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Africa’s week in pictures: 4 – 10 December 2020

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

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image captionA girl clutches a balloon in Kyebi, southern Ghana, on Monday.

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image captionOn Friday, artist Saah John prepares a portrait in Monrovia’s capital Liberia.

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image captionIn South Africa, this mural seen on Thursday is one of the latest additions to Johannesburg’s flourishing street art scene.

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image captionContestants prepare themselves backstage at Iron Fit Bodybuilding on Saturday…

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image captionAbout 130 people from across East Africa took part in the competition, held in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

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image captionOn Friday a group of men and boys cool off in a river in Hamdayit, Sudan, which borders Ethiopia.

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image captionThe next day in Cape Town, South Africa, Zirk Botha starts his attempt to become the first person on record to row solo across the Atlantic.

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image captionOn Thursday, fishermen bring their catch ashore in Paquitequete, Mozambique. Half a million people have been forced from their homes in the wider Cabo Delgado province by violent Islamist insurgents linked to Islamic State.

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image captionWomen pray at an Ethiopian Orthodox church in Sudan on Sunday, having fled fighting between government and local troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region…

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image captionOn Thursday a soldier walks past a wall riddled with bullet holes in the village of Bisober, in Tigray.

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image captionAnd on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, supporters of President Félix Tshisekedi react with glee to news his party will end its coalition with loyalists of powerful predecessor Joseph Kabila.

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