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Africa's week in pictures: 25 November – 1 December 2022

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

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Thousands of members of the Nazareth Baptist Church, popularly known as the Shembe Church attend the annual prayer and reconciliation ceremony addressed by one of the largest African church leader's Prophet Mduduzi "uNyazilwezulu" Shembe at the Enyokeni Zulu Royal Palace some 400 kilometres north of Durban, on November 26, 2022.

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Morocco fans cheer before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group F football match between Belgium and Morocco at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha on November 27, 2022.

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A Ghana fan attends the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between South Korea and Ghana at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha, on November 28, 2022.

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A South Korea fan attends the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between South Korea and Ghana at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha, on November 28, 2022.

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Fans in Dakar watch Ecuador v Senegal - Dakar, Senegal - November 29, 2022 Senegal fans celebrate during the match.

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Mostafa Mahmoud, 68 years old, fixes and makes football balls, he has been doing it since 50 years ago, in Cairo, Egypt, November 30, 2022.

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Pope Francis (L, back) watches circus artists from Kenya performing during his weekly general audience in Saint Peter"s Square, Vatican City, 30 November 2022.

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Performers take part in a parade during the Dakar Carnival in Dakar, Senegal on 26 November, 2022. - Each year at the end of November the Dakar Carnival is held in the capital celebrating modern cultural heritage with people coming and parading in their local traditional dress from around Senegal.

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Children sit outside their home in the town of Chefchaouen in northwest Morocco. The town famous for its blue painted buildings was founded as a military outpost in 1471 shortly before the Spanish Reconquista of Granada, and its population grew quickly with Muslim and Jewish immigrants fleeing from Spain.

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A member of the group of balafonists Keybaphone performs during the 9th edition of the festi Balafon in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 25 November 2022. The Festi balafon is a festival that is organized every year in Abidjan to promote the Balafon which is one of the oldest instruments played by Griots, who are West African musicians and storytellers who perform at weddings and other ceremonies. The Balafon consists of a series of wooden bars, or keys, resting on a bamboo frame.

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Liberians perform at an event to officially kick-off 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Todee district, outside Monrovia. Liberia, 25 November 2022. The 16 days Activism violence against women is a yearly campaign that begins on 25 November, and focuses on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs up to International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

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A shopkeeper doles out freshly made harissa.

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The winning photo of the Young Environmental Photographer of the Year category shows lesser flamingoes photographed over Lake Magadi and Lake Natron, Southern Rift Valley in Kenya. The two water bodies were once a single freshwater lake but today the two lakes are highly concentrated salt pans, severely alkaline and toxic to most forms of animal and plant life. The lesser flamingoes are an exception because of their biological makeup, and the birds love to feed on the algae that thrive on the surface.

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Customers shop at Jet Stores during Black Friday sales in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 November 2022. With the country's hard-hit economy, Black Friday sales are seen as a welcoming relief, as many people tend to buy used clothing as a result of less disposable income.

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: A woman has been working at the loom for 45 years on November 28, 2022 in Giza, Egypt. The Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre is one of the most prominent weaving schools in Egypt. The workshop located in Harrania, near the pyramids of Giza, produces some of Egypt's finest carpets and rugs.

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Kenyan-Mexican actor Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2022 Gotham Awards in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, 28 November 2022.

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Several organisations including African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist party (SACP) protest in response to Constitutional Court"s decision to release Janusz Walus on parole, the man who killed Anti-Apartheid struggle leader Chris Hani in 1993, in front of Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility in Pretoria, South Africa November 30, 2022.

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A Congolese resident talks to a policeman as they protest the deployment of a regional force which they see as ineffective in tackling the resurgent rebel group in North Kivu following renewed tensions around Goma in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo December 1, 2022.

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Three stowaway migrants are seen on the rudder blade of petrol vessel Althini II after traveling from Nigeria and before being rescued by Spanish coast guard, in this picture released on the Salvamento Maritimo official Twitter account, at sea near Las Palmas de Gran Canaria port, in the Canary Islands, Spain November 28, 2022.

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Dorcas Mumbi 6, dressed in a bear hat is seen at a banana farm in Kimbimbi village of Kirinyaga county, Kenya November 30, 2022.

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