Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 January 2021

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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 Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring the opening goal against Newcastle United.
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image captionOn Tuesday Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshippers in Gondar swim during the celebration of Timkat, the Ethiopian Epiphany...
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image caption... Ethiopian high priests line up in the capital Addis Ababa at the festival...
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image caption... which celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan...
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image caption... Female members of the Ethiopian Orthodox church wear white during the celebration.
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image captionIn Egypt's capital Cairo on Sunday an ancient Egyptian coffin is displayed as an announcement is made about the discovery of a huge trove of archaeological treasures.
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image captionOn Friday Sudanese Sufi Muslims gather outside the Hamad al-Nile shrine in Omdurman.
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image captionOn Monday schools reopen in Ghana after a 10-month closure to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
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image captionOn the same day health workers prepare for their shift at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi.
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image captionParamedics load a man showing symptoms of Covid-19 into an isolation chamber near Pretoria in South Africa on Friday,
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image captionOn Monday the president of Central African Republic's Constitutional Court, Daniele Darlan, validates the result of December's presidential election, which saw Faustin-Archange Touadéra re-elected as president....
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image caption... in response, his supporters head to the headquarters of his party, the Movement of United Hearts.
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image captionOn Saturday supporters of Yoweri Museveni celebrate after he is re-elected as Uganda's president...
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image caption... his main opponent, Bobi Wine, pictured here on Friday, says the election was fraudulent.

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