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

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

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image captionChildren 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.
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image captionOn 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...
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image captionOn the same day, a boy rides past a mural about Covid-19 in Nairobi's Mathare slum...
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image captionWorkers 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.
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image captionGraffiti encouraging people to wear face masks to protect themselves from the virus is seen on a wall in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Wednesday.
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image captionOn 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...
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image captionIn the city on Thursday, a pineapple seller calls out to punters at a street market.
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image captionA 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.
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image captionOn the same day, a cat looks down from a window in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.
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image captionA dog in the South African city of Cape Town looks out at health workers on Tuesday…
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image captionThey were going door-to-door in the historic suburb of Bo-Kaap as part of nationwide Covid-19 screening…
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image captionAs part of the campaign on Saturday, a health worker teaches children in a township near Durban how to wash their hands.
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image captionMedics about to treat a Covid-19 patient in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, help each other put on protective equipment on Tuesday...
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image captionA 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.
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image captionWomen have their hair done on Thursday at a salon in Bujumbura, the main city in Burundi, where there is no coronavirus lockdown.
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image captionIllegal money traders in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, take advantage of an easing of a lockdown on Wednesday.
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image captionA masked farmer covers his crops to protect them from birds on the outskirts of Botswana's capital, Gaborone, on Sunday.
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image captionChurch goers pray with little heed to social distancing during a Palm Sunday service in Tanzania's main city of Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
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image captionAnd on the same day, Orthodox Christians pray outside after police officers barred them from entering a cathedral in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

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