Africa's week in pictures: 24 - 30 April 2020

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

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image captionOn Wednesday in Kenya, eight-year-old Stacy Ayuma has her hair threaded. Though the style is not new, some are now playfully calling it "coronavirus" because they say it resembles the virus' prickly shape as seen under a microscope.
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image captionOn Tuesday, a man wears a face mask in the colours of Liberia's national flag at the health ministry in the capital, Monrovia.
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image captionMannequins also make a statement with masks in Egypt's capital, Cairo, on Saturday.
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image captionOn Tuesday in the South African city of Johannesburg, a care home resident receives home-cooked food from volunteers.
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image captionIn the same city a day later, residents cover their mouths as they queue for free meals.
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image captionIn Ivory Coast on Friday, this boy prepares dates outside a mosque. During Ramadan, Muslims traditionally end their daily fasts by snacking on this fruit ahead of the main meal.
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image captionAlso in Abidjan on the same day, a girl stands next to religious texts.
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image captionFood supplies are prepared ahead of distribution to people in need on Tuesday in the suburbs of Senegal's capital.
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image caption"Long live Egypt" reads this mural pictured on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt.
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image captionOn the same day in north-western Morocco, a horse-drawn cart passes a mural daubed with messages of thanks to essential workers.
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image captionPassengers wear face masks on board a bus in Kenya's capital Nairobi a day later.
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image captionA solitary carpenter bee collects pollen from a flower in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday.
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image captionAnd on Wednesday in Johannesburg, autumn trees are reflected in the water of a local reservoir.

Pictures from Getty Images, AFP, EPA and Reuters.

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