28th July 2020

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

In_pictures 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:

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures Two masked women wave from the deck of a boat.Image copyright
Getty Images

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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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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…

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

in_pictures 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.

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