Africa’s week in pictures: 9-15 October 2020

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BY BBCAFRICA

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

Two young women pose for a portrait, dressed in robes after collecting their Bachelor degrees in Conakry on October 12, 2020.
image captionOn Monday graduates collect their bachelor degrees in Guinea’s capital, Conakry…
A man sits in front of campaign posters of President Alpha Conde in Conakry, on October 13, 2020.
image caption… Posters are all over the city reminding people of the presidential election on Sunday in which Alpha Condé will be running for a third term…
A supporter holds up a painting of main opposition candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo in Conakry on October 14, 2020.
image caption… Cellou Dalein Diallo is running against Mr Condé and his supporters, like this one carrying a painting of him, are drumming up support.
A demonstrator stands atop a vehicle and shouts slogans as others carry banners while blocking a road leading to the airport, during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 12, 2020.
image captionOn Monday a protesters stands on the roof of a car and demands action against police brutality in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos…
A demonstrator in underwear carries a hairdryer and a megaphone during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria October 14, 2020.
image caption… two days later another protester finds a more creative approach to catching the world’s attention.
Rickshaw taxis drive past the Salaam Somali Bank in Wadajir district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 14, 2020.
image captionYou wait ages for one rickshaw and then five turn up at once in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.
Volunteers prepare food parcels before a distribution leaded by the international NGO Gift to the Givers, in Johannesburg CBD, on October 14, 2020.
image captionOn Wednesday volunteers in Johannesburg, South Africa, prepare food parcels for people struggling after lockdown.
A schoolgirl wears a face mask as she reads a book inside a classroom at the Olympic Primary School during the partial reopening of schools, after the government scrapped plans to cancel the academic year due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya October 12, 2020.
image captionOn Monday children in Kenya returned to their schools for the first time since they were closed in March to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
A family hold hands as they collect themselves in prayer while taking part in a special mass prayer meeting in Senekal, on October 14, 2020.
image captionElsewhere in South Africa on the same day, people hold hands to pray in the town of Senekal that is the centre of tensions over attacks on white farmers.
French President Emmanuel Macron (R) stands next to French aid worker Sophie Petronin (C) who is welcomed by her family after suspected jihadist hostage-takers freed the 75-year-old from nearly four years of captivity in Mali upon her arrival at the Villacoublay military airport near Paris on October 9, 2020.
image captionOn Friday the French President Emmanuel Macron looks on as the 75-year-old French aid worker Sophie Petronin hugs her family after being released by kidnappers who had taken her hostage in Mali in 2016.
UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) detonate an explosive device, uncovered from areas south of the capital, in the Libyan capital Tripoli on October 12, 2020.
image captionOn Monday, the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord detonate mines which had been found near the capital Tripoli.