Africa

Africa in pictures: 4 December - 11 December 2015

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

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Image caption A model showcases a design by Bijoux Trendy during the opening day of Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Friday...
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Image caption While model Brigitte Alfred, who was Miss Tanzania 2012, gets her hair done for the event which showcases designs mostly from Swahili-speaking countries.
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Image caption On Tuesday, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o was at a fan event in Mexico City to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where she features as an alien.
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Image caption While Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit takes a selfie during the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival in the ancient Moroccan city on Saturday.
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Image caption On Wednesday, dancers performs at a festival in Gambela town in Ethiopia's western lowlands...
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Image caption Known as the Nations and Nationalities Festival, it is intended to forge unity among Ethiopia's numerous ethnic groups.
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Image caption On Monday, this chief was among thousands who attended the coronation of a monarch of Nigeria's Yoruba ethnic group...
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Image caption The crowd celebrated as the king, known as the Ooni of Ife, was crowned at his seat of power in the south-western town of Ife...
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Image caption Adeyeye Enitan, a 40-year-old accountant, became king after his predecessor died aged 85, ending a 35-year reign.
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Image caption In South Africa's coastal city of Durban, these women share a joke at celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the country's biggest trade union federation, Cosatu...
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Image caption While on Thursday, passengers at the Cape Town International Airport walk under a tapestry featuring a "flying" Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.
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Image caption On the same day in Egypt's capital Cairo, factory workers decorate candy dolls for celebrations of Prophet Muhammad's birthday on 23 December. Decorating candy dolls for the occasion is a centuries-old tradition dating back to Fatimid rule in Egypt.

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