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

Image source, AFPImage caption, A parade in Guinea-Bissau's main stadium is part of the country's independence day celebrations on Tuesday…Image source, AFPImage caption, Members of the country's military band take a break before the main ceremony…Image source, AFPImage caption, And as part of the festivities on the streets of the capital, Bissau, women celebrate the opening of a road named after Senegal's President, Macky Sall.Image source, AFPImage caption, Anti-coup protesters in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, help carry away an injured comrade on Saturday. Later in the week security forces are responsible for the deaths of at least 15 people as protests continue.Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Demonstrators come out in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, on Sunday to complain about President Kais Saied, who they accuse of carrying out a coup in July after he sacked the prime minister and suspended parliament.Image source, AFPImage caption, A member of Uganda's bomb disposal team checks for suspicious packages on a main street in the capital, Kampala, in the wake of Tuesday's suicide bomb attacks in which six people died, including the bombers.Image source, AFPImage caption, A photographer captures a Liberian man just after coming back from a Saturday surf off the coast of the capital, Monrovia.Image source, AFPImage caption, In Guinea-Bissau, 11-year-old Irvem is dressed in his finest clothes on Sunday for his circumcision ceremony, part of the Diola tradition.Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Congolese-born UFC fighter Marc Diakiese gets ready to face Brazilian opponent Rafael Alves in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Alves goes on to win the bout in the first round.Image source, EPAImage caption, Performance artist Jelili Atiku mingles with the public in Nigeria's commercial hub as part of the Lagos Book and Art Festival on Tuesday.Image source, AFPImage caption, On Monday, medics at the airport in the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, screen refugees who are being repatriated from DR Congo.Image source, EPAImage caption, A caretaker cleans up the area in the South African city of Johannesburg on Thursday where two new works by artist Nandipha Mntambo have gone on display.Image source, EPAImage caption, In the build-up to Friday's World Toilet Day, a photographer takes a look inside a toilet in the West Point township in Monrovia, Liberia.Image source, EPAImage caption, Yogis in Johannesburg have a relaxing swing during an aerial yoga class on Friday.Image source, EPAImage caption, Freshly picked olives are displayed in Tebourba, Tunisia on Wednesday as part of the country's olive harvest.

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