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Africa's week in pictures: 3-9 April 2020

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

Children play on a beach in Mogadishu, Somalia - Friday 3 April 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Children play on a beach in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Friday despite a police officer's attempt to disperse them as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
People line up with jerry cans in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 8 April 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Wednesday, residents of Kibera slum in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, line up to get water being distributed for free by the government as part of its coronavirus response...
A boy on a bicycle riding past a mural of a woman and child in a face mask in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 8 April 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption On the same day, a boy rides past a mural about Covid-19 in Nairobi's Mathare slum...
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Workers producing face masks the KICOTEC factory in Kitui, Kenya - Tuesday 7 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Workers are seen at a clothes factory in the Kenyan town of Kitui on Tuesday. It has begun making personal protective equipment 24 hours a day in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Graffiti on a wall showing a half skull, half face in a mask in Khartoum, Sudan - Wednesday 8 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Graffiti encouraging people to wear face masks to protect themselves from the virus is seen on a wall in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Wednesday.
Chinese medics in face masks at the main airport in Abuja, Nigeria - Wednesday 8 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day, Chinese medics arrive at the airport in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to help the West African nation in its battle against coronavirus...
A fruit seller in a Minions shirt holds up pineapples in Abuja, Nigeria - Thursday 9 April 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In the city on Thursday, a pineapple seller calls out to punters at a street market.
A trader sleeps by his melon stall in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 8 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A trader sleeps next to his melons on Wednesday in Uganda's capital, Kampala. As part of the country's lockdown restrictions vendors have to sleep in markets.
A cat looking out of a shuttered window in Casablanca, Morocco - Wednesday 8 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day, a cat looks down from a window in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
A dog peering out of a door in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 7 April 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A dog in the South African city of Cape Town looks out at health workers on Tuesday…
A man in a mask looks down at a health worker in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 7 April 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption They were going door-to-door in the historic suburb of Bo-Kaap as part of nationwide Covid-19 screening…
A health worker teaches children how to wash their hands in Umlazi township, South Africa - Saturday 4 April 2020 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption As part of the campaign on Saturday, a health worker teaches children in a township near Durban how to wash their hands.
Medics putting on protective gear in Tunis, Tunisia - Tuesday 7 April 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Medics about to treat a Covid-19 patient in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, help each other put on protective equipment on Tuesday...
A newly wed couple in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia - Saturday 4 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A newly wed couple pose on the empty streets of Sidi Bou Said on Saturday. They married without any guests present because of Tunisia's coronavirus restrictions on social gatherings.
A hair salon in Bujumbura, Burundi -Thursday 9 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Women have their hair done on Thursday at a salon in Bujumbura, the main city in Burundi, where there is no coronavirus lockdown.
Illegal money traders in Harare, Zimbabwe - Wednesday 8 April 2020 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Illegal money traders in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, take advantage of an easing of a lockdown on Wednesday.
A masked farmer covering his crop near Gaborone in Botswana - Sunday 5 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A masked farmer covers his crops to protect them from birds on the outskirts of Botswana's capital, Gaborone, on Sunday.
People holding palm leaves in a church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Sunday 5 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Church goers pray with little heed to social distancing during a Palm Sunday service in Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
Orthodox Christians praying on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Sunday 5 April 2020 Image copyright AFP
Image caption And on the same day, Orthodox Christians pray outside after police officers barred them from entering a cathedral in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

Images: AFP, EPA and Reuters

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