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

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

A man prays in a mosque. His silhouette is seen against the window.Image source, Reuters
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On Tuesday, a man prays in a mosque in Kenya's capital, Nairobi...
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This girl is also celebrating Eid al-Adha - or the "feast of the sacrifice" - the same day in Nairobi...
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The Muslim festival is marked by special prayers and feasts, where those who can afford it are encouraged to slaughter an animal.
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This family turn out in style to the Central Mosque in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, also on Tuesday.
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The next day, worshippers attend Massalikoul Jinaan mosque in Dakar, Senegal.
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Meanwhile children have fun with balloons at morning prayers at al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt.
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And this girl poses for the camera at the Kara Cattle Market Mosque in Nigeria on Tuesday.
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Fishermen tend to their moored boats in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on Monday...
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They have seen their incomes dwindle in recent years as fishing vessels from China and other countries continue to operate illegally off the coast of Guinea.
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On Thursday Azenaide Carlos of Angola launches a throw during handball training for the Toyko 2020 Olympics, which was postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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A man prepares to take a dip at the first public beach designated for people with disabilities in Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday.
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On Friday, Moroccan actress Samah Baricou starring in the movie Haut et Fort poses on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival in France.
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"Switzerland supports Biya the dictator" reads this man's sign at a protest in Geneva against the Cameroonian president, who is documented to spend much of his time in the European country.
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And in São Tomé and Príncipe on Monday, supporters of presidential candidate Vila Nova celebrate his lead in the first round of voting.

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