Africa

Africa in pictures: 6 - 12 November 2015

A selection of photos from around the African continent this week.

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Image caption Zimbabwe's wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva cups his hands to catch the ball during a one-day cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, on Wednesday.
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Image caption This Moroccan protester takes part in a demonstration marking the 40th anniversary of Morocco's annexation of Western Sahara on Saturday.
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Image caption On Wednesday, protesting South African students from the University of Western Cape clash with police during a demonstration against tuition fees.
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Image caption Protesters also take to the streets in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh to convey a positive message about the Red Sea resort and encourage tourism after a Russian passenger jet crashed, with many suspecting a bomb.
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Image caption Nigerian flutists perform in front of the entourage of Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II after a polo match in northern Kaduna state on Saturday.
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Image caption Ghanaian artist Kofi Dennis shows parents how to adapt songs and rituals from other cultures during an art workshop in Washington on Saturday.
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Image caption A Congolese boy Andre, six, receives a warm welcome after arriving in the US city of Virginia on Wednesday with his adopted American parents. DR Congo had put a freeze on international adoptions until a new law was passed but this week allowed 72 children to leave.
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Image caption Nigeria's new Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun takes her oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony in the capital, Abuja, on Wednesday.
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Image caption On the same day, people attend a night vigil to pray for rain at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Image caption Harouna Diarra, who returned from Libya, harvests a maize close to the Malian village of Kodjan on Saturday. Many youths have left the town to look for better fortunes in Europe.
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Image caption A Kenyan tailor shows vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during his visit to the country in Nairobi's Kangemi neighbourhood on Friday.
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Image caption A member of the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel prays during a ceremony marking the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem on Wednesday...
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Image caption On the same day, these young Ethiopian Jewish women pose to take selfies during the same ceremony.
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Image caption On Saturday, these women celebrate in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown as the country is declared Ebola free.
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Image caption Dancers dressed as Egyptian pharaohs perform during the opening ceremony of the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), in Cairo, on Wednesday.
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Image caption On Wednesday, Nigeria's Golden Eaglets receive a heroes' welcome on their return to Abuja following their victory at the Fifa U-17 World Cup in Chile.

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