Flames, chains and grains: Africa's top shots

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

A man arrives at the Grand Mosque for Friday prayers in Nouakchott on June 28, 2024.

On the eve of Mauritania's presidential election, a man arrives at the Grand Mosque in Nouakchott for Friday prayers...

 Supporters of the President of Mauritania and leader of the Union for the Republic, Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani celebrate in Nouakchott on July 01, 2024. Mauritania's incumbent President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani has comfortably won re-election, receiving 56.12 percent of votes in the first round of the presidential poll, the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) said Monday. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP) (Photo by JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images)

Days later supporters of the incumbent president celebrate his re-election. The runner-up, an anti-slavery campaigner, alleges that the vote was stolen.

 Nigerian artist Ayra Starr (C) performs on the Pyramid Stage during day four of Glastonbury Festival 2024 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2024 in Glastonbury, England.

On Saturday, Ayra Starr becomes the first Afrobeats artist to perform on the Pyramid stage at the UK's Glastonbury Festival...

Followed the next day by fellow Nigerian star Burna Boy.

Tyla on the red carpet on 30 June.

Also on Sunday, South African singer Tyla appears at the BET awards in the US and takes home two trophies - for best Best New Artist and Best International Act.

Angola's Silvio De Sousa and Spain's Willy Hernangomez vye for the ball during an Olympic basketball qualifier on Wednesday.

Angola's Silvio de Sousa and Spain's Willy Hernangomez vie for the ball during an Olympic basketball qualifier on Wednesday.

Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay on the podium.

Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay takes in the moment after winning the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday. He becomes the first black African competitor to win one of the 21 stages in this yearly feat of endurance.

Fishermen bring their canoe in from the sea.

Fishermen bring their catch to shore in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Saturday.

 Georgia Oboh of Nigeria lines up a putt on the fifth green during the final round of the Dow Championship at Midland Country Club on 30 June in Midland, Michigan.

The next day, Nigerian golfer Georgia Oboh lines up her putt at the Dow Championship in the US.

 A protester with both hands tied with a chain takes part in an anti-government protest on 2 July.

Protests continue in Kenya on Tuesday even though an unpopular draft law to raise tax is dropped...

A Kenyan policeman gestures at a protestor wearing a mask in Nairobi, Kenya, on 2 July.

Young people have been at the forefront of these demonstrations in cities and towns across the country.

And on Friday in the Tunisian town of Nabeul, a woman spreads couscous out to dry in the sun.

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