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Empty coffins are stored at an AVBOB mortuary in Johannesburg, one day after South Africa gave a hero's welcome to the delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccines — 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.

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A health worker in a protective suit runs past oxygen cylinders in a makeshift emergency unit at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, which is battling an ever-increasing number of Covid-19 patients.

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Sri Lanka's bowler Vishwa Fernando celebrates after dismissing South Africa's batsman Anrich Nortje for 13 runs during play on the second day of the second cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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South Africa's batsman Dean Elgar raises his bat and helmet to celebrate scoring a century during play on the second day of the second cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka's batsman Kusal Perera, right, raises his bat as he looks up after reaching his half century during the 2nd Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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South Africa's bowler Anrich Nortje, middle facing camera, celebrates with teammates after taking a wicket of Sri Lanka's batsman Dushmantha Chameeraduring the 2nd Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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South Africa's Keshav Maharaj bowls a ball on day one of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva leaves the field of play injured on day one of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka's Lahiru Kumara is caught behind by South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka, left, and Lahiru Kumara walk on the field after South Africa boweld them out for 376 runs, on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Dean Elgar celebrates a 50, on day two of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Temba Bavuma gets his 50 on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka's Vishwa Fernando centre apeals for a LBW for South Africa's Faf du Plessis right on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis celebrates as he got his 100 on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis, center left, is celebrated by South Africa's Wiaan Mulder as he got his 100 on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

South Africa's Faf du Plessis plays a shot, on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis plays a shot, on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis reaches 150 and is embraced by teammate Keshav Maharaj, on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis walks off the field after been caught out on 199 , on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Lungi Ngidi celebrates his second wicket on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's celebrate the wicket of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis, on day one of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South Africa's Lungi Ngidi celebrates after getting his wicket, on day one of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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South African cricket team celebrate their victory against Sri Lanka, during the final day of the first cricket test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella plays a shot on day one of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya de Silva is driven away after suffering an injury on day one of the first cricket test match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.

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People living in shacks watch their home burns at an informal settlement in Germiston, near Johannesburg, South Africa. The fire ripped through the neighbourhood destroying 3 shacks.

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England batsman Jonny Bairstow stretches for a shot during a T20 cricket match between South Africa and England in Cape Town South Africa

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England celebrate the wicket of South African batsman Quinton De Kock during the T20 cricket match between South Africa and England in Cape Town, South Africa.

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South Batsman Faf Du Plessis, right, on the ground after falling during the ODI cricket match between South Africa and England in Cape Town, South Africa.

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South African batsman Themba Bavuma in action against England during the ODI cricket match between South Africa and England in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Former South African President Jacob Zuma, laughs as he waits for the state capture hearings to get underway in Johannesburg. Zuma is appearing before a state commission investigating serious allegations of corruption during his tenure as head of state between 2009 and 2018.

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Participants dance to Jerusalema, the upbeat gospel-influenced house song by South African record producer, Master KG, sung by Nomcebo Zikode, outside the Gourmet Grocery Store and Sunday market in Johannesburg. The song has sparked a global dance frenzy around the world as lovers of dance music are jiving to the successful release that has an infectious beat and dance to match.

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A demonstrator hurls a smoke grenade back at police during a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) protest, near parliament in Cape Town South Africa The illegal protest ended with the arrest of several people following action taken by police.

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People affected by the coronavirus economic downturn, line up to receive food donations at the Iterileng informal settlement near Laudium, southwest of Pretoria, South Africa.

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A billboard is installed on an apartment building encouraging people to wear face masks in Cape Town South Africa marking day 51 of a strict government lockdown in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Western Cape province which includes the city of Cape Town, has emerged as the country's coronavirus hotspot, accounting for more than half of the nation's confirmed cases.

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Homeless men stand against the wall on the street of downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Many have lost their income as South Africa is under a strict five-week lockdown in a effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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Residents from the Alexandra township in Johannesburg gather in a stadium to be tested for COVID-19. South Africa will began a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, although its confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase.

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A woman opens her mouth for the heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Lenasia South, south Johannesburg, South Africa

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Health workers collects sample for coronavirus testing, outside a shack during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Lenasia South, south Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Residents of Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town, South Africa, Clash with police in protest against the distribution of food parcels to the poor and unemployed during the third week of a lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus.

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A billboard is installed on an apartment building in Cape Town, South Africa, before the country of 57 million people, will go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Thursday to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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Australia's batsman Marnus Labuschagne raises his bat after reaching his half century during the 3rd and final One Day International cricket match between South Africa and Australia at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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Australia's captain Aaron Finch bats during the third and final One Day International cricket match between South Africa and Australia at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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South African bowler Lungi Ngidi, right, celebrates the wicket of Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh during the ODI cricket match between South Africa and Australia in Paarl, South Africa

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Australia celebrate winning the T20 series against South Africa at Newlands Cricket stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa left, next to a sculpture of former President Nelson Mandela waves to supporters from the balcony at the city hall in Cape Town South Africa. February 11 marks the 30th anniversary of Mandela's release from jail and his first address to African National Congress supporters after his release from jail after serving 27-years behind bars.

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In this photo sourced from ICC, Indian players celebrate a stumping by Dhruv Jurel of India during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Final match between India and Bangladesh at JB Marks Oval, in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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Bangladesh cricket teram celebrate with the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup trophy after beating India by 3 wickets in the Super League Final match between India and Bangladesh at JB Marks Oval, in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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Bangladesh U19 cricket team captain Mohammad Akbar Ali pose with the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup trophy after Bangladesh beat India by 3 wickets in the Super League Final match between India and Bangladesh at JB Marks Oval, in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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In this photo sourced from ICC, Yashasvi Jaiswal of India and Tilak Varma of India celebrate their partnership during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Final match between India and Bangladesh at JB Marks Oval, in Potchefstroom, South Africa

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In this photo sourced from ICC, Yashasvi Jaiswal of India edges the ball towards the boundary during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Final match between India and Bangladesh at JB Marks Oval, in Potchefstroom, South Africa

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In this photo sourced from ICC, Divyaansh Saxena and Yashasvi Jaiswal of India during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Semi-Final match between India and Pakistan at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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In this photo sourced from ICC, Yashasvi Jaiswal of India poses with his player of the match award during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Semi-Final match between India and Pakistan at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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In this photo sourced from ICC, India players pose for a selfie after winning the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Semi-Final match between India and Pakistan at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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In this photo sourced from ICC, Yashasvi Jaiswal of India celebrates taking the wicket of Haider Ali of Pakistan during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Semi-Final match between India and Pakistan at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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In this photo sourced from ICC, Ravi Bishnoi of India celebrates his first wicket during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Super League Semi-Final match between India and Pakistan at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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England players pose for photographers after receiving their trophy at the end of day four of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. England beat South Africa by 191 runs to win 3-1 series.

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England's bowler Mark Wood, right, with teammate Chris Woakes celebrates with after taking the winning wicket on day four of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. England beat South Africa by 191 runs to win 3-1 series.

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England's batsman Ollie Pope raises his bat after reaching a half century on day two of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

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England's batsman Ollie Pope, right, falls on the ground after evading a bouncer from South Africa's bowler Beuran Hendricks, left, on day one of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Vernon Philander of South Africa plays a shot during day four of the third cricket test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Sam Curran allrounder of England bowls a ball during day four of the third cricket test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Vernon Philander of South Africa leaves the field after losing his wicket during day five of the third cricket test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Dominic Bess of England, center, celebrates with Zak Crawley of England, right, after taking Dean Elgar of South Africa wicket during day two of the third cricket test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Anrich Nortje of South Africa ducks out the way from a fast ball by Stuart Board of England during day two of the third cricket test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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England's Ollie Pope celebrates making his hundred, acknowledging the crowd during day two of the third cricket test between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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South African fast bowler Vernon Philander, with his wife and child, wave to the crowd at Newlands Cricket Grounds after he announced his retirement from International Cricket at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

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England celebrates the wicket of South African batsman Dean Elgar during day two of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

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England bowler Jimmy Anderson celebrates the wicket of South Africa's Dwaine Pretorius during day two of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

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England celebrates the wicket of South African batsman Pieter Malan during day two of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa

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England's batsman Ollie Pope smashes the ball for four during day one of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

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South Africa celebrate the wicket of Ben Stokes, right, during day one of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa

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England's batsman Ben Stokes smashes the ball for six runs as South Africa's wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock watches on during day one of the second cricket test between South Africa and England at the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa

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England's bowler James Anderson, left, appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of South Africa's batsman Rassie van der Dussen on day three of the first cricket test match between South Africa and England at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa

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The Bank of Lisbon Building implodes in a controlled explosion in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. The provincial government made the decision to implode it after a structural assessment on the building was conducted, following the fatal fire in September 2018.

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Revellers celebrate Halloween in a Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Halloween is marked in many Christian countries where some people light candles and wear costumes in an ancient tradition thought to ward off ghosts and evil spirits.

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A woman with her baby protest outside the U.N. refugee agency's offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Police used water cannons while dispersing and arresting scores of foreigners who have camped outside the offices for weeks seeking relocation outside South Africa after a wave of attacks on foreigners in cities earlier this year.

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A statue of the young lawyer Mohandas Gandhi stands tall at Gandhi Square, outside the offices where he once had his legal practice, in Central Johannesburg.

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Late veteran activist and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardee Amina Cachalia joins local community leaders and Indian mission heads at the launch of the Gandhi statue at the Trade Route Mall in Lenasia, near Johannesburg in South Africa.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meets with Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, and his wife Leah in Cape Town, South Africa. The royal couple are on the third day of their African tour.

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with youths at the Nyanga Methodist Church in Cape Town, South Africa which houses a project where children are taught about their rights, self-awareness and safety, and are provided self-defence classes and female empowerment training to young girls in the community. The royal couple are starting their first official tour as a family with their infant son, Archie.

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Mary Chipiro, a farm worker at Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Dairy farm, sits with her child outside her thatched hut at the farm compound in Mazoe, Zimbabwe.

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A man runs away from teargas after making off with goods from a store in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Police had earlier fired rubber bullets as they struggled to stop looters who targeted businesses as unrest broke out in several spots in and around the city.

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Pedestrians pass burnt out cars on the side of a street on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Police had earlier fired rubber bullets as they struggled to stop looters who targeted businesses as unrest broke out in several spots in and around the city.

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Shopfronts burn in Pretoria, South Africa. Police fired rubber bullets as protests erupted in the central business district of South Africa's capitol Pretoria with rioters setting several small businesses in the area alight. The Sowetan newspaper said the chaos broke out Wednesday after local taxi drivers clashed with drug dealers operating in the area.

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Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar hits a four during the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019.

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The teams line up during the national anthems before the Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Bangladesh at the Oval in London, Sunday, June 2, 2019

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The South African team goes into a huddle just prior to the start of their match against England in their Cricket World Cup match at the Oval in London.

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Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings and dances after addressing supporters outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

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A supporter for former South African President Jacob Zuma, holds up replica gun outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Zuma appeared at the High Court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa applauds as confetti is launched at the end of the results ceremony at the Independent Electoral Commission Results Center in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa's ruling African National Congress on Saturday marked its weakest victory in national elections in a quarter-century, while Ramaphosa declared that the vote had given him and others "a firm mandate to build a better South Africa for all."

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Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, Julius Malema, addresses supporters during an election rally at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. Campaign rallies for South Africa’s upcoming election have reached a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays his respect to late former president Nelson Mandela at Robben Island in Cape Town.

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Students in Cape Town, South Africa take part in a protest as part of a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Students in cities worldwide skipped classes to protest their governments' failure to act against global warming.

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This undated photo provided by Magnus M. Haaland shows researchers in the interior of the Blombos Cave east of Cape Town, South Africa. In a report released on Sept. 12, 2018, scientists say a tiny 73,000-year-old sketch found in this South African cave is the oldest known drawing.

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File photo of former South African President Nelson Mandela with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Durban.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for New Delhi after concluding his visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa from Air Force Base in Waterkloof.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi before emplaning for New Delhi after concluding his visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa from Air Force Base in Waterkloof, South Africa.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the BRICS Africa Outreach and BRICS Plus Outreach, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin before they pose for a group picture at the emerging national economies (BRICS) summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands between Putin and Erdogan.

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