Africa

Africa in pictures: 8-14 January 2016

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

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Image caption Newly-crowned African Player of the Year, footballer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, lands in the Libreville, Gabon, on Friday...
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Image caption He greets a large crowd while holding up his trophy
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Image caption In Ouidah, south Benin, people watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival...
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Image caption The colourful event attracts thousands of people, both tourists and locals. Here, people clap as a dancer performs at the festival, covered in white powder - symbolising purity...
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Image caption Another man spits gin on a dancer to chase away bad spirits
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Image caption Kenya's twice world champion and Olympic silver medallist, Abel Kirui (centre), trains with other athletes in Iten in the Rift Valley, north of Nairobi, on Wednesday
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Image caption At the Egyptian museum in Cairo on Thursday, a young girl - dressed as an ancient Egyptian - holds a case containing scissors in preparation for the opening of an exhibition of repatriated objects...
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Image caption About 100 archaeological pieces are displayed in the exhibition. They were sent back from France, the US, Germany, the UK and Denmark
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Image caption Meanwhile in Johannesburg, children jump on a trampoline at the Alexandra Trampoline Club...
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Image caption It is one of the main attractions for children in the impoverished area
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Image caption On Thursday, girls take part in a rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring...
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Image caption Many pose for photos on the streets of Tunis