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Africa’s week in pictures: 25 September-1 October 2020

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Publishedduration1 hour agoA selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond:image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionNigerian Airforce planes fly past a 60th anniversary banner at Aso Rock in the capital, Abuja, on Thursday, as the nation celebrates 60 years of independence…image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThis woman, dressed in the colours of the Nigerian flag,…

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

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image captionNigerian Airforce planes fly past a 60th anniversary banner at Aso Rock in the capital, Abuja, on Thursday, as the nation celebrates 60 years of independence…

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image captionThis woman, dressed in the colours of the Nigerian flag, takes part in the celebrations at Abuja’s Eagle Square…

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image captionThere were performances galore at the stadium…

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image captionIncluding a salute from a member of the Nigerian Navy Force band.

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image captionWhile on Saturday, Orthodox Christians take a selfie during the Meskel festival in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa…

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image captionThe festival marks, according to Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified on.

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image captionIn Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, on Wednesday, a therapist makes a skin incision on the back of a man undergoing cupping, an ancient treatment that uses glass cups and suction to help circulate blood and relieve muscle tension.

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image captionA young man shows his acrobatic skills at a new open-air gym in a suburb of Egypt’s capital Cairo on Tuesday…

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image captionWhile on Friday storks fly at a bird park at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh…

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image captionOn the same day a Bedouin woman is spotted at the Ras Mohammed National Park, a marine sanctuary with a profusion of coral species and rare pelagics, in the Sinai Peninsula.

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image captionWhile in this photo released on Tuesday, a man with a mask and reflective glasses shops at Gikomba market, famous for selling second-hand imported clothes, in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

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image captionAs for these girls, they seem to be happy to be back at school in the Zimbabwean town of Ruwa on Monday, six months after it was closed because of Covid-19.

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image captionOn Wednesday, luthier Adicko Pierre works on a guitar at his shop in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan…

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image captionIn this photo, he shows off some of the final products that he hopes to sell to music-loving customers.

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image captionAnd we end with another view of the Nigerian skyline, this time in Bonu village in central Niger state on Wednesday.

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