Africa

Africa in pictures: 4-10 March 2016

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

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Image caption A smartly dressed woman checks the voters roll in Benin's Cotonou city on Sunday, as the West African state held a presidential election which failed to produce a clear winner. Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and cotton magnate Patrice Talon will now face each other in a run-off
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Image caption In the Egyptian city of Cairo the next day, this elderly man earns a living by working on coloured yarns in a tannery. The yarn is used for items ranging from shoe laces to ballet dance outfits
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Image caption This woman prefers to be in a mechanic's overall, working under a car on Tuesday in Morocco's main city, Rabat. She has chosen a profession long dominated by men
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Image caption As a child, Congolese musician Ray Lema wanted to become a priest but fate decided otherwise. On Thursday, he was performing at a concert in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan
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Image caption In a photo released the next day, one of Ghana's most famous artists, El Anatsui, is seen posing in front of one of his installations which will be exhibited at a garden festival in France from next month to November
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Image caption An idyllic image of Tunisia is shown at a tourism fair in Germany's Berlin city on Thursday, as the government attempts to win back European visitors too scared to travel to the region because of attacks by militant Islamists
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Image caption In neighbouring Libya on Wednesday, a policeman shows off his skills at his graduation ceremony in the capital, Tripoli
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Image caption In the desert region of Algeria on Saturday, exiled Polisario Front officials wait for UN chief Ban Ki-moon's helicopter to land. Mr Ban lamented the fact that there had been little progress in resolving the group's 40-year territorial dispute with Morocco
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Image caption In this photo released on Friday, a floating school is seen anchored in a poor neighbourhood in Nigeria's main city, Lagos
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Image caption A student arrives at the school, which has been giving children a free education since November
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Image caption On Thursday, a two-day-old endangered African penguin chick huddles next to a teddy bear under a warming light at a conservation centre in South Africa's Cape Town city. During egg season African penguin eggs are rescued from nearby colonies by rangers.

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