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Africa’s Top Shots: Contortionists And Money-Dealers

Africa’s week in pictures: 31 January-6 February 2020

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

Nigerian Oyindamola Kolawole, 26, performs contortion at the Limberness show in the main city Lagos on Saturday… (REUTERS)

 

These two women also display their skills of extreme physical flexibility… (REUTERS)

 

Ifeoma Amazobi, 22, was one of the main organisers of the show, which was aimed at gaining recognition for the art. (REUTERS)

 

In Malawi’s capital Lilongwe on Tuesday, an opposition supporter puts on a show of a different kind after a court annuls President Peter Mutharika’s election victory… (REUTERS)

 

These children are snapped on Tuesday playing football on a sand pitch in Tripoli. (AFP)

 

A dealer counts bundles of cash at an open-air currency exchange bureau in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday. (REUTERS)

 

In South Africa’s capital Pretoria, the National Guard marches ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s arrival on a visit aimed at boosting trade between the two nations. (EPA)

 

And we end with someone reading a Kenyan newspaper article looking back at the presidency of Daniel arap Moi, following his death on Thursday at the age of 95. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

Images from AFP, EPA, PA and Reuters

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