Africa’s week in pictures: 6 – 12 December 2019

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

A lion cub bares its teeth at the camera from behind the bars on its cage.
On Monday, this lion cub is one of five transported from a private zoo in Ukraine to a rehabilitation centre in South Africa. Image copyright BARCROFT MEDIA
A male and female ballet dancer perform a complex lift on stage.
A man walks past a high wall that has been chiselled away.
A labourer walks past a wall at southern Egypt’s White Mountain limestone quarry on Saturday. Image copyrightAFP

Ruth Akulu (right) and colleagues cut a cake together.
Also on Saturday, university graduates cut a cake together during celebrations in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Image copyright AFP
A man uses coloured paint and chalk on a dark canvas.
On Friday, Eritrean artist Nebay Abraha works on a painting in his studio in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Image copyrightAFP

People stand on their balconies and look out.
Also on Friday, shocked Nairobi residents look at the debris of a six-storey building that collapsed in the early hours of the morning, killing at least 10 people. Image copyright AFP
A blurred figure of a woman is pictured walking past a bright mural.
Heavy rain obscures a window in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Image copyright EPA
Miss Universe 2018 Philippines' Catriona Gray (R) crowns the new Miss Universe 2019 South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi .
South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi is crowned Miss Universe at the pageant in Atlanta, US. “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me was never considered to be beautiful,” she said. Image copyright GETTY IMAGES
People in a forest walk past a large statue hovering overhead.
Bird Man, the artwork of Senegalese artist Soly Cissé, looms over the Banco National Park in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Sunday. The exhibit is part of the first Green Arts Biennale. Image copyright AFP
Horsemen trot through Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.
Horsemen dash through Addis Ababa to greet Ethiopia’s President Abiy Ahmed on Thursday, as the Nobel Prize winner returns from a special ceremony in Norway. Image copyright AFP
Sunset it seen through the trees, by the coast.And the sun sets over Praslin Island in the Seychelles on Friday. Image copyright GETTY IMAGES

Pictures from Getty Images, EPA, Barcroft Media, AFP and Reuters.

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