Africa

Africa in pictures: 20-26 November 2015

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

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Image caption Thousands of security personnel in Kenya deploy on Thursday for Pope Francis visit to the country, the first stop in his three-nation tour of Africa...
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Image caption Here a nun records his arrival at St Mary's school in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to attend a meeting of religious leaders on the same day...
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Image caption Despite the wet weather crowds gather to attend an open-air Mass at the University of Nairobi...
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Image caption Many ran in the rain to join the queue to get into the Mass.
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Image caption It was a victorious race for the riders of Team Rwanda on Sunday celebrating at the end of the Tour of Rwanda.
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Image caption Two days later, Egypt's Youssef Mohamed celebrates after winning the men's 77kg category at the 2015 Weightlifting World Championships in the US city of Texas.
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Image caption In the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Monday, a woman is helped by a soldier into a polling station during a second phase of parliamentary elections...
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Image caption This man casts his vote in a school north of Cairo. Turnout was reportedly low.
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Image caption Burkina Faso is gearing up for elections this weekend - the first since a popular uprising last year and a short-lived coup in September. Here an entertainer attends a rally on Wednesday.
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Image caption Supporters of South Africa's Orlando Pirates cheer on Saturday during the first leg of Caf Confederation Cup football final against Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel in Johannesburg...
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Image caption Some of the fans urge the team to win the trophy for their late captain Senzo Muyiwa, who was murdered last year. The match ended in a draw.
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Image caption In Cape Town's mountainous suburb of Capri on Tuesday, South African fire-fighters battle to contain a bush fire by dropping water from a helicopter.
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Image caption On Saturday, an African migrant sits on top of a border fence in an attempt to cross into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla.
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Image caption Tunisian police officers on Thursday place roses on a tree in the centre of the capital, Tunis, after a deadly attack earlier in the week on a bus carrying presidential guards.
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Image caption And ahead of the Pope's arrival in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, this coming weekend a carpenter works on cleaning a crucifix in the main Cathedral on Wednesday…
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Image caption The country has recently been hit by Christian-Muslim conflict. Here a peace dove statue on a main roundabout in Bangui gets a makeover on Thursday.

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