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Africa's week in pictures: 7-13 February 2020

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

A girl holds a falcon near October city on the outskirt of Cairo, Egypt - Friday 7 February 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A girl holds her falcon during a desert competition for birds of prey on the outskirts of Egypt's capital, Cairo, on Friday.
Spanish actress Victoria Abril dancing with a man at the Temple of Philae in Aswan, Egypt - Tuesday 11 February 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Spanish actress Victoria Abril, in Egypt for the Aswan International Women Film Festival, dances on Tuesday at the Temple of Philae on Tuesday.
Tourists in Gharb Suhil, Egypt - Wednesday 12 February 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The next day, a tourist takes a selfie at a Nubian village near Egypt's Aswan Dam.
A woman takes a picture with a mobile phone of a mural believed to be made by street artist Laika portraying Patrick George Zaky (L) wearing an inmate's uniform and being embraced by Giulio Regeni (R) with the words: "This time everything will be fine" (top) and "Freedom" (bottom), written in Arabic, on a wall surrounding Villa Ada, a few steps from the Embassy of Egypt, in Rome, Italy - Tuesday 11 February 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A new mural attracts attention near Egypt's embassy in Rome showing Italian student Giulio Regeni, who was murdered in Egypt in 2016, embracing Patrick George Zaky, an activist who was arrested in Cairo last week.
Pope Francis (L) and Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak (R) at the Vatican - Friday 7 February 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption On Friday, Pope Francis greets Egypt's Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak during an audience at the Vatican.
Malians take pictures of each other on the banks of River Niger in Segou, Senegal - Saturday 8 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Saturday, Malians take pictures of each other on the banks of the River Niger as they attend an arts festival in Segou.
Young men walk along a beach at sunset in the capital, Tripoli, Libya - Monday 10 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Young Libyans walk along a beach at sunset in the capital, Tripoli, on Monday...
Two African migrants on the Aita Mari looking at to see at a boat full of migrants - Monday 10 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day, two African migrants on board a Spanish rescue boat in the Mediterranean, watch a new group of migrants waiting to be rescued...
Migrants rescued by Spanish rescue ship Aita Mari rest on Sunday after their ordeal. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Some of those already rescued, by the Aita Mari crew in international waters off Libya, rest on Sunday after their ordeal.
Female Ethiopian acrobats in a tower on one another performing in Kiev, Ukraine - Saturday 8 February 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Ethiopian acrobats from the African Dream Circus perform in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, on Saturday.
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A man holding a locust in Katakwi, Uganda - Tuesday 11 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A man holds up a locust he has caught and intends to eat on Tuesday in eastern Uganda, where soldiers have been deployed to fight an infestation.
Seraphin Kouassi Kouadio, 66, one of the last street watchmakers in Ivory Coast, at work in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Wednesday 12 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption One of the last street watchmakers in Ivory Coast is pictured at work in Abidjan on Wednesday.
Moroccan women hold up a flag at a demonstration against the US Middle East peace plan in Rabat, Morocco - Sunday 9 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Moroccan women attend a big demonstration on Sunday against the US Middle East peace plan in the capital, Rabat.
People waving at Miss Universe from a building in Johannesburg, South Africa - Thursday 13 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Well-wishers in South Africa wave to Miss Universe on Thursday as she parades through Johannesburg on an open-topped bus…
Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi waving aboard an open-topped bus in Johannesburg, South Africa - Thursday 13 February 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Zozibini Tunzi, who won the Miss Universe title in December, arrived home earlier in the week and is touring the country.
A man pierces a boy's tongue for the Thaipoosam Kavady festival at the Hindu temple in Chatsworth township, South Africa - Saturday 8 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A man pierces someone taking part in the Thaipoosam Kavady festival, dedicated to the Hindu god of war, near the South African city of Durban on Saturday.
South Africa' national cricket side in a huddle in Johannesburg, South Africa - Sunday 9 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption It's pretty in pink for South Africa's cricketers on Sunday as they huddle together during their match on Sunday against England.
Trevor Noah celebrates winning a point in a tennis match in Cape Town, South Africa - Friday 7 February 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption And South African Comedian Trevor Noah is also in pink for a celebrity doubles match on Friday. He and Rafael Nadal lost to Roger Federer and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

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