Africa's week in pictures: 7-13 January 2022

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

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A camel rider pushes his camel with a stick in the annual race of Wadi Zalaga in the centre of the South of Sinai, Egypt (10 January)
A young boy gees up his camel in the annual Wadi Zalaga race in South Sinai in Egypt on Monday...
A kid, camel rider, smiles while his camel scratches his back in the sand after the Wadi Zalaga annual camel race.
The event sees two Bedouin groups getting their children to compete with their finest camels. After his exertions, this camel takes a good stretch in the sand.
Voodoo follower leaves a hut after completing a Voodoo ritual during the Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin, on January 10, 2022.
In Benin, the annual Voodoo Festival is held on Monday - a woman leaves a hut on the beach in Ouidah city, regarded as the birthplace of voodoo...
A Voodoo follower is seen during the Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin, on January 10, 2022.
While this man displays fetishes that are said to have supernatural powers...
A Voodoo follower holds a fetish during the Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin, on January 10, 2022
Many rituals involve prayers, libations and sacrifices.
People exercise during an aerobics session in Abuja, Nigeria January 13, 2022
Thursday sees Nigerians up early for an aerobics session in the capital, Abuja.
Supporters of King Khoisan South Africa burn incense and chant slogans outside the Pretoria Magistrates Court while waiting for his release from police custody following his arrest for planting marijuana at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on January 13, 2022.
On the same day, in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, members of the Khoisan community burn incense outside a magistrate's court as they wait for the release of their leader...
King Khoisan covered in cannabis being dragged away
He was arrested the previous day for growing cannabis at the Union Buildings, the seat of government.
Olembe Stadium, Yaounde, Cameroon - January 8, 2022 General view of the sun set outside the Olembe stadium ahead of the match
The sun is seen setting on Saturday near the main stadium in Cameroon's capital Yaoundé, a day before the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off...
Cameroon fans during Cameroon against Burkina Faso, African Cup of Nations, at Paul Biya Stadium - Sunday January 2022
The opening match sees hosts Cameroon - the Indomitable Lions...
Fans during Cameroon against Burkina Faso, African Cup of Nations, at Paul Biya Stadium on January 9, 2022
Take on Burkina Faso, the Stallions...
Fans during Cameroon against Burkina Faso, African Cup of Nations, at Paul Biya Stadium on January 9, 2022
This Burkinabé fan remains upbeat despite his team losing 2-1...
A Nigeria nsupporter cheers before the Group D Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Nigeria and Egypt at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua on January 11, 2022
It is all smiles for this Nigerian fan who is on the winning side on Tuesday as the Super Eagles beat the Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0...
A Gambian supporter reacts during the Group F Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 football match between Mauritania and Gambia at Limbe Omnisport Stadium in Limbe on January 12, 2022
And Gambian fans also have reason to celebrate on Wednesday, beating Mauritania by the same score.
Students of Kakungulu Memorial Secondary school attend a class, after schools reopened following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) induced shutdown, in Kibuli suburb of Kampala, Uganda, January 10, 2022
For these students in a suburb of Uganda's capital Kampala, it is back-to-school on Monday following an almost two-year-long shutdown because of the Covid pandemic...
Students play outside a classroom at the Mbale Primary School, after schools reopened following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) induced shutdown in Mbale, Uganda, January 10, 2022.
In the south-eastern city of Mbale, pupils enjoy being back in the school playground.
Gilbert Chihoro (C) walks through a water logged maize crop due to heavy rains at Devonia Farm outside Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, 12 January 2022. Many farmers have had mostly their maize and sugar beans crops destroyed by daily heavy rain
And in Zimbabwe heavy rains are causing havoc for farmers. On Wednesday, this man walks through a water-logged maize crop outside the north-westerns town of Chinhoyi.

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