Africa's week in pictures: 13 - 19 December 2019

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

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Children perform at an after-school club in Nairobi on Saturday, run by ex-professional Kenyan dancer Mike Wamaya.
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On the same day, Gnawa performers in the Moroccan city of Essaouira celebrate the tradition's newly minted Unesco heritage status...
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It says Gnawa is primarily "a Sufi brotherhood music combined with lyrics with a generally religious content, invoking ancestors and spirits".
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In central Somalia on the same day, 74-year-old Omar Dule is among those sheltering at a UN camp after losing his home to floods that have hit thousands of people in East Africa.
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On Friday, candidates for the Miss Indoni cultural pageant title wait backstage in Durban, South Africa...
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The annual Indoni Cultural Festival brings together cultural groups from South Africa's many provinces.
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On Thursday, celebrations begin in Sudan's capital Khartoum as the country marks one year since the start of protests which led to the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir after nearly 30 years in power.
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On Friday, families watch kite surfers off the coast of Libya's capital, Tripoli.
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On the same day in eastern Libya, a man practises parkour among the ruins of the the ancient Greek city of Cyrene.
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At the Rugby World Sevens series in Cape Town on Saturday, a fan sports the South African flag-print swimming trunks that were popularised by player Faf de Klerk after the country's World Cup win last month.
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Bathers look on as a military plane lands at an airbase in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Friday.
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This tribute to ancient Egypt is among the ice sculptures on display at a festival in the Netherlands on Saturday.
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On Wednesday, people visit a house decked out in hundreds of Christmas lights in a suburb of Durban, South Africa.
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And visitors to Durban Botanical Gardens walk through its Trail of Lights on the same day.

Pictures from Getty Images, AFP and Nur Photo.

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