Africa

Africa in pictures: 5-11 February 2016

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

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Image caption Congolese football fans in Lingala celebrate on Sunday after the national team score a goal in the final of African Nations Championship (Chan) being played in Rwanda on Sunday...
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Image caption The Democratic Republic of Congo's Leopards, who defeated Mali 3-0 to win the trophy for the second time, arrive home the next day to a joyous reception...
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Image caption Thousands of people welcome the team as they parade their trophy through the streets of the capital, Kinshasa.
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Image caption The streets of Guinea-Bissau's capital were also in full swing over the weekend during the annual carnival...
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Image caption One performer in Bissau showed off his strength during the celebrations on Sunday.
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Image caption On the same day, Zambia's President Edgar Lungu (L) arrives at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris before a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande.
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Image caption Supporters of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni enjoy some of his campaign water during an election rally in Entebbe on Wednesday...
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Image caption This supporter of Kizza Besigye, the presidential candidate for the main opposition Forum for Democratic Change, plastered his face in the party colour during a campaign rally on Tuesday.
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Image caption On Wednesday, these children in the Central African Republic (CAR) also enjoy election fever as they carry various political placards ahead of Sunday's presidential run-off.
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Image caption In Liberia's capital, Monrovia, boys show off their new puppies on Tuesday in the West Point slum, an area badly affected during the Ebola outbreak.
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Image caption On the same day, German President Joachim Gauck (C) poses for a picture with Nigeria's poet and writer Wole Soyinka and a group of traditional dancers in Lagos...
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Image caption The German head of state was entertained by the Yoruba dancers at the city's Lagos Freedom Park.
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Image caption In South Africa on Tuesday, opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party supporters march outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg as it hears a case about state money used to upgrade a private home of President Jacob Zuma.
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Image caption A man in Egypt walks near the wreckage of a train that crashed in Beni Suef, south of the capital, Cairo, on Thursday.
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Image caption On Tuesday, young Ivorian boys learn how to repair a car at a garage that specialises in restoring old vehicles in the second-largest city of Bouake.
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Image caption The next day, these South Sudanese runners are pictured training in the capital, Juba, ahead a crucial Olympic qualifying tournament.
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Image caption And young trombonists in the Kenyan slum of Korogocho, in the capital, Nairobi, puff away during their weekly orchestra practice at St John's Catholic Church on Saturday.

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