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Amazigh women and girls wear traditional clothes to present food during celebrations on the eve of the 2973th Amazigh New Year, near the parliament in Rabat, Morocco, 13 January 2023. After more than eleven years of devoting Berbers as an official language alongside Arabic, voices in Morocco are increasingly calling for a public holiday to celebrate the Berber New Year.The term 'Yennayer' is also the name given to the first month of the Amazigh calendar.

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A man performs during celebrations on the eve of the 2973th Amazigh New Year, near the parliament in Rabat, Morocco, 13 January 2023. After more than eleven years of devoting Berbers as an official language alongside Arabic, voices in Morocco are increasingly calling for a public holiday to celebrate the Berber New Year.The term 'Yennayer' is also the name given to the first month of the Amazigh calendar.

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People wearing traditional dresses gather to celebrate the new year 2973 on the Berber calendar, which has been in use for many centuries in Ammal district of the city Bumerdas, Algeria on January 12, 2023. The Berber (Amazigh) New Year begins on January 12th, and the community celebrates with feasts with traditional foods and dances performed in traditional garb. It is a day set aside for the neighborhood to celebrate its diverse creative and cultural traditions

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Horsemen are seen during a parade in Sokode, Togo, on January 14, 2023 during the celebrations for the Gaani Festival. - The seven centuries old traditions of the Gaani Festival, an annual two-days celebrations of joy and victory, are held in Togo, Benin and Nigeria

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Festival goers perform during a parade in Sokode, Togo, on January 14, 2023 during the celebrations for the Gaani Festival. - The seven centuries old traditions of the Gaani Festival, an annual two-days celebrations of joy and victory, are held in Togo, Benin and Nigeria

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A man rides a boat during the celebration of timkat (The Ethiopian Epiphany) on lake Ziway, also known as lake Dembel, Ethiopia, on January 18, 2023

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Orthodox Christians, wearing traditional clothes, celebrate the Feast of Baptism (Epiphany) near the Lake Dambal of Oromia, Ethiopia as they pray and sing hymns as part of celebration on January 18, 2023

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Orthodox Christians, wearing traditional clothes, celebrate the Feast of Baptism (Epiphany) near the Lake Dambal of Oromia, Ethiopia as they pray and sing hymns as part of celebration on January 18, 2023.

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Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers get holy water sprayed on their faces during the celebration of the Ethiopian Epiphany on lake Ziway, also known as lake Dembel, Ethiopia, on January 19, 2023

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A graduating student wears her cap for her child outside the venue during 53rd convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, 18 January 2023. The University of Lagos, one of the first generation universities in Nigeria, celebrates its 60th anniversary with 53rd convocation ceremony graduating two octogenarian students for graduate studies.

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A photographer shows photos on his camera for a graduating student outside the venue during 53rd convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, 18 January 2023. The University of Lagos, one of the first generation universities in Nigeria, celebrates its 60th anniversary with 53rd convocation ceremony graduating two octogenarian students for graduate studies.

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A farmer attempts to scare a flock of red-billed quelea from a rice field on January 15, 2023 in Kisumu, Kenya. Kenyan authorities began aerial spraying of pesticides to control the red-billed quelea bird invasion in the western region of the country.

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A drone flies over a known roost of red-billed quelea to spray them with pesticide on January 15, 2023 in Kisumu, Kenya. Kenyan authorities began aerial spraying of pesticides to control the red-billed quelea bird invasion in the western region of the country. With an estimated adult breeding population of at least 1.5 billion Red-billed quelea are the most numerous bird in the world, and the FAO estimates the global agricultural losses attributable to the quelea are in excess of 50 million USD annually. A flock of two million can devour as much as 20 tons of grain in a single day

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In action on a cricket pitch on Tuesday, Rwandan bowler Zurafat Ishimwe is on the winning side as her team defeats Zimbabwe in the ICC Women's U19 T20 World Cup 2023 to record its first-ever major tournament victory.

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An amputee player goes for an air ball during a training session at Al Mokawloon Al Arab Sporting Club in Egyptian capital Cairo on January 13, 2023. Group of amputee youth train everyday with the aim to build country's first national soccer team

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An interior view of the Zoological Museum where various animal skeletons are on display at the Giza Zoo in Giza, Egypt on January 15, 2023. Controversy rises over the museum's renovation project that is accused of potentially damaging its surroundings. The accusations are denied by The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation

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This picture shows an antique vehicle on display at the Khalifa House ethnographic museum in Omdurman, the twin city of Sudan's capital, on January 18, 2022, restored with funding by the British Council

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