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Africa’s Top Shots: Painted Horses And Ancient Goddesses

Africa’s week in pictures: 14-20 February 2020

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

In northern Ethiopia’s Mekelle city on Wednesday, a man rides a horse painted in the colours of the Tigray region’s flag to mark the 45th anniversary of the launch of armed resistance against the-then Marxist regime… (GETTY IMAGES)

 

In Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday, children dressed in military fatigues stand to attention to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the uprising that led to the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. (AFP)

 

Nigerian music star Burna Boy is all smiles as he arrives for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on Tuesday. He performed with British rapper Stormzy. (AFP)

 

In Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Friday, this woman gets her make-up done during the Valentine Street Family Bash… (AFP)

 

And this woman, dressed in a Xhosa-inspired outfit, celebrated Valentine’s Day by getting married on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned. (AFP)

 

Images from AFP, EPA, Getty and Reuters

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