Africa

Africa in pictures: 15-22 January 2016

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

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Image caption On Sunday, a traditional Zimbabwean dancer celebrates Chinese New Year in the capital, Harare, as part of a cross-cultural initiative
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Image caption Children sit together playing dominos at a centre run by the UN's children's fund, Unicef, in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, a country that has the world's largest proportion of children not in school
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Image caption On Tuesday, a Nigerian Fulani man squats down to milk a cow in Kano, in the north of the country
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Image caption Ethiopian Orthodox Christians take part in a symbolic baptism on Wednesday by jumping into blessed waters in Gondar, as they celebrate Timket, which marks the baptism of Jesus...
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Image caption On the eve of the festival in Gondar, in the north of the country, worshippers attend a candlelit prayer service
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Image caption On the same day, Dominique Kilufya Kamfwa, the new ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Netherlands prepares to meet King Alexander at the grand Noordeinde Palace in The Hague
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Image caption People from the outskirts of South Africa's city of Johannesburg donate water to be delivered to the country's many drought-ridden towns...
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Image caption While many queue for water in KwaMsane, north-east of Durban, after supplies are cut off to homes
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Image caption Meanwhile, in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, plastic bottles are being used to build this house as part of a renewable energy project
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Image caption On Thursday, supporters of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hold masks of his face in court where he is being retried for killings during the 2011 uprising
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Image caption Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi (right) meets President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso on a solidarity visit to the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, following the militant Islamist attack last Friday in which 32 people died...
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Image caption While a soldier stands guard over one of the sites of the attack
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Image caption Zimbabwe's Richmond Mutumbami takes a Bangladeshi wicket, as his team claims an unexpected victory in their T20 match in Bangladesh on Wednesday
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Image caption Ghanaians wave flags during Pope Francis' speech in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday, a day which he dedicated to migrants and refugees
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Image caption On Wednesday, a protester returns a tear gas canister in the Tunisian city of Kasserine thrown by police during protests over the lack of jobs
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Image caption Comrades of the Kenyan soldiers killed in an al-Shabab attack on an African Union base in Somalia prepare to receive four coffins at an airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi

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