Africa’s week in pictures: 10


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

Vets and park rangers remove a poacher's snare from the hand of a baby Gorilla in Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Vets and park rangers remove a poacher’s snare from the hand of a baby Gorilla in Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A handprint on Munjiriri cave, part of a Maasai initiation ritual, is seen on Wednesday in Kenya.
A handprint on Munjiriri cave, part of a Maasai initiation ritual, is seen on Wednesday in Kenya.
A headless bust of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes looks out over Cape Town on Wednesday after it was decapitated. Monuments glorifying him have been defaced across South Africa where activists have long called for them to be removed and for institutions, in particular universities, to be "decolonised".
A headless bust of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes looks out over Cape Town on Wednesday after it was decapitated. Monuments glorifying him have been defaced across South Africa where activists have long called for them to be removed and for institutions, in particular universities, to be “decolonised”.
Also in Cape Town, visitors to the seaside brace themselves as they are drenched by spray on Monday.
Also in Cape Town, visitors to the seaside brace themselves as they are drenched by spray on Monday.
Clothes and fabrics line the wall of a shop in Liberia's capital Monrovia on Monday as lockdown restrictions are eased and businesses reopen.
Clothes and fabrics line the wall of a shop in Liberia’s capital Monrovia on Monday as lockdown restrictions are eased and businesses reopen.
Rosewood is piled up by a river near Kamakwie in Sierra Leone on Sunday. Demand for the precious timber in China has fuelled illegal logging here and in other parts of West Africa in recent years.
Rosewood is piled up by a river near Kamakwie in Sierra Leone on Sunday. Demand for the precious timber in China has fuelled illegal logging here and in other parts of West Africa in recent years.
Emna Charqui waters plants on a balcony in Tunis on Wednesday. The 27-year-old has been sentenced to six months in prison, after sharing a satirical Facebook post about hand-washing that imitated Koranic verse.
Emna Charqui waters plants on a balcony in Tunis on Wednesday. The 27-year-old has been sentenced to six months in prison, after sharing a satirical Facebook post about hand-washing that imitated Koranic verse.
People gather at a mosque in Bamako on Sunday where influential Imam and Malian opposition figure Mahmoud Dicko led prayers in memory of those who died in two days of clashes with security forces.
People gather at a mosque in Bamako on Sunday where influential Imam and Malian opposition figure Mahmoud Dicko led prayers in memory of those who died in two days of clashes with security forces.
On Wednesday a woman walks past a mural reminding residents of Nairobi to maintain social distancing.
On Wednesday a woman walks past a mural reminding residents of Nairobi to maintain social distancing.
Also in Nairobi, on Monday a lone passenger sits on board an SGR train that links the capital with the second-biggest city of Mombasa.
Also in Nairobi, on Monday a lone passenger sits on board an SGR train that links the capital with the second-biggest city of Mombasa.

Pictures from AFP, Getty Images, EPA and Reuters.



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