Africa's week in pictures: 17-23 June 2022

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

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Tennis great Serena Williams teams up with Tunisia's Ons Jabeur for the Eastbourne Internationals doubles quarter-final in the UK on Wednesday.
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On Sunday, Team Egypt compete in the technical artistic swimming event at the World Aquatics Championships.
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On the same day, hundreds of people join a mass yoga session on the beachfront in Durban, South Africa.
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Meanwhile in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, artist Mohammed Mahmoud draws using felt pens attached to his fingers and toes.
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On Thursday in London, Ethiopian refugee and athlete Eskander Turki kneels next to pavement art depicting his journey to the UK.
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Protesting nurses hold up their torn shoes in Zimbabwe on Tuesday, as health workers strike over what they say are poverty wages.
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Mona Omar waters the wares at her nursery in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday...
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.. attracting customers and pollinators alike.
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Also in Khartoum days earlier, a handler lines up turtles at al-Bageir Wildlife Park.
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Tidal surges fuelled partly by climate change have destroyed much of Lagos' Alpha beach, seen here on Tuesday.
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Senegalese striker Sadio Mané poses for the cameras at a press conference on Wednesday after signing for German football club Bayern Munich.
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Members of Brussels' Congolese community march in tribute to independence hero Patrice Lumumba, whose murder historians say was backed by former colonial power Belgium and the US...
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"I know and I feel in my heart that sooner or later my people will be free of all their enemies - both internal and external," read these T-shirts worn by well-wishers in DR Congo where Lumumba's only known remains - a tooth - were finally returned by Belgium.

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