A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.
image source, Reutersimage captionWhirling dervishes perform in Egypt's capital city Cairo on Saturday…image source, Reutersimage captionThe Sufi dance they are performing is called El Tanoura.image source, AFPimage captionOn the same day in the Netherlands, the Nelson Mandela memorial is unveiled in Amsterdam's Nelson Mandela Park. The monument features seven individual portraits with a quote from South Africa's late president.image source, EPAimage captionThis work, called Family portrait, by Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami is seen at the Hayward Gallery in London, United Kingdom, on Tuesday.image source, EPAimage captionOn the same day in Tunisia, a craftsman makes a wicker table at a workshop in Tunisia's capital, Tunis.image source, EPAimage captionVendors in Lagos sell football mechandise to fans as Nigeria host Liberia in a Fifa World Cup 2022 qualifying match, which Nigeria go on to win 2-0.image source, EPAimage captionOn Wednesday in Egypt, Umm Sameh and the Mazaher ensemble perform the healing Zar dance and drumming rite.image source, EPAimage captionCameroonian musician Richard Bona performs to fans in Poland, at the Szczecin Music Fest on Saturday.image source, EPAimage captionSenegalese-born TikTokker Khaby Lame, who currently has the second-biggest following of any account on the social media platform, has fun on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.image source, AFPimage captionWorld number seven Ritah Asiimwe of Uganda prepares to serve during her badminton women's singles match at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Friday.image source, Reutersimage captionThe next day at the games, Morocco's Rajae Akermach takes on Amy Truesdale of Great Britain in the women's Women K44 +58kg Taekwondo quarter-final…image source, Reutersimage captionFellow Moroccan El Amin Chentouf competes in the men's T12 marathon on the same day…image source, EPAimage captionAnd on Wednesday at the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League in Switzerland, Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba celebrates victory in the women's 5,000m race.image source, AFPimage captionBongokuhle Hlongwane (C) scores for South Africa on Tuesday, earning them a 1-0 victory over Ghana in the Fifa Football World Cup 2022 qualifiers.image source, Reutersimage captionAt a rhino sanctuary in South Africa on Monday, two veterinarians wrestle a tranquilised rhino to the ground before dehorning it – in the hope of deterring would-be ivory poachers.image source, EPAimage captionAnd on Wednesday in Johannesburg, parrots at a rehabilitation centre are shown affection by their keeper.image source, EPAimage captionKenya hosts the International Defensive Pistol Association's Africa championships on Saturday – the first time it is held outside South Africa.image source, Reutersimage captionOn Wednesday, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attends a panel discussion alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Dusseldorf.image source, Reutersimage captionPrisoners who campaigned against Guinean President Alpha Condé's controversial third term in office rejoice as they are freed on Tuesday…image source, EPAimage captionA grainy photo released by the military on Sunday shows the president in their custody, the same day they announced they were seizing power.image source, EPAimage captionThe coup and military junta have been condemned by Guinea's neighbours and the African Union. But many Guineans say they are relieved that Mr Condé has been ousted after 10 years, and some posed for photos with soldiers as they celebrated.image source, Reutersimage captionOn Sunday a street vendor pours out liquorice juice in Cairo, Egypt.image source, EPAimage captionAnd on Wednesday in Tunisia a woman prepares harissa. The famed North African chilli paste is said to originate in the country, which is seeking Unesco's "intangible cultural heritage" status for the condiment.
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