Africa's week in pictures: 14-20 February 2020

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

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image captionIn northern Ethiopia's Mekelle city on Wednesday, a man rides a horse painted in the colours of the Tigray region's flag to mark the 45th anniversary of the launch of armed resistance against the-then Marxist regime...
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image captionWhile this woman holds a candle during a ceremony to remember those killed during the conflict.
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image captionIn Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Monday, children dressed in military fatigues stand to attention to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the uprising that led to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
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image captionIn Giza in Egypt on Wednesday, artist Ibrahim Salah works on a statue, made with 3,000 pieces of scrap, of Bastet, the ancient goddess of fertility, protection and pleasure.
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image captionWhile Mohamed Diallo, a tailor for 40 years, sews in his shop in a neighbourhood in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on Monday.
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image captionNigerian music star Burna Boy is all smiles as he arrives for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on Tuesday. He performed with British rapper Stormzy.
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image captionThis woman prays at a Catholic service in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, on Saturday.
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image captionAt a gym in a township in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, Lehlogovolo Shikava lifts weights to stay fit after he lost his lower left leg during an armed robbery...
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image captionWhile amputee Simo Mdudu practises chipping balls on a golf course in Cape Town on Tuesday.
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image captionThese residents of Lopei in northern Uganda catch their breath on Sunday after a swarm of desert locusts pass through their town.
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image captionIn Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Friday, this woman gets her make-up done during the Valentine Street Family Bash...
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image captionAnd this woman, dressed in a Xhosa-inspired outfit, celebrated Valentine's Day by getting married on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned.

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