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Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 June 2022

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

Serena Williams during her doubles quarter-final match alongside Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, against Japan's Shuko Aoyama and Taiwan's Hao-Ching Chan.
Image caption,Tennis great Serena Williams teams up with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur for the Eastbourne Internationals doubles quarter-final in the UK on Wednesday.
Egypt's team competes in the preliminaries for the women's team technical artistic swimming event during the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships at the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex in Budapest on 19 June.
Image caption,On Sunday, Team Egypt compete in the technical artistic swimming event at the World Aquatics Championships.
A woman takes part in a mass yoga session at the amphitheatre lawns at North Beach.
Image caption,On the same day, hundreds of people join a mass yoga session on the beachfront in Durban, South Africa.
Artist Mohammed Mahmoud (Amedo), 27, tapes markers on his hands at studio in Benghazi.
Image caption,Meanwhile in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, artist Mohammed Mahmoud draws using felt pens attached to his fingers and toes.
Eskander Turki kneeling next to 3D artwork created by street artists 3D Joe & Max on London's Southbank.
Image caption,On Thursday in London, Ethiopian refugee and athlete Eskander Turki kneels next to pavement art depicting his journey to the UK.
A nurse shows her torn shoes as she and other health workers stage a protest at the Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Image caption,Protesting nurses hold up their torn shoes in Zimbabwe on Tuesday, as health workers strike over what they say are poverty wages.
Mona Omar checks waters plants at her flower nursery in the al-Jarif suburb of Sudan's capital Khartoum.
Image caption,Mona Omar waters the wares at her nursery in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday…
A picture shows wasps on a flower at the nursery.
Image caption,.. attracting customers and pollinators alike.
Turtles are seen at Al Bageir Wildlife Park which is home to many animal species such as lions, monkeys, snakes, ostrich in Khartoum, on 17 June 2022.
Image caption,Also in Khartoum days earlier, a handler lines up turtles at al-Bageir Wildlife Park.
A man looks through a view at the Alpha beach, affected by an ocean surge, in Lagos, Nigeria on 21 June.
Image caption,Tidal surges fuelled partly by climate change have destroyed much of Lagos’ Alpha beach, seen here on Tuesday.
Bayern Munich's Senegalese new forward Sadio Mane plays the ball during a press conference.
Image caption,Senegalese striker Sadio Mané poses for the cameras at a press conference on Wednesday after signing for German football club Bayern Munich.
People take part a march to pay tribute to Patrice Lumumba (portrait) before the departure of his last remains to DR Congo in Brussels on 21 June 2022.
Image caption,Members of Brussels’ Congolese community march in tribute to independence hero Patrice Lumumba, whose murder historians say was backed by former colonial power Belgium and the US…
An excerpt from the last letter to his wife written in captivity by slain Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba is seen printed on T-shirts worn by members of the public in Tshumbe, Democratic Republic of Congo, on 22 June, as the airplane carrying Lumumba's family lands.
Image caption,”I know and I feel in my heart that sooner or later my people will be free of all their enemies – both internal and external,” read these T-shirts worn by well-wishers in DR Congo where Lumumba’s only known remains – a tooth – were finally returned by Belgium.

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