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Africa's week in pictures: 18 - 24 September 2020

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

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image captionA woman picks up dirt at the Hout Bay shoreline in Cape Town, South Africa, as the world marked World Clean Up Day on Saturday.
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image captionOn Sunday, members of the Al-Nour Wal Amal (Light and Hope) chamber orchestra of blind women play during their first concert after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus at the Manasterly Palace in Cairo, Egypt.
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image captionA gorilla at the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo breastfeeds her new-born twin babies on Tuesday.
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image captionOn the previous day, a dog walks with his handler as Ghana police officers take a confidence-building march through the streets of the capital, Accra, ahead of the general elections in December.
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image captionOn Sunday, Somali human rights activist Fatuma Musa Afrah raises a fist at a demonstration of the Seebruecke organisation in Berlin, Germany, calling for safe harbours for refugees from Greece and their evacuation from all Greek refugee camps.
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image captionTwo days later, Malians use the occasion of their 60th independence anniversary to protest against France's military presence in the country.
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image captionOn Friday, people in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, burn an Israeli flag during a protest against the prospect of normalising relations with the country.
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image captionMaasai men of Matapato attend the Olng'esherr (meat-eating) passage ceremony at the Maparasha hills of Kajiado, Kenya, on Wednesday...
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image caption...after it was initially postponed because of the coronavirus. The ceremony unites the older Ilpaamu and the younger Ilaitete into senior elderhood at the final rite of passage.
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image captionA Sufi committee performs religious songs and dances to commemorate the life of the saint, Sidi Omar Boukhtiwa, in Tunis, Tunisia, on Sunday.
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image captionOn Friday, coffin makers in Harare, Zimbabwe, prepare to put the finishing touches to their work.
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image captionJust as South Africa's Dean Burmester lines up a putt on the 6th hole, during day one of The Irish Open on Thursday.

Pictures from Reuters, PA and EPA.

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