Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 October 2021

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A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

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Image caption, On Friday Nigerians celebrate as the country marks its 61st year of independence from British rule...
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Image caption, This woman is part of an acrobatic display band performing in the capital, Abuja...
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Image caption, Many Nigerians take to Twitter under the hashtag #NigeriaAt61...
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Image caption, While some are celebrating, others are protesting, and demanding the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Image caption, The following day Sudanese performers dance to welcome a conference delegation in Khartoum.
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Image caption, On the same day in Morocco a woman strokes a camel on the eve of the Marathon des Sables - which sees competitors run 250km (150 miles) through the Sahara desert in seven days...
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Image caption, On Sunday the race kicks off and runners hit the sand dunes.
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Image caption, On Monday, crowds gather in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to celebrate the swearing-in of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...
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Image caption, Mr Abiy, right, has introduced numerous reforms, and become embroiled in a civil war, since coming to power in 2018...
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Image caption, But there is a jubilant atmosphere amongst those present.
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Image caption, Back to Sudan on Tuesday, and a group of women walk in protest against a peace agreement signed between the government and rebel forces in 2020.
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Image caption, Meanwhile in the South African city of Johannesburg, a woman poses for a picture at an LGBTQ event - the Feather Awards nominee announcements.
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Image caption, Over in London on Wednesday, actor Idris Elba and his Somali-Canadian model wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba attend The Harder They Fall film world premier.
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Image caption, Back in Morocco this man is still running the Marathon des Sables - he's on day four of the race.
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Image caption, On the same day a fruit seller walks past a street art mural in Johannesburg...
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Image caption, In the same city on Thursday protestors take to the streets over South Africa's economic policies.
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Image caption, Meanwhile Tanzania-born author Abdulrazak Gurnah's books are on display in Stockholm, after winning the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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