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Africa's week in pictures: 16 - 22 October 2020


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

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image captionOn Friday evening the sun sets over salt lakes in Egypt's Western Desert.
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image captionDays later in Awsim, close to Cairo, this schoolgirl sports a happy-looking mask.
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image captionIn Guinea on Friday, voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the presidential election.
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image captionA day earlier in the Ivory Coast, a supporter of the ruling party wears a hat which reads "live together RHDP". The country is heading into a presidential election at the end of the month.
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image captionOn Thursday in Abidjan, the main city of Ivory Coast, a woman walks past a mural reminding residents to wear masks and stay safe.
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image captionSupporters cheer and laugh during an annual all-women football tournament in Algeria's Kabylie mountains on Friday.
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image captionOn Wednesday a Nigerian in South Africa demonstrates against the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or Sars...
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image captionThese demonstrators in Ogun state are among thousands of Nigerians who have joined nationwide #EndSARS protests over the past fortnight...
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image captionAs of Thursday, the shooting of protesters in Lagos days before had drawn global condemnation.

Pictures from Reuters, EPA and AFP.

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