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Africa's week in pictures: 27 March-2 April 2020

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

Mahmoud Saad (L) plays saxophone and Mohamed Adel (R) violin on their balcony during curfew in Giza, Egypt - Wednesday 1 April 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Musicians play from their balcony on Wednesday in the Egyptian city of Giza during a curfew to stop the spread of coronavirus.
A philosophy teacher gives a philosophy class for final year high school students filmed by Burkina Info TV in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Monday 30 March 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Monday, a philosophy teacher in Burkina Faso is filmed teaching a class for final year school pupils. A TV channel is broadcasting classes every day as schools and universities are closed because of the virus.
People reading a blackboard news board in Monrovia, Liberia - Monday 30 March 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption On the same day in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, people read news about the pandemic on a blackboard.
A man with a child o his back cycling in Epworth, Zimbabwe - Tuesday 31 March 202 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A man cycles with his child though a settlement outside Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on Tuesday. The country is also in lockdown because of coronavirus.
A horse and cart on a road which is being disinfected by municipal workers in Dakar, Senegal -Wednesday 1 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Wednesday, workers disinfect a stretch of road in Senegal's capital, Dakar, as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19.
A man wearing what looks like a metal-disc as a mask in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 1 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day in Uganda's capital, Kampala, a man poses for a photograph in an unusual mask…
A Red Cross volunteer measures the temperature of a man at Nakasero market in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 1 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Uganda is also in lockdown, but some food markets remain open. Here a Red Cross volunteer on Wednesday measures the temperature of a man entering one in Kampala...
A Red Cross volunteer marks a person's arm with a tick at Nakasero market in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 1 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption After being screened, shoppers are then marked with a pen to show they have been checked.
A woman pouring liquid soap into a bottle in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Wednesday 1 April 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan, a woman makes liquid soap on Wednesday. One of the best preventative measures against coronavirus is to wash one's hands with soap and water.
A fisher seller at a market in Lagos, Nigeria - Monday 30 March 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A fish seller calls for customers at a food market in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday hours before the start of a coronavirus lockdown there.
A bread seller at a market in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Saturday 28 March 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Saturday, a baguette seller arranges her loaves at a market in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there has been panic buying.
People at a barbershop in Nairobi, Kenya - Tuesday 31 March 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption People wait to be shaved at a barbershop ahead of the start of Kenya's coronavirus evening curfew in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday.
People holding their ID cards outside a government building in Mnihla, Tunisia - Monday 30 March 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Tunisians demanding financial aid to cope with their lockdown protest outside a government building in the town of Mnihla on Monday.
People look out of a window in Rabat, Morocco - Friday 27 March 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Moroccans watch from their window in the capital, Rabat, on Friday as officers instruct people outside to observe lockdown rules and get off the streets.
A police officer firing rubber bullets in Alexandra, South Africa - Tuesday 31 March 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption An officer in South Africa fires rubber bullets to impose a lockdown in the township of Alexandra on Tuesday…
Shoppers sitting on trolleys in Durban, South Africa -Wednesday 1 April 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day, shoppers in the South African city of Durban sit on their trolleys as they queue to get into a supermarket...
A masked man walking past a shop window with mannequins in Johannesburg, South Africa - Saturday 28 March 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A masked man walks along a street in central Johannesburg on Saturday, the second day of South Africa's strict shutdown.
A man lying down on a deserted beach in Accra, Ghana - Monday 31 March 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In Ghana on Monday, a man takes a snooze on a deserted beach in the capital, Accra, which is also subject to coronavirus restrictions.
An illustration of a pterosaur released by scientists at the University of Portsmouth in the UK on Saturday 28 March 2020 Image copyright PA Media
Image caption And researchers from Morocco, the UK and the US released this illustration of a pterosaur on Saturday - a flying reptile they have discovered lived in the Sahara 100 million years ago.

Images: AFP, EPA and Reuters

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