Africa's week in pictures: 2-8 October 2020

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

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A mother and her child pass a giant mural in South Africa's main city of Johannesburg on Friday.
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On the same day in Tunisia, this boy wears his protective visor to school.
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World record-holder Brigid Kosgei, who hails from Kenya, wins the London Marathon on Sunday for the second year in a row.
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On Saturday, camera crews and onlookers crowd around as Egypt's antiquities officials open a 2,500-year-old sarcophagus for the first time.
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Still in Egypt on the same day, this man harvests dates from the tree.
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These pieces by South African artist Irma Stern are among the Modern and Contemporary African Art items for sale at Sotheby's in London on Friday.
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Mouride brotherhood pilgrims are welcomed to the Great Mosque of Touba in Senegal on Monday, for the annual Grand Magal festival.
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In Ethiopia on Saturday, these women from the Oromo community take part in Irreechaa celebrations...
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The annual thanksgiving festival traditionally marks the end of the rainy season and ushers in the harvest...
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This year's festival was limited by authorities to 5,000 people to prevent the spread of coronavirus - but some say it is an attempt to stop protests during a period of heightened political tension.

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