Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 July 2021

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

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A girl has the word 'Eid' daubed on her forehead with face paint.

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A man leads a goat to be slaughtered during Eid al-Adha in Nairobi, Kenya, on 20 July.

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A family dressed in different colours attend prayers at the Central Mosque in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé.

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A boy cups his ears during prayers at the mosque.

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Children play at al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, on 20 July.

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A girl wearing sunglasses makes the V-sign at the camera.

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A view of boats in Conakry, Guinea.

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A man works on a fishnet in Conakry, Guinea.

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Azenaide Carlos of Angola's Handball team holds the ball.

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Beach workers help a man to get into the sea.

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Moroccan actress Samah Baricou poses during a photocall for the film "Haut et Fort" (Casablanca Beats).

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Opponents of Cameroon's President Paul Biya protest against his presence in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Supporters of presidential candidate Vila Nova celebrate the provisional results of the presidential elections, in Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe.

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