Africa in Pictures Week: 6-12 May 2022

This week’s best photo picks from across the continent and beyond:

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A performer stands in front of thousands of knitted blankets on the grounds of the Stern City School as part of the Nelson Mandela Day 67 Blankets project in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 11, 2021 in honor of the upcoming Nelson Mandela de la day. The project sees thousands of people take part in blankets woven by 'knitwits' and then given to those who need them during South Africa's cold winter.

Thousands of blankets were woven into the annual giveaway for Nelson Mandela Day in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday.

Clients enjoy their photography moments in one of the many themed rooms at the Dream Box Photography Experience in Johannesburg, South Africa. As the city's first urban interactive and fun photo experience, the lobby features different themes where customers can take pictures; mainly for social media.

In the same city on Friday, customers had fun at the newly opened interactive photo booth.

This photo, taken in Geneva on May 6, shows

The huge white diamond, dubbed “The Boulder”, was mined in South Africa in the early 2000s and sold for $21.9 million (£17.9 million) at a Swiss auction on Wednesday.

Sudanese artist Ghassan paints murals at a school in Omdurman, Sudan.

A day earlier, Sudanese artist Ghasan painted a mural at a school in the city of Omdurman.

Tunisian Rania Mansour, 38, traditionally produces rosewater at his Nabeul studio in southern Tunisia.

Rania Mansour made rosewater the traditional way at her studio in Nabeul, Tunisia, on Saturday.

An Egyptian laborer holds wheat in a field in Qaha, Egypt. The government has set the price of unsubsidized bread amid soaring global wheat prices.

Grain was being harvested in Qaha’s wheat fields on Tuesday as Egyptians relied more on local wheat and cheaper imports from Ukraine were cut.

A farmer picks tea leaves from a tea plantation in Jisakura, southwest Rwanda.

A farmer picks tea in southeastern Rwanda on Friday. The industry grew 7 percent last year, according to government data.

Team Wanty's Eritrean driver Biniam Girmay Hailu celebrates with his fans before the start of the 105th Giro d'Italia 2022 in Visegrad, Hungary.

Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay Hailu greets fans ahead of the Giro d’Italia on Friday.

Prudence Sekgodiso (R) of South Africa and Noelie Yarigo Pace (L) of Benin wait for their time on the digital board after competing in the women's 800m at the Kip Keino Classic as part of the 2022 Intercontinental Tour of World Athletics The game was held at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

Benin (left) Noélie Yarigo Pace and Prudence Sekgodiso wait for their time after Saturday’s Kip Keino Classic 800m event in Kenya. They finished ninth and first respectively.

The work of artist Adelheid von Maltitz is part of

Visitors explore the work of Adelheid von Maltitz at a sculpture park in Johannesburg, South Africa…

A piece of art by artist Daniel Gray is part of Good Neighbors.  Sculpture exhibition at Nirox Sculpture Park in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 7, 2022.  Nirox has partnerships with universities in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Anglia and Botswana.

It also showcases this installation by Daniel Gray and the work of many other artists, all under the theme of “Good Neighbors.”

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