Africa’s week in pictures: 19-25 April 2019





A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week:

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Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christian children react to holy water being sprayed on them by a priest on Palm Sunday.

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And in Kenya, members of the Legio Maria of African Church Mission gather for Easter celebrations in Kibera slum in Nairobi.

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And it’s a different celebration in Nigeria as South African and Nigerian artists turn it up for the Gidi Culture Festival in Lagos on Saturday.

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Eyptian electoral workers quietly count ballots at the end of the final day of a referendum on constitutional amendments, in Cairo, Egypt on Monday.

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A nurse collects medical supplies delivered by Zipline drones at the New Tafo Government Hospital in eastern Ghana on Tuesday.

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A woman runs across a burning pit of coals as part of a ritual during the Hindu Thimithi’ festival in Durban, South Africa on Friday 19 April.

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And in Libya, children have fun near the port of Tripoli on Monday.

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Sudanese demonstrators ride atop a train from Atbara, the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudanese former President Omar al-Bashir, as they approach the military headquarters in Khartoum on Tuesday.

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On that same day, over at the military headquarters, one demonstrator helps paint another’s face.

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In Senegal, young Christian men take to the floor to demonstrate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Dakar on Good Friday.

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South African police officers fire rubber bullet as they chase protesters in the streets of Johannesburg on Tuesday.

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A female protester covers her face with the Algerian flag in Algiers during a demonstration against the government on Friday.

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