A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond:
On Monday people in Luxor, Egypt, take part in a spears horse race, which attracts people from around the city and neighbouring areas...
This man is taking part in a different phase of the race.
Man serving two female customers at the market. There is an array of colourful food in front of him, stored in blue tubs.
Thuso Mbedu wearing a sparkly black gown with a red afro cut in a low cut.
Woman wearing a yellow hijab and red outfit waving a yellow scarf in the air. She is next to a man who looks as though he is singing or cheering. The background is pitch black.
Two men wearing black standing in front of a colourful piece of work, which appears to show a figure in black face, with large red lips.
Kamala Ibrahim Ishag wearing a blue headscarf posing for a photo in front of artwork.
A man with his face painted in the colours of the Nigerian flag â green, white and green â staring into the camera. He is shirtless and outside.
Boy in orange shouting from the back of a yellow taxi.
The Countess of Wessex with a sombre expression looking at several photos of victims of the Rwandan genocide mounted on the wall.
There are sports celebrations in Slovakia on Sunday as Reuben Kiprop Keiro from Kenya poses for a photo after winning the 99th Kosice Peace Marathon.
A giraffe standing on dry arid land. There is green shrubbery next to it, but it looks dry and brittle.
A woman, man and baby on a boat. The baby is being held by a man, who appears to be a coast guard worker. It appears to be late at night and very dark.
A man being lifted up and struggling against a group of officers who are man handling him.
Janet Smith, Ndavi Nokeri and Nhlanhla Shezi all smiling and posing for a photo. Janet Smith is holding the book in her hands.
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