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Africa’s year in pictures 2020

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this year:

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Samburu men attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts flying over a grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya - 17 January 2020

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A man in Ethiopia's Mekelle city rides a horse painted in the colours of the Tigray regional flag - 19 February 2020

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Gonzaga Yiga, a 49-year-old community chairperson, appeals to residents - Tuesday 24 March 2020

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A child has her hair threaded in a salon in Kenya's capital, Nairobi - 29 April 2020

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Children in face masks crouch in white circles put at bus stations to ensure social distancing in Kigali, Rwanda -4 May 2020

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An aerial view of a mass gathering of Malians at Independence Square in Bamako -5 June 2020

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A young sheep farmer drags one of his sheep toward the sea in order to clean it in Dakar, Senegal - 28 July 2020

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Tanzanian small-scale miner Saniniu Kuryan Laizer poses with two of the biggest of the country's precious gemstones, Tanzanite, as a millionaire during the ceremony for his historical discovery in Manyara, northern Tanzania 24 June, 2020.

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A gorilla from the Nyakamwe family holds her newly born twin babies at the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo in this picture released on 22 September 2020

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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 - 12 October 2020

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Ethiopian refugees who fled the Ethiopia's Tigray conflict watch the sunset on a hill at the Um Raquba refugee camp in Sudan's eastern Gedaref state - 12 December 2020

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A wedding group seen by the beach in Durban, South Africa - 9 December 2020

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