Africa's week in pictures: 21-27 December 2018

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A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

A snorkler dives to identify species growing on the hull of a ship during a marine biology survey in the Indian Ocean in False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 December 2018Image source, EPA
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A snorkeller dives to identify species growing on the hull of a ship during a marine biology survey off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa...
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While a marine biology student snaps this starfish during the underwater safari on Saturday.
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On Christmas Day on Tuesday, a burst pipe provides people with fresh water in Uhuru Park in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
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A group of scouts attend a Christmas Day service near the city of Mbanza-Ngungu in western Democratic Republic of Congo...
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While most people are focused on what is happening at the front, the photographer captures the attention of one young girl.
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Santa Claus toys are on display in a market in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
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In mainly Muslim Sudan on Christmas Day, demonstrators take to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, to call for an end to President Omar al-Bashir's 29-year rule.
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On Friday, girls get to train for the first time at a football academy in Libya's capital, Tripoli.
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Off the coast of Libya on the same day, a Maltese helicopter winches a mother and her new born baby to safety after she was rescued in a stricken boat with nearly 300 others...
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The baby is then taken to hospital in Malta.

Pictures from AFP, EPA, Reuters and Getty Images

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