Africa Week in Pictures: June 30

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week:

A model wears silver and batik clothing and a blonde wig.

Durban July attracts fashion lovers on Saturday…

A model poses in an orange suit.

The best dressed contest is held on the sidelines of the annual horse racing event in South Africa.

Boys jump down stairs into the river in Cairo.

It’s time to dive into the Nile as temperatures hit 43 degrees Celsius in Egypt on Wednesday.

Fans sing, shout and dance near the stage.

Fans are thrilled with Ayra Starr on Tuesday…

Ayra Starr reaches out with her arm as she sings with a sincere expression on her face.

The Nigerian singer of Beninese origin performs at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland a few days after the release of a new single.

People hold banners to protest against homophobia in London's Trafalgar Square.

Gay Pride marchers in London show solidarity with LGBT people in Uganda, where a toughened anti-gay law can send landlords to jail if they knowingly rent homes to gay people.

Berihu Aregawi raises his arms and gazes at the sky in admiration.

Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi looks skyward after breaking the 5,000m world record at an IAAF athletics meet in Switzerland on Friday.

Mayar Sherif throws her head back in disappointment.

Mayar Sharif reacts after losing a point to his opponent at Wimbledon in the UK on Monday. The Egyptian was eventually knocked out of the tennis tournament.

Models parade on a catwalk.

Models wear Cameroonian designer Imane Ayissi’s latest collection in Paris on Thursday.

The women cover their faces with sewn-on feathered fans.

Women protect their faces from the sun during the Ojude Oba festival on Friday…

Man and woman stand in rows of color coordinated.

Nigerian officials say thousands are attending this year’s event in Ogun state…

An elder from the Josi family in Ijebu is seen riding a horse.

Horse parades are a traditional part of the event.

A boy stands on an artisanal fisherman's canoe on Port-Bouet beach in Abidjan.

A boy looks out to sea in Ivory Coast, where the government hopes a temporary fishing ban will spur declining fish populations.

A stray cat at a cat shelter run by Khadija Izem in Tamesna, Morocco.

And on Monday, this curious cat keeps watch from a stray animal shelter in Morocco.

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