AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

The Associated Press Nov.

26, 2021Updated: Nov.

26, 2021 3:47 a.m.

1of21A girl rides on a merry-go-round on the first day of the Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov.

22, 2021. Despite the pandemic inconveniences, stall owners selling ornaments, roasted chestnuts and other holiday-themed items in Frankfurt and other European cities are relieved to be open at all for their first Christmas market in two years, especially with new restrictions taking effect in Germany, Austria and other countries as COVID-19 infections hit record highs.Michael Probst/AP
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2of21German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, receives a bouquet from Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf, Scholz, left, prior to the cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov.

24, 2021. Merkel was given flowers as this was probably her last cabinet session as German Chancellor as negotiations are going on to form a new government after elections were held in September.Markus Schreiber/AP3of21
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4of21A man lowers into a grave a tiny white casket of an unborn Iraqi boy, in Bohoniki, Poland, on Tuesday Nov.

23, 2021.Czarek Sokolowski/AP
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5of21French urban climber Alain Robert climbs up the Skyper high-rise building in central Frankfurt, Germany, as a man watches from his office, Tuesday, Nov.

23, 2021.Michael Probst/AP6of21
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7of21Miss Universe contestant Carmina Olimpia Cotfas of Romania poses dressed in the national costume for Miss Universe Romania 2021, created by Israeli designer Aviad Arik Herman, in the hallway of the Romanian Atheneum, the reputed 19th century built concert hall, in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov.

22, 2021. The 70th Miss Universe pageant is being staged in the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat on December 12.Andreea Alexandru/AP
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8of21Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall arrives to greet Secretary of State Antony Blinken before he meets with Senegalese President Macky Sall at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, Saturday, Nov.

20, 2021. Blinken is on a five day trip to Kenya, Nigeria, and Senegal.Andrew Harnik/AP9of21
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10of21A view of a newly built camp for migrants which has been inaugurated by European Union and International Organization for Migration officials along with Bosnian authorities near Bihac, northwestern Bosnia, Friday, Nov.

19, 2021. Thousands of people fleeing war and poverty remain stuck in Bosnia waiting for a chance to move toward European Union nations, most migrants flocking to the northwestern corner, which is bordering European Union member state Croatia.AP
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11of21Border Communities Against Brexit stage a protest at Carrickcarnon, Ireland, Saturday, Saturday, Nov.

20, 2021. Five demonstrations were held in various locations on the border Saturday oppose a threat by the British Government to trigger Article 16.

Another week of Brexit negotiations still left the European Union awaiting a firm counterproposal from the United Kingdom on Friday to ease a standoff over how to deal with the country’s departure from the bloc. Both sides are fighting over differences in how to regulate trade in Northern Ireland.Peter Morrison/AP12of21
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13of21A vendor speaks on the phone at a Christmas market in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Nov.

20, 2021. The Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown that will start Monday and comes as average daily deaths have tripled in recent weeks and hospitals in heavily hit states have warned that intensive care units are reaching capacity.Vadim Ghirda/AP
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14of21Alexander Zverev of Germany plays with his dogs after winning the singles final tennis match of the ATP World Tour Finals, at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Nov.

21, 2021. Zverev defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-4/6-4.Luca Bruno/AP15of21
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16of21Atletico Madrid’s Felipe celebrates his goal against Osasuna during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Osasuna at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov.

20, 2021.Manu Fernandez/AP
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17of21Afghans arrive at the airport of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, Monday, Nov.

22, 2021. The 118 Afghans, who flew from Kabul through Tbilisi, Georgia, are civil servants and private sector executives. They will stay in Greece temporarily before flying on to the U.S.Giannis Papanikos/AP18of21
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19of21People search for bodies at the scene of a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Nov.

25, 2021. Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia’s capital during the morning rush hour.Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP
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20of21A man protest against the visit of Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz to Morocco in Rabat, Wednesday, Nov.

24, 2021. Israel and Morocco signed a landmark agreement Wednesday that lays the foundation for security cooperation, intelligence sharing, and future arms sales.Mosa’ab Elshamy/AP21of21


19-25, 2021 From German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s final cabinet meeting and a new migrant camp in Bosnia to a French urban climber scaling a Frankfurt high-rise and a bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. The selection was curated by Madrid-based photographer Bernat Armangue.

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