Africa’s week in pictures: 31 May – 6 June 2019

Africa’s week in pictures: 31 May – 6 June 2019

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

Model Alek Wek arrives at the 2019 CFDA fashion awards in New York City on 3 June.Image copyright
AFP

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South Sudanese-born model Alek Wek takes to the red carpet – or pink in this case – at the CFDA fashion awards in New York on Monday.

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Mamello Makhabane of South Africa poses for a portrait during the official FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 portrait session in France on 5 June 2019.Image copyright
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On Wednesday, South African footballer Mamello Makhabane smiles for the cameras ahead of the Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.

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A child is seen among Muslim faithfuls on 5 June attending the morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr, which mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the California grounds in Nairobi.Image copyright
Reuters

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On the same day, this girl attends morning prayers in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan..

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Kenyan Muslim worshippers attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on 4 June at the Jamia Mosque in Nairobi, Kenya.Image copyright
AFP

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Also in Nairobi, this boy is seen deep in prayer during Eid al-Fitr, as the festival is known…

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Muslim worshipers attend prayer at the Uganda National Mosque in Kampala, Uganda, on 4 June.Image copyright
AFP

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The timing of Eid al-Fitr varies from country to country – these Ugandan Muslims are pictured marking the holiday on Tuesday.

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Egyptians cook food during the pre-dawn "suhur" meal before a new day of fasting begins, early on 31 May, near a food cart labelled "Liver Fuul", a play on Arabic name for fava beans and English football club Liverpool FC, in the Ain Shams suburb of Cairo. Egyptian football fans readied to cheer on national hero Mohamed Salah in Sunday's Champions League clash and tuck into food from a cart whose owner vows they'll "never eat alone". A tribute to the Reds, the "Liverfuul" cart serves up hot dishes of "fuul" (fava beans) in Ain Shams, a working-class suburb of Cairo.Image copyright
AFP

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“You’ll never eat alone,” quips the message on this food cart in Cairo on Friday ahead of the Uefa Champions League final. Egyptian footballer Mo Salah is the star player of winning side Liverpool, which has been changed here to “Liver Fuul” in a play on Sudan’s classic bean dish “fuul”.

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A Bangladesh fan poses for a photo during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between South Africa and Bangladesh on 2 June at The Oval in London.Image copyright
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South Africa lose to Bangladesh on Sunday in what pundits have called the biggest upset of the Cricket World Cup so far – much to the delight of this man and other Bangladesh fans.

Jordy Smith of South Africa advances to the quarter finals of the 2019 Margaret River Pro after winning Heat 4 of Round 4 at Main Break on 2 June in Margaret River, Western Australia.Image copyright
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On the same day in Australia, South African surfer Jordy Smith advances to the quarter-finals of the Margaret River Pro competition.

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Pallbearers carry the casket with the remains of Etienne Tshisekedi, former Congolese opposition figurehead who died in Belgium two years ago, at a mourning ceremony at the Martyrs of Pentecost Stadium in Kinshasa on 31 May.Image copyright
Reuters

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Two years after his death in Belgium, the casket of veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in displayed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday…

Supporters of late former DR Congo Prime Minister and opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, react as his casket passes in Kinshasa ahead of his burial on 1 June.Image copyright
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Thousands of his supporters lined the streets as his casket passed through the capital, Kinshasa, ahead of his burial on 1 June.

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An artwork on display during the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) in Zimbabwe, shown on 2 June.Image copyright
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On Sunday, artists gathered to display their work at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe…

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An artwork on display during the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) in Zimbabwe, shown on 2 June. HIFA is a 6-day annual festival of theatre, dance, music, circus, street performance, fashion and visual arts.Image copyright
EPA

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The six-day festival brings together visual arts, theatre, dance, music, circus and street performance.

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A woman applies eyebrow pencil at a beauty salon in Abidjan in Ivory Coast on 5 June.Image copyright
EPA

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On Wednesday, this woman concentrates as she applies eyebrow pencil at a beauty salon in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan.

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The sun rises in Egypt's capital, Cairo, Egypt, on 1 June.Image copyright
Reuters

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And this striking sunrise is captured in Cairo on Saturday.

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Pictures from Reuters, AFP, Getty Images and EPA.

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