Africa's week in pictures: 20-26 March 2020

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

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image captionA craft market usually bustling with tourists is almost deserted on Friday because of the outbreak of the coronavirus in Cape Town, South Africa...
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image captionThe next day, a diver in the ocean off Cape Town approaches a kelp forest - the seaweed can sometimes exceed 15m (49ft) in length.
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image captionA Senegalese graffiti crew paint a wall of a university in the capital, Dakar, with the image of a man sneezing into his elbow - a preventive measure against coronavirus.
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image captionOn Thursday, Orthodox priests in Ethiopia priests blessing the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, with incense to keep coronavirus away...
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image captionA man sheds tears during prayers to stop the spread of coronavirus in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Sunday.
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image captionOn the same day in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan, influential Catholic cleric Eric Norbert Abekan (R) travels around the streets praying for deliverance from the disease...
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image captionHere children raise their hand as his open-top vehicle cruises past...
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image captionA Nigerian worshipper raises her arms on Sunday at a service in the capital, Abuja despite the authorities warning against large gatherings because of coronavirus...
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image captionThe Methodist Church of Trinity in Nigeria's economic hub of Lagos complied with the order on Sunday as this depleted choir stall shows.
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image captionA woman in Guinea votes in a controversial referendum on a new constitution on Sunday which provoked deadly protests,
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image captionOn Monday, it is time to disinfect the world and it falls to this worker at a globe-shaped public garden in Algeria.
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image captionThe next day, a flower picker in Kenya piles up roses - though none of them can be exported as coronavirus has brought the entire industry to its knees.
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image captionIn Uganda, a community leader in the capital, Kampala, climbs high on Tuesday to shout out to residents to adhere to measures put in place to curb coronavirus.
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image captionWith beaches closed in South Africa because of coronavirus, a surfer switches to skateboarding in Cape Town on Wednesday
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image captionAnd a market seller in Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, does a roaring trade in lemons on Thursday as people stock up on items thought to boost their immune systems.

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