Africa's week in pictures: 5-11 August 2022




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  • 2022-08-11 23:07:37Z
  • By BBC

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

Man picking of prickly pears from a cactus-looking plant. He is wearing gloves.
Man picking of prickly pears from a cactus-looking plant. He is wearing gloves.  
At the same farm a woman shows off the inside of the fruit.
At the same farm a woman shows off the inside of the fruit.  
A woman wearing a red shawl standing in front of a chequered red and black cloth background.
A woman wearing a red shawl standing in front of a chequered red and black cloth background.  
People packed in a small building against a backdrop of dark and grey skies.
People packed in a small building against a backdrop of dark and grey skies.  
Man coming off a bus with art on it. He is carrying a large box.
Man coming off a bus with art on it. He is carrying a large box.  
Ruth Usoro of Nigeria during the long jump. She has her arms up in the air and is mid-air. Her face is very expressive.
Ruth Usoro of Nigeria during the long jump. She has her arms up in the air and is mid-air. Her face is very expressive.  
Man in African clothes mid-air doing a backflip whilst others look on with Jamaican flags
Man in African clothes mid-air doing a backflip whilst others look on with Jamaican flags  
A field with orange trees. There are hills in the background.
A field with orange trees. There are hills in the background.  
Anthony Blinken and Naledi Pandor giving each other an elbow bump
Anthony Blinken and Naledi Pandor giving each other an elbow bump  
People standing in flood water in front of what looks like market stalls in Dakar
People standing in flood water in front of what looks like market stalls in Dakar  
A man on a motorcycle taxi with a Kenyan flag draped over him.
A man on a motorcycle taxi with a Kenyan flag draped over him.  
Lula Mebrahtu smiling in a beige dress with a yellow background behind her.
Lula Mebrahtu smiling in a beige dress with a yellow background behind her.  

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