Africa's week in pictures: 7-13 January 2022

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

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A young boy gees up his camel in the annual Wadi Zalaga race in South Sinai in Egypt on Monday...
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The event sees two Bedouin groups getting their children to compete with their finest camels. After his exertions, this camel takes a good stretch in the sand.
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In Benin, the annual Voodoo Festival is held on Monday - a woman leaves a hut on the beach in Ouidah city, regarded as the birthplace of voodoo...
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While this man displays fetishes that are said to have supernatural powers...
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Many rituals involve prayers, libations and sacrifices.
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Thursday sees Nigerians up early for an aerobics session in the capital, Abuja.
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On the same day, in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, members of the Khoisan community burn incense outside a magistrate's court as they wait for the release of their leader...
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He was arrested the previous day for growing cannabis at the Union Buildings, the seat of government.
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The sun is seen setting on Saturday near the main stadium in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé, a day before the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off...
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The opening match sees hosts Cameroon - the Indomitable Lions...
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Take on Burkina Faso, the Stallions...
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This Burkinabé fan remains upbeat despite his team losing 2-1...
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It is all smiles for this Nigerian fan who is on the winning side on Tuesday as the Super Eagles beat the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0...
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And Gambian fans also have reason to celebrate on Wednesday, beating Mauritania by the same score.
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For these students in a suburb of Uganda's capital Kampala, it is back-to-school on Monday following an almost two-year-long shutdown because of the Covid pandemic...
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In the south-eastern city of Mbale, pupils enjoy being back in the school playground.
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And in Zimbabwe heavy rains are causing havoc for farmers. On Wednesday, this man walks through a water-logged maize crop outside the north-westerns town of Chinhoyi.

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