Africa

Africa in pictures: 29 January-4 February 2016

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

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Image caption On Monday, supporters of the Egyptian side Al-Ahly remember the 74 fans who died at a match against Al-Masry four years ago
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Image caption On Tuesday Kenyan Johnstone Mainah shows off his homemade weights at a bodybuilding session in Nairobi's Kibera district
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Image caption ...he is joined by Titus Alukwe and Ben Oloo for his daily workout
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Image caption On Friday, health workers are in Lagos are vaccinating children against measles in a campaign backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Nigeria's Dangote Foundation
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Image caption Present heads of state file past portraits of Africa's past leaders at the African Union headquarters as they get ready for a group photo on Saturday
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Image caption ...it is a chance for the heads of state to take in their surroundings.
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Image caption After attending the heads of state meeting in Addis Ababa, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari travelled on to Europe and on Wednesday speaks to the European parliament in France
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Image caption On Saturday, cooks in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, are preparing food for a festival which celebrates fish and the Ivorian dish of attieke, made from fermented cassava
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Image caption Egypt's Maha Khaled Eissa takes part in a diving competition in the Netherlands on Thursday
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Image caption Libyan men relax on Saturday by playing a few frames of snooker at a club in Benghazi
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Image caption A Ugandan woman in the German city of Cologne attends a carnival for beginners class on Tuesday as the city gears up for the celebration
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Image caption A balloon seller in the Moroccan town of Ouarzazate tries to entice customers with his bright balloons on Wednesday
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Image caption There is hope that regular league football will return to Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, once the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency, and on Tuesday players from El-Kanemi Warriors FC were out training
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Image caption Morocco opens the first phase of its solar plant on Thursday, set to become the largest in the world when it is completed
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Image caption On Wednesday, a woman from Thonyor, South Sudan, who fled the village when it came under attack last October, uses a phone supplied by the Red Cross to try and locate her lost relatives

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