Africa's week in pictures: 6-12 October 2023

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A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

A worshipper sings and prays during a church service at the New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry at the Fredrick Island community in Monrovia, Liberia - Wednesday 11 October 2023Image source, John Wessels/AFP
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A day after Tuesday's elections in Liberia, a man sings during a church service in the capital, Monrovia.
Image source, Guy Peterson/AFP
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Footballers in Monrovia's Clara Town play a game on Friday on the ground floor of an unfinished building.
Image source, Gerald Anderson/Getty Images
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On the same day, people in Kenya's Samburu region take part in a traditional dance.
Image source, Gerald Anderson/Getty Images
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Communities gather for the three days of cultural events - the main being the Maralal International Camel Derby, held on Saturday.
Image source, Gerald Anderson/Getty Images
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Competitors take part in the 10km (six-mile) race, which attracts thousands of visitors, including local and foreign tourists.
Image source, Matthew Lewis/Getty Images
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South African cricketer Temba Bavuma signs autographs for girls taking part in a cricket clinic in the Indian city of Lucknow on Monday on the side-lines of the World Cup.
Image source, Billel Bensalem/Getty Images
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On the same day, a chef shows off a special technique at the International Couscous Festival in Algeria's capital, Algiers.
Image source, Amanuel Sileshi/AFP
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Sunday sees celebrations of Ethiopia's annual Irreecha thanksgiving festival - celebrated by the country's Oromo community.
Image source, Amanuel Sileshi/AFP
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People, in traditional costumes, gather at Hora Arsadi, a sacred lake near the town of Bishoftu in the Oromia region.
Image source, Amanuel Sileshi/AFP
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In one Irreecha tradition, festival-goers immerse grass in the lake and sprinkle themselves with water to mark the end of the rains and the start of spring.
Image source, Enes Yildirim/Getty Images
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On Saturday, people in Morocco's capital, Rabat, stage a protest in support of Palestinians after Israel launched air strikes on Gaza following a deadly attack by Hamas militants earlier in the day.
Image source, Feisal Omar/Reuters
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On Thursday, a man cycles through Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, holding a Palestinian flag to express support for Gaza's residents.
Image source, Esa Alexander/Reuters
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The day before a cyclist in South Africa's city of Cape Town rides past a mural urging freedom and peace between Israel and Palestinians.
Image source, Guillem Sartorio/AFP
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On the same day in Johannesburg, a police officer tries to wrest an Israeli flag from a man at a pro-Palestinian protest outside the US embassy.
Image source, Badru Katumba/AFP
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Jean sellers are pictured at a market in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday - a few days after a ban on imported second-hand clothes came into effect.
Image source, Rijasolo/AFP
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On the same day, officers in Madagascar fire tear gas to disperse an opposition gathering in the capital, Antananarivo.
Image source, Rijasolo/AFP
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Opposition politicians, including ex-President Marc Ravalomanana (R), were marching holding cauliflowers that have come to symbolise police repression ahead of elections next month.
Image source, Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP
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On Saturday, someone takes part on horseback in the annual Pride March in Botswana's capital, Gaborone. The country decriminalised homosexuality in a landmark decision in 2019.
Image source, Monicah Mwangi/Reuters
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A day earlier, in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, women take part in an anti-LGBTQ march after a recent court ruling allowed gay and lesbian organisations to register in the country.
Image source, Simon Maina/AFP
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On the same down in southern Kenya, glass is moulded at a studio in Kajiado that specialises in recycling.
Image source, Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
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And women in the Egyptian city of Alexandria watch Sunday's sunset over the Mediterranean.

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