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Africa’s week in pictures: 11-17 June 2021

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

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image captionTwo women walk past a wall covered in graffiti in the Abobo neighbourhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Friday.

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image captionOn Saturday, Egyptians Hanna Hiekal and Laila Mohsen compete during the Duet Technical Routine at an artistic swimming championship in Barcelona, Spain.

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image captionThe next day Nigeria forward Rasheedat Ajibade leaves her mark on Portugal goalkeeper Ines Pereira during an international friendly match that ended 3-3.

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image captionNothing quite as rough for this member of the Reda Folkloric Troupe on the floor of the Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday.

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image captionOn Sunday these women dressed in traditional clothes of the Harari culture of eastern Ethiopia step out in style for the inauguration ceremony of the remodelled Meskel Square.

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image captionOn Saturday, protesters occupy part of Tunisia’s capital during a demonstration against police brutality, after a video of police stripping and beating a minor was shared online.

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image captionIn Egypt on Monday, a worker harvests grapes at a farm in Khatatba al-Minufiyah that mostly exports to EU countries.

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image captionOn Wednesday, a diamond described as the third largest of its kind ever found was unearthed in Botswana…

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image captionThe 1,098-carat stone found on 1 June was shown to President Mokgweetsi Masisi in the capital Gaborone.

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image captionOn Friday a volunteer counts seedlings for distribution at the Forestry Commission in Accra as part of Green Ghana Day, an ambitious plan to plant five million trees across Ghana to save depleting forest reserves.

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image captionAnd we end where we began, in Ivory Coast, where a supporter of former President Laurent Gbagbo, wearing an Ivorian flag, makes a victory sign on Thursday during a rally ahead of Mr Gbagbo’s return to the country.

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