Africa

Africa in pictures: 26 February - 3 March 2016

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

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Image caption A visitor attends an exhibition on the human body in South Africa's Johannesburg city on Tuesday. It is the first such exhibition in the country, giving people a chance to improve their understanding of how the human body works...
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Image caption The next day in Johannesburg's Hillbrow suburb, an amateur boxer looks into the eyes of her trainer as she spars with him at a gym...
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Image caption It has photographs of past and current fighters on its wall. The gym used be a petrol station
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Image caption On Friday, candles, forming the words "Benghazi win", are seen in Libya's second city to show support for forces fighting Islamist miltias
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Image caption While on Tuesday, Burundians hold a vigil in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, for more than 400 people killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza decided in April run for a third term
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Image caption This woman cleans the stage on Saturday ahead of celebrations to mark Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's 92nd birthday in Masvingo, south of the capital, Harare...
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Image caption This girl wore a cap to show her loyalty to Mr Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader...
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Image caption While this woman wore a shirt with the image of the man who has ruled them since 1980
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Image caption With Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni stepping down at the end of his two terms, these woman sing and chant in Cotonu city on Wednesday as they look forward to electing his successor on Sunday
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Image caption Two days earlier in tightly-controlled Sudan, the mood is different as journalists protest in the capital, Khartoum, against the closure of the El-Tayar daily newspaper
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Image caption In Nigeria's capital Abuja on the same day, men in kilts play bagpipes to welcome Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited the former British colony to strengthen business and political ties

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