Africa's week in pictures: 25 September-1 October 2020

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

Nigerian Airforce Planes fly past a Nigerian 60th anniversary banner at the Aso-Rock in Abuja, Nigeria during the countrys 60th Independence Celebration on October 1, 2020.Image source, Getty Images
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Nigerian Airforce planes fly past a 60th anniversary banner at Aso Rock in the capital, Abuja, on Thursday, as the nation celebrates 60 years of independence...
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This woman, dressed in the colours of the Nigerian flag, takes part in the celebrations at Abuja's Eagle Square...
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There were performances galore at the stadium...
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Including a salute from a member of the Nigerian Navy Force band.
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While on Saturday, Orthodox Christians take a selfie during the Meskel festival in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa...
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The festival marks, according to Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified on.
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In Tunisia's capital, Tunis, on Wednesday, a therapist makes a skin incision on the back of a man undergoing cupping, an ancient treatment that uses glass cups and suction to help circulate blood and relieve muscle tension.
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A young man shows his acrobatic skills at a new open-air gym in a suburb of Egypt's capital Cairo on Tuesday...
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While on Friday storks fly at a bird park at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh...
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On the same day a Bedouin woman is spotted at the Ras Mohammed National Park, a marine sanctuary with a profusion of coral species and rare pelagics, in the Sinai Peninsula.
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While in this photo released on Tuesday, a man with a mask and reflective glasses shops at Gikomba market, famous for selling second-hand imported clothes, in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
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As for these girls, they seem to be happy to be back at school in the Zimbabwean town of Ruwa on Monday, six months after it was closed because of Covid-19.
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On Wednesday, luthier Adicko Pierre works on a guitar at his shop in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan...
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In this photo, he shows off some of the final products that he hopes to sell to music-loving customers.
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And we end with another view of the Nigerian skyline, this time in Bonu village in central Niger state on Wednesday.

All images coprighted.

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