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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

June 25, 2021 GMT
Lava flows from the erupting crater of Mt. Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, framing the church of S. Maria della Provvidenza, in Zafferana Etnea, near Catania, in southern Italian island of Sicily, early Thursday, June 24, 2021. Since Feb. 16, 2021, Mt. Etna has begun a series of spectacular eruptive episodes. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)
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Lava flows from the erupting crater of Mt. Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, framing the church of S. Maria della Provvidenza, in Zafferana Etnea, near Catania, in southern Italian island of Sicily, early Thursday, June 24, 2021. Since Feb. 16, 2021, Mt. Etna has begun a series of spectacular eruptive episodes. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)
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Lava flows from the erupting crater of Mt. Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, framing the church of S. Maria della Provvidenza, in Zafferana Etnea, near Catania, in southern Italian island of Sicily, early Thursday, June 24, 2021. Since Feb. 16, 2021, Mt. Etna has begun a series of spectacular eruptive episodes. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)

JUNE 18-24, 2021

From an erupting crater of Mount Etna to Ethiopia’s general election, Pope Francis meeting Spider-Man, an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian festival and the Euro 2020 soccer tournament, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa.

The selection was curated by AP International Editor Fabio Polimeni in Rome.

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