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AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

MARCH 26 - APRIL 1, 2021

From a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Amsterdam to daily life in Johannesburg, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made in the past week by the Associated Press from the Europe and Africa regions.

The gallery was curated by AP photographer Markus Schreiber in Berlin.

A protester chants slogans in front of police officers in riot gear during a demonstration in Istanbul, Friday, March 26, 2021, against Turkey's withdrawal from Istanbul Convention, an international accord designed to protect women from violence. The Istanbul Convention states that men and women have equal rights and obliges national authorities to prevent gender-based violence against women, but conservative groups and some officials from Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic-oriented ruling party say they promote homosexuality. (AP PhotoEmrah Gurel)

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People react ahead of a music concert in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, March 27, 2021. Five thousand music lovers are set to attend a rock concert in Barcelona on Saturday after passing a same-day COVID-19 screening to test its effectiveness in preventing outbreaks of the virus at large cultural events. The show by Spanish group Love of Lesbian has the special permission of Spanish health authorities. While the rest of the country is limited to gatherings of no more than four people in closed spaces, the concertgoers will be able to mix freely while wearing face masks. (AP PhotoEmilio Morenatti)

People enjoy the sunset at the Hackerbruecke bridge in Munich, Germany, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)

Pedestrians cross the recently constructed floating foot bridge from Mombasa's Likoni mainland to the Mombasa Island on Wednesday March 31, 2021. More than three hundred thousand people who normally cross the waterway via Likoni Ferry channel everyday, are now forced to use the floating foot bridge after the Mombasa County COVID-19 committee ordered all people to cross via the bridge. It is not exactly known how many people the floating bridge can sustain and some fear a disaster due to the high number of people crossing through the bridge. (AP PhotoGideon Maundu)

A woman with her child on her back works on daily chores as she passes piles of rubbish in a derelict building where she lives in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 29, 2021. The building, which houses an orphanage, is being renovated to create accommodation in the inner city. (AP PhotoDenis Farrell)

Women wearing face masks walk with their dogs at Areopagus hill, in front of ancient Acropolis hill, as a rainbow is seen in the cloudy Athenian sky, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP PhotoPetros Giannakouris)

People pay their respects to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic at a spontaneous memorial at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, March 29, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic is unleashing enormous suffering as infection rates rise across central Europe even as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, recently among the worst-hit areas in the world, are finally seeing some improvements following tight lockdowns. (AP PhotoPetr David Josek)

Police use a water cannon to break up a demonstration against coronavirus related government policies including the curfew and the tight lockdown in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP PhotoPeter Dejong)

People watch as lava flows from an eruption of a volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland late on Monday, March 29, 2021. Iceland's latest volcano eruption is still attracting crowds of people hoping to get close to the gentle lava flows. The eruption in Geldingadalur, near Iceland's capital Reykjavik, is not seen as a threat to nearby towns and the slow flows mean people can get close to action without too much harm. (AP PhotoMarco Di Marco)

Riders take a break during a training session as a woman receives Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the National Velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, west of Paris, Monday, March 29, 2021, that has been transformed into a mass vaccination center. The French government count of COVID-19 patients in ICUs and hospital surveillance units climbed to 4,872 on Sunday night. (AP PhotoChristophe Ena)

A restorer works on a polychrome religious sculpture at Arte Martinez workshop in Horche, central Spain, Monday, March 29, 2021. For a second year running, Spain has had to cancel Easter Week processions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. For religious art workshops like Arte Martinez, the coronavirus pandemic has meant a dwindling number of job orders and a dramatic reduction of sales for their wooden statues, altarpieces and religious imagery. (AP PhotoBernat Armangue)