4th February 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 3-9 January 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 3-9 January 2020

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

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A member of a minstrel troupe sports a suit matching his umbrella at the annual Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year) Minstrels Parade in South Africa’s Cape Town on Saturday.

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Under an umbrella of balloons, an Egyptian vendor awaits customers in Cairo during the Coptic Orthodox Christmas celebrations on Tuesday.

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A stylist from Guinea-Bissau shows off his playful hat style at the London Fashion Week Men’s edition on Sunday.

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And Cameroonian fashion designer Imane Ayissi is having a laugh in his studio in Paris, France on Monday.

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A crowd of opposition protesters in Liberia demonstrates at the Save The State protest in the capital Monrovia…

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At the same protest, this young man has a message for the president.

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An aerial view shows fishing boats basking in the sunlight at the harbour in Sal Rei at Boa Vista island, Cape Verde, on the same day.

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While a light haze surrounds the city of Mekelle in Ethiopia on Sunday…

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…where Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers attend a church service.

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It’s a holy gathering in South Africa too, as worshippers of the Nazareth Baptist Church embark on a tranquil pilgrimage to the Nhlangakazi Holy Mountain 85km (52 miles) north of Durban on Saturday.

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Thousands of miles away from the tranquillity of the pilgrimage, relatives of an 18-year-old Kenyan man let loose in celebration of his circumcision in Nairobi’s Kibera on Monday.

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