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Africa’s week in pictures: 23-29 April 2021

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

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image captionEthiopian Orthodox Christians in Israel celebrate on Palm Sunday…

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image captionThe holy day marks the biblical account of the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem…

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image captionWorshippers end their procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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image captionThe next day a supermoon – so-called because its closeness to Earth makes it look larger and brighter than usual – looms in the sky over Johannesburg in South Africa.

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image captionEgyptian sweets usually served during Ramadan are sold at a stall in the West Bank.

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image captionOn Monday thousands of inmates in overcrowded prisons in Burundi are given presidential pardons.

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image captionOn Saturday soldiers patrol Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo, where a weekend lockdown was announced to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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image captionRally drivers tackle a stream at the African Rally Championship in Nakuru, Kenya, on the same day.

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image captionAnd on Friday thousands attend the state funeral for Chad’s late President Idriss Déby who was killed on the battlefield days before.

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