidjan’s residents of anti-coronavirus hygiene measures…

in_pictures A woman wearing a mask walks past a large mural depicting a masked health worker cradling the nation of Morocco in their arms.Image copyright
EPA

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It’s a similar scene in Sale, Morocco, on Sunday where this graffiti encourages people to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus…

in_pictures A woman walks past a mural whose slogan reads: Image copyright
Reuters

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And also the next day in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, where residents are reminded it’s a community effort.

in_pictures A woman holds several newly introduced bank notes, all in denominations of 10.Image copyright
EPA

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On Wednesday, a woman holds freshly minted bank notes in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, brought into circulation to ease the cash crisis.

in_pictures A woman looks back at her glasses as she is forcibly carried away by uniformed officers.Image copyright
Reuters

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On Monday Ugandan police seize activist Stella Nyanzi, leaving her glasses behind, at a protest she called against the government’s handling of food relief.

in_pictures A boy wearing a knitted hat and jumper stands next to a line of adults wearing clothes in various patterns.Image copyright
Reuters

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This boy waits alongside adults queuing to vote in Burundi’s general election on Wednesday, which at least one opposition figure has already labelled a sham.

in_pictures Two masked people look on as a tailor creates face masks.Image copyright
AFP

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A tailor fashions face masks at his sewing machine in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, on Monday.

in_pictures Two geese are seen on a lake, one swims while the other flaps out its wings.Image copyright
Reuters

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A day earlier, a goose stretches its wings at a lake in South Africa’s biggest city Johannesburg…

in_pictures A cat stretches out one paw as it lays down in a mosque.Image copyright
EPA

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While a cat takes it easy at Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, on the same day.

Pictures from AFP, EPA and Reuters.

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