Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 April 2021

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

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image captionBabacar Kor, a member of Senegal's Baye Fall Muslim community, stands at the entrance of their shop in Ndem on Wednesday.
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image captionWeek-long celebrations end with a bang at Ivory Coast's Popo Carnival on Saturday...
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image captionThe festival in Bonoua encompasses annual celebration of Aboure culture, with dances, pageantries, gastronomic competitions...
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image captionThe events usually draw huge crowds.
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image captionThe next day in Somalia, a child peers from a blanket as anti-coronavirus disinfectant is sprayed at a camp for internally displaced people in Mogadishu.
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image captionOn Friday, lawyer Shadrack Wambui throws some punches at a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, where he offers boxing training and free legal advice.
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image captionTwo days later, volunteers plant a tree in a littered stretch of the Nairobi River. Members of the Canaane Riverside Green Peace have planted some 500 trees in the past two years and spend each weekend cleaning the river.
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image captionFirefighters walk through what's left of the Jagger Library at the University in Cape Town in South Africa, whose vast and unique African Studies archive was destroyed in a blaze.
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image captionOn the same day residents in the outskirts of Angola's capital, Luanda, sit outside their homes after torrential rain and flooding killed 24 people and destroyed at least 60 houses.
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image captionAnd in Cameroon on Saturday, Cardinal Christian Tumi is laid to rest. The outspoken 90-year-old former archbishop was lauded for his mediation efforts between the authorities and English-speaking separatists. Pope Francis said he "left an unforgettable mark on the Church and on the social and political life" of Cameroon.

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