21st May 2020 in In Pictures In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 1 – 7 May 2020 In_pictures A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond: Image copyright AFP Image caption “Wear a mask” reads this mural in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, on Monday… Image copyright AFP Image caption “Wash your hands with soap and water” reads another next to it. Image copyright Reuters Image caption On the same day in Nigeria’s capital Abuja where lockdown measures have been eased, people obey social distancing guidelines as they queue. Image copyright AFP Image caption Moroccan Muay Thai boxer Zakaria Bouamama trains on a rooftop in Rabat on Wednesday… Image copyright AFP Image caption And as Rwanda’s lockdown ends on Monday, these men keep fit under the shade of trees. Image copyright EPA Image caption Yoga teacher Siri Ajeet Dipuo Banda enjoys her morning routine at home in South Africa’s Alexandra township on Wednesday. Image copyright AFP Image caption And on Friday bathers in Mali cool off in the River Niger, which flows through several West African countries and is the continent’s third largest river. Image copyright EPA Image caption Meanwhile in Cape Town on Tuesday, surfers protest at South Africa’s lockdown rules which prohibit surfing but allow other forms of exercise. Image copyright AFP Image caption On the same day, a homeless man sleeps on an empty street in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Also on Tuesday, vegetable sellers in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos sit next to their produce. Image copyright EPA Image caption On Wednesday, a baker in Egypt preparing a Ramadan snack called Qatayef pours the batter while his young helper handles an earlier batch. Image copyright Reuters Image caption And in Cape Town on Tuesday, children queue for a free school meal scheme. Pictures from AFP, EPA and Reuters.