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Africa’s week in pictures: 12-18 February 2021

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

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image captionFeeding flamingos are reflected in the waters of Lake Magadi, in Kenya’s Rift Valley, on Friday.

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image captionOn the same day, gold miners wait backstage at an event in Mali…

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image captionThe show is part of the gold-producing nation’s newly launched International Gold Fair.

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image captionAlso on Friday, vendors sell roses of all colours in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, ahead of Valentine’s Day…

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image captionIt’s a similar scene the next day in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

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image captionIn Tripoli’s Martyrs Square on Wednesday, Libyans mark the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring, which led to the ousting of Col Muammar Gaddafi.

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image captionIn eastern Libya on Friday, a man readies a horse for sale at auction.

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image captionOn the same day in Oussouye, Senegal, this man collects palm nuts to be made into palm oil for cooking.

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image captionOn a cold and rainy Tuesday, guests stand on a balcony at the Grand Hyatt Grand Nile Tower hotel in Cairo, Egypt.

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image captionAnd on Thursday, a pair of sandals are seen at a boarding school in Kagara, Nigeria, the morning after an attack by gunmen. They killed one pupil and kidnapped 27 others, according to the local governor.

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