Africa’s week in pictures: 23-29 April 2021

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

A woman wearing a palm headdress smiles.

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians in Israel celebrate on Palm Sunday…

Clergymen dressed in white and carrying gold crosses handle palm reeds ahead of the Church service.

The holy day marks the biblical account of the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem…

Women dressed in white robes enter the Church.

Worshippers end their procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City.

A full moon appears orange in the night sky.

The next day a supermoon – so-called because its closeness to Earth makes it look larger and brighter than usual – looms in the sky over Johannesburg in South Africa.

Sugared treats are seen close-up with buyers and vendors in the background.

Egyptian sweets usually served during Ramadan are sold at a stall in the West Bank.

Female prisoners dance at the launch.

On Monday thousands of inmates in overcrowded prisons in Burundi are given presidential pardons.

Army soldiers patrol a walkway next to a girl wearing a mask against Covid-19.

On Saturday soldiers patrol Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo, where a weekend lockdown was announced to curb the spread of coronavirus.

A rally car splashes water as it drives over a stream.

Rally drivers tackle a stream at the African Rally Championship in Nakuru, Kenya, on the same day.

A man holds a memorial book in his hands at the funeral.

And on Friday thousands attend the state funeral for Chad’s late President Idriss Déby who was killed on the battlefield days before.

All pictures subject to copyright.

Source: Yahoo News

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