Fish, feasts and fast cars: Africa's top shots

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

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On Wednesday, Sufi Muslims in Cairo prepare to perform their famous "whirling" dance, where a series of turns is said to lift them to a spiritually heightened state.

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Elsewhere in Egypt’s capital city, Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan break their fast with an enormous "iftar" street party.

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This joyful duo are captured enjoying iftar on Friday - this time in a Somali refugee camp.

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Thousands of miles away at the prestigious Art Basel fair in Hong Kong, paintings by Nigerian artist Babajide Olatunji catch a visitor’s eye

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Cameroonian singer-songwriter Irma Pany poses for a portrait of her own on Wednesday.

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While a different type of artists command attention on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana.

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Colourful characters are also snapped in Nairobi, Kenya, where city-dwellers celebrate the Hindu festival, Holi.

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The East African nation also hosts a World Rally Championship on Wednesday, in the south-western town of Naivasha.

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South Africa play an international friendly match Algeria on Tuesday - and mark one of three goals with a sleepy celebration.

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Also motionless are these unlucky fish, who wind up in a Zimbabwean trader's net on Sunday.

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