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Africa's week in pictures: 14-20 August 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 Monday pictures emerge of the ship that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius split in two...
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image caption... on the previous Saturday workers collect oil that had leaked from the ship...
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image caption.... The oil from the ship, the MV Wakashio, causes ecological devastation in the reef.
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image captionOn Tuesday Malians watch television to see their president's resignation speech...
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image caption... President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had been arrested earlier that day by Malian mutineers who stormed through the capital, Bamako.
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image captionOn Tuesday South African farmers stage a protest about attacks on farms. The two in the picture, Alwyn van Zyl, and his wife Pauline, were attacked in March. She survived but he died.
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image captionOn Friday Morocco's Soufiane EL Bakkali competes in the steeplechase in Monaco.
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image captionOn Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kishasa, Catholic Mass is celebrated for the first time since lockdown began in March.
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image captionThe previous day, volunteers disinfect the prayer hall in the El Fateh mosque in Algeria's capital Algiers to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
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image captionIn another part of the city people cool off at the beach.
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image caption... Same day, different beach. This time in the small fishing village of Bargny in Senegal.
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image captionOn Tuesday people relax at the beach in Libya's capital Tripoli amid a heat wave and a power cut.

Pictures from AFP, Getty Images, EPA and Reuters.

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