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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

June 10, 2022 GMT
A pilgrim lights a candle in the sanctuary of the virgin of the Rocío in the village of El Rocío in Almonte, Spain, on Saturday June 4, 2022, during the annual pilgrimage in which hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Virgin del Rocio converge in and around the shrine. After a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, tens of thousands of pilgrims descended on the tiny Spanish village of El Rocío to take part in riotously colorful and ancient festival, la Romería del Rocío, or the Rocío virgin pilgrimage. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)
A pilgrim lights a candle in the sanctuary of the virgin of the Rocío in the village of El Rocío in Almonte, Spain, on Saturday June 4, 2022, during the annual pilgrimage in which hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Virgin del Rocio converge in and around the shrine. After a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, tens of thousands of pilgrims descended on the tiny Spanish village of El Rocío to take part in riotously colorful and ancient festival, la Romería del Rocío, or the Rocío virgin pilgrimage. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)
A pilgrim lights a candle in the sanctuary of the virgin of the Rocío in the village of El Rocío in Almonte, Spain, on Saturday June 4, 2022, during the annual pilgrimage in which hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Virgin del Rocio converge in and around the shrine. After a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, tens of thousands of pilgrims descended on the tiny Spanish village of El Rocío to take part in riotously colorful and ancient festival, la Romería del Rocío, or the Rocío virgin pilgrimage. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)
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A pilgrim lights a candle in the sanctuary of the virgin of the Rocío in the village of El Rocío in Almonte, Spain, on Saturday June 4, 2022, during the annual pilgrimage in which hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Virgin del Rocio converge in and around the shrine. After a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, tens of thousands of pilgrims descended on the tiny Spanish village of El Rocío to take part in riotously colorful and ancient festival, la Romería del Rocío, or the Rocío virgin pilgrimage. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)
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A pilgrim lights a candle in the sanctuary of the virgin of the Rocío in the village of El Rocío in Almonte, Spain, on Saturday June 4, 2022, during the annual pilgrimage in which hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Virgin del Rocio converge in and around the shrine. After a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, tens of thousands of pilgrims descended on the tiny Spanish village of El Rocío to take part in riotously colorful and ancient festival, la Romería del Rocío, or the Rocío virgin pilgrimage. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra)

JUNE 3 – JUNE 9, 2022

It was a week in which Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with many festivities — including U.S. singer Alicia Keys performing at a concert and people in the U.K. holding street parties to celebrate the queen’s 70 years on the throne. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a vote of no-confidence by his Conservative party members, keeping his job but ending up politically damaged. Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won the French Open, while devotees celebrated the El Rocio pilgrimage in Spain. Police guarded the scene of a gun attack at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria and a child received treatment for malnutrition in Somalia.

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 Europe and Africa Photo Editor Anne-Marie Belgrave.

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