Africa's week in pictures: 29 July - 4 August 2022

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

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On Friday, supporters of the coalition of Senegal's President Macky Sall show their backing for their candidate, Youssoupha Niang, ahead of legislative elections at a rally in the capital, Dakar...
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At the same event this group of women dressed in pink and white sing and dance...
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On the actual day of the elections, Sunday, two men are seen waiting outside a polling station in Ngor, Dakar.
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South Africa's Zodwa Maphangain is in deep concentration in Birmingham, England, during the women's singles table tennis at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday...
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Nigeria's Chioma Onyekwere twirls across the circle at the women's discus final on Tuesday...
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And there are bendy backs during the women's balance beam final on the same day as South Africa's Shante Koti shows her skills.
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The Egyptian Air Force "Silver Stars" aerobatic team put on a colourful display at the Pyramids Air Show on Wednesday...
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On the ground, this group of men are playing the saxophone dressed in ancient Egyptian clothing.
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Heavy rains in the east of Uganda caused rivers to burst their banks and on Monday people are photographed trying to retrieve bodies from a submerged minibus in Namakwekwe...
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Locals on the river bank use ropes to try and pull the vehicle out of the water.
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In Algeria dancers perform at the closing ceremony of the Timgad International Festival in Batna on Monday...
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On Saturday a young girl in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, takes part in weekly training for the Ethiopian Girls Skate group which aims to promote skateboarding among girls from different social groups.
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Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga waits outside Harare Magistrates Court on Thursday amid the decision on whether a case against her involving inciting violence during a public protest can go ahead. She denies wrongdoing.
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Preparing for next week's elections in Kenya, a woman in the capital, Nairobi, searches for her name on the voters' list on Thursday.

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