Africa

Africa in pictures: 1-7 January 2016

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

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Image caption Renowned Ghanaian juggler Isaac Aborah performs at the International Circus Festival in Hungary's capital, Budapest, on Thursday...
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Image caption He spins 10 dishes in a spectacularly colourful show on life in Africa
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Image caption These dancers entertain a crowd with their balancing and jumping skills in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state on Friday...
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Image caption While this group shows off a variety of traditional pipes during the annual Afan parade in the city
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Image caption In Kenya's capital Nairobi, children enjoy a camel ride on New Year's Day at the popular Uhuru Park
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Image caption In South Africa's coastal city of Durban on Sunday, devotees blow trumpets as 50,000 followers of the Nazareth Baptist Church leave for what they call the Canaan Holy Mountain, some 80km (50 miles) away...
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Image caption Walking barefoot, it takes them three days to reach the mountain where they hear a sermon as part of an annual pilgrimage
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Image caption While on Wednesday, thousands of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia make their way to the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela to celebrate their Christmas
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Image caption In Egypt's capital Cairo, worshippers attend Tuesday's Christmas Eve mass at the 47-year-old St Mark's Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope
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Image caption On Saturday, the atmosphere was serene on the shore of Abu Galoum in Egypt's South Sinai. Only a few families live in the area which serves as a summer retreat for many Bedouin
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Image caption On Tuesday, a woman in the Moroccan coastal city of Safi places flowers on the door of the house where popular French actor and comedian Michel Galabru was born on 27 October 1922. He died the previous day in Paris