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Africa's week in pictures: 8 - 14 January 2021

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

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image captionOn Tuesday in northern Algeria, Berber women celebrate Yennayer, the Amazigh New Year. Part of the festivities involves appealing to the spirits for goodwill and abundance.
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image captionOn Friday, family members celebrate the release of 23 soldiers who had been accused of being behind the assassination of DR Congo's former president Laurent Kabila two decades ago.
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image captionA camel grazes at dusk in eastern Sudan, close to Ethiopian refugee camps, on Friday.
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image captionA Russian-made helicopter flies close to the Central African Republic's capital city on Sunday, near where rebel attacks have been carried out. Russia's military involvement dates back several years, as does a lucrative mining exploration deal.
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image captionOn the same day, a competitor hoping to raise awareness by wearing a coronavirus costume is among thousands to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa.
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image captionUgandans are being warned not to eat dead fish washed ashore from Lake Victoria. Officials are still investigating, but say Nile perch are the only affected species and the deaths may be caused by a drop in oxygen levels.
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image captionA man walks past a mural of a voter on Wednesday, one day before Uganda's general election.
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image captionYoung people take part in equine therapy sessions in Egypt's capital, Cairo, on Saturday.
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image captionCoronavirus restrictions on large gatherings mean far fewer tourists and devotees attend Benin's annual Vodun festival than usual on Sunday.
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image captionAnd on Tuesday, a boy takes empty water bottles to be refilled at a mosque in Senegal's capital Dakar.

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