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Africa’s week in pictures: 19-25 July 2019

A selection of photos from across Africa and Africans elsewhere this week:

A young woman has make-up applied to her face. Her eyes are closed, and the background is a vivid blue.

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A contestant has her make-up applied backstage at Miss World South Sudan in Juba on Sunday.

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Sudanese activist Eythar Gubara holds her hands up to the eyes of a large, painted face on a wall. Her expression is thoughtful.

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On the same day in neighbouring Sudan, activist Eythar Gubara is pictured in front of a mural of killed protester Mohamed Mattar, whose death sparked the #BlueforSudan awareness campaign on social media.

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People sit and stand by pillars with street art portraits 22 July 2019.

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Portraits of late Nigerian musician Fatai Rolling Dollar (centre) and festival dancers adorn pillars under Lagos’s Obalende bridge, seen on Monday.

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Keziah Jones sings into a microphone. His eyes are closed and he wears a yellow, wide-brimmed hat tipped forward. The background is a vivid purple.

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Also on Monday, Nigerian singer-songwriter Keziah Jones performs on stage at the Blue Balls Festival in Switzerland.

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A woman carries several wooden chairs on her head on a street. She is looking directly at the camera.

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On Friday in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, a woman carries handcrafted chairs to be sold.

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A swimmer in a purple costume is seen underwater. An unusual reflection makes it look like there are two of her.

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South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmarker competes in the World Swimming Championships on Monday.

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A child holds on to the edge of temporary swimming pool in the Manshiyat Naser, a poor area of Egypt's capital city, Cairo.

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As temperatures in Egypt reach higher than 40C, this boy in Cairo cools off in a portable swimming pool on Wednesday.

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Two Netball players stand next to the net, watching the ball go in. They are both reaching upwards and looking intently at the ball.

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Malawi and Uganda compete at the Netball World Cup match in England on Friday. Malawi went on to place sixth overall in the tournament won by New Zealand.

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A Senegal supporter whose face is painted in the colours of the country's flag cheers ahead of the match.

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On the same day, Senegal fans were in high spirits as their team took on Algeria at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt…

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Algeria fans smile and gesture in Bordeaux's Place de la Victoire in Bordeaux. One person holds a flare up, turning the air red.

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But Algeria won the match 1-0, sparking celebrations at home in north Africa and here in the French city of Bordeaux too.

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Pictures from Reuters, EPA, Getty Images, PA, Nur Photo and AFP

Africa’s week in pictures: 19-25 July 2019

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