A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

Image source, ReutersImage caption, A two-month-old African lion cub called Simba is caressed at an animal reserve in Spain on Friday.Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, On the same day in Kenya, these flamingos are seen wading through water at the Amboseli National Park in Nairobi.Image source, AFPImage caption, On Saturday in Nigeria a young boy holds a statue during a traditional ceremony in Abomey-Calavi.Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, On the same day in Lagos these models are walking down the runway during the city's fashion week.Image source, AFPImage caption, More glitz and glam in Tunisia on Saturday, as actor Fethi Haddaoui poses for a picture at the opening ceremony of the Carthage film festival in Tunis.Image source, AFPImage caption, There were fewer smiles at the Kenya versus Uganda women's rugby match in Nairobi on Sunday as one player fights her way through a tackle.Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, A sky diver floats at the summit of a pyramid at the international Jump Like A Pharaoh event in Giza on Monday.Image source, AFPImage caption, Over in South Africa on the same day, protestors are on the streets of Johannesburg demanding better housing.Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, On Tuesday Malian musician Abou Diarra performs on stage at the Rockefeller Music Hall for the opening ceremony of the Oslo World Festival in Norway.Image source, AFPImage caption, In Ethiopia on Wednesday a war veteran holds a candle at a memorial service for victims of the Tigray conflict.Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, On the same day the South African winner of the 2021 Booker Prize attends the ceremony in London.Image source, EPAImage caption, Photos are released of a South African child skull dating back 250,000 years on Thursday.

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