Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 October 2020

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

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On Monday graduates collect their bachelor degrees in Guinea's capital, Conakry...
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... Posters are all over the city reminding people of the presidential election on Sunday in which Alpha Condé will be running for a third term...
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... Cellou Dalein Diallo is running against Mr Condé and his supporters, like this one carrying a painting of him, are drumming up support.
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On Monday a protesters stands on the roof of a car and demands action against police brutality in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos...
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... two days later another protester finds a more creative approach to catching the world's attention.
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You wait ages for one rickshaw and then five turn up at once in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.
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On Wednesday volunteers in Johannesburg, South Africa, prepare food parcels for people struggling after lockdown.
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On Monday children in Kenya returned to their schools for the first time since they were closed in March to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
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Elsewhere in South Africa on the same day, people hold hands to pray in the town of Senekal that is the centre of tensions over attacks on white farmers.
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On Friday the French President Emmanuel Macron looks on as the 75-year-old French aid worker Sophie Petronin hugs her family after being released by kidnappers who had taken her hostage in Mali in 2016.
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On Monday, the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord detonate mines which had been found near the capital Tripoli.

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