28th December 2019

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 6 – 12 December 2019

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 6 – 12 December 2019

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

in_pictures A lion cub bares its teeth at the camera from behind the bars on its cage.Image copyright
Barcroft Media

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On Monday, this lion cub is one of five transported from a private zoo in Ukraine to a rehabilitation centre in South Africa.

in_pictures A male and female ballet dancer perform a complex lift on stage.Image copyright
AFP

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Ballet students perform the Nutcracker at Nairobi’s national theatre the day before.

in_pictures A man walks past a high wall that has been chiselled away.Image copyright
AFP

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A labourer walks past a wall at southern Egypt’s White Mountain limestone quarry on Saturday.

in_pictures Ruth Akulu (right) and colleagues cut a cake together.Image copyright
AFP

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Also on Saturday, university graduates cut a cake together during celebrations in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

in_pictures A man uses coloured paint and chalk on a dark canvas.Image copyright
AFP

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On Friday, Eritrean artist Nebay Abraha works on a painting in his studio in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

in_pictures People stand on their balconies and look out.Image copyright
AFP

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Also on Friday, shocked Nairobi residents look at the debris of a six-storey building that collapsed in the early hours of the morning, killing at least 10 people.

in_pictures A blurred figure of a woman is pictured walking past a bright mural.Image copyright
EPA

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Heavy rain obscures a window in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday.

in_pictures Miss Universe 2018 Philippines' Catriona Gray (R) crowns the new Miss Universe 2019 South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi .Image copyright
Getty Images

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South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi is crowned Miss Universe at the pageant in Atlanta, US. “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me was never considered to be beautiful,” she said.

in_pictures People in a forest walk past a large statue hovering overhead.Image copyright
AFP

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Bird Man, the artwork of Senegalese artist Soly Cissé, looms over the Banco National Park in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Sunday. The exhibit is part of the first Green Arts Biennale.

in_pictures Horsemen trot through Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.Image copyright
AFP

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Horsemen dash through Addis Ababa to greet Ethiopia’s President Abiy Ahmed on Thursday, as the Nobel Prize winner returns from a special ceremony in Norway.

in_pictures Sunset it seen through the trees, by the coast.Image copyright
Getty Images

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And the sun sets over Praslin Island in the Seychelles on Friday.

Pictures from Getty Images, EPA, Barcroft Media, AFP and Reuters.

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