Africa's top shots: 30 April-6 May 2021

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

Children play chess in Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria - Wednesday 5 May 2021Image source, Reuters
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A girl ponders a chess move in Makoko, a slum in the Nigerian city of Lagos, on Wednesday...
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In the city on Saturday, a woman sells kola nuts for people attending a workers' day parade.
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Two girls check out a mobile phone on Friday during a religious gathering for Orthodox Good Friday in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa...
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In the city the next day, Orthodox Christians flock to a poultry market to buy a bird to prepare for an Easter feast.
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War veterans in Addis Ababa mark Patriots Day on Wednesday, which is a national holiday in Ethiopia that commemorates the end of the Italian occupation in 1941.
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A Jewish pilgrim lights a candle at Ghriba Synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba on Friday…
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The annual pilgrimage includes the age-old tradition of writing prayers on eggs.
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A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a Covid-19 centre in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, on Monday.
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A Libyan dives into the sea from rocks in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday.
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On the same day, swallows swoop by a bridge over the Niger River in Mali's capital, Bamako. The area is the site of a Sufi community in the city.
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Francis Ngannou, the new world champion of heavyweight mixed martial arts who is known as "The Predator", parades through the Cameroonian city of Bafoussam on Saturday on a triumphant return home.
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After milking some camels, a woman carefully pours the liquid into a plastic container in Chad's capital, N'Djamena, on Tuesday.
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Zimbabwean sculptor David Ngwerume poses with his work of a woman wearing a Covid-19 face mask in the capital, Harare, on Friday.
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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan prepares to address Kenya's parliament on Wednesday wearing a face mask - something she doesn't use at home...
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There is much pomp and ceremony during her state visit, though the Kenya police band gets drenched waiting to perform on Wednesday.
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In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday, a man is arrested during a protest demanding better living conditions for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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On the same day in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, people gather for the funeral ceremony for Zubair Ahmed al-Hassan, the secretary general of the Islamic Movement and an ally of ousted President Omar al-Bashir. He had been in custody awaiting trial for corruption.
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A man in northern Uganda holds a radio on Thursday to listen to the International Criminal Court's sentencing of Dominic Ongwen, a child soldier-turned-rebel commander, to 25 years in jail.
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It is all glitz and glamour at a South Africa Fashion Week event in Midrand on Saturday where Nomuzi Mabena, a rapper and TV presenter better known as Moozlie, poses for the cameras.
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And more beauty is on display on Tuesday as the moon is seen behind a mosque's minaret decorated for Ramadan in Egypt's capital, Cairo.

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