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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

September 17, 2021 GMT
A girl holds a torch during a procession joined by tens of thousands in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the day before the final mass of International Eucharistic Congress which will be attended by Pope Francis. Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Hungary and Slovakia starting Sunday which will not only test his health but also provide what may be one of the most awkward moments of his papacy, a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the sort of populist, right-wing leader Francis typically scorns. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A girl holds a torch during a procession joined by tens of thousands in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the day before the final mass of International Eucharistic Congress which will be attended by Pope Francis. Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Hungary and Slovakia starting Sunday which will not only test his health but also provide what may be one of the most awkward moments of his papacy, a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the sort of populist, right-wing leader Francis typically scorns. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A girl holds a torch during a procession joined by tens of thousands in Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, the day before the final mass of International Eucharistic Congress which will be attended by Pope Francis. Pope Francis is making his first foreign trip since undergoing intestinal surgery in July, a four-day visit to Hungary and Slovakia starting Sunday which will not only test his health but also provide what may be one of the most awkward moments of his papacy, a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the sort of populist, right-wing leader Francis typically scorns. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

SEPT. 10 – SEPT. 16 2021

From Ronaldo’s return to the Premier League in England and the crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the Formula One Grand Prix in Italy, to the Pope’s visit in Hungary and Slovakia and the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia, 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 Chief Photographer for East Africa Ben Curtis, in Nairobi

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