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Africa's top shots: 9-15 September 2016

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

A livestock trader waits for customers at market in Lagos, Nigeria - Sunday 11 September 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A livestock trader waits for customers in Nigeria's city of Lagos on Sunday ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival when Muslims buy a ram to sacrifice, sharing the meat with those less fortunate...
A boys sells stuffed animals after the dawn Eid al-Adha prayers at Moustafa Mahmoud Square in Cairo, Egypt - Monday 12 September 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption The festival translates as the feast of sacrifice and marks God's gift of a ram as a substitute for Abraham's sacrifice of his son. Here a boy in Egypt's capital, Cairo, sells stuffed animals after dawn Eid prayers on Monday...
A Nigeria woman taking photograph after Eid al-Adha at the prayer ground in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday 12 September 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption At the prayer ground in Lagos on the same day, a woman takes a selfie with friends...
Kenyan men take a selfie outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel - Monday 12 September 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption More Eid selfies - this time by Kenyan men at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
Supporters of the Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping, dressed in white and with their hands painted in white as a sign of peace, take part in a commemoration march outside the party's headquarters in Libreville, Gabon - Saturday 10 September 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Supporters of Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping, who is challenging the recent election results, hold up their hands smeared in white paint as a sign of peace in the capital, Libreville, on Saturday.
A man attends a prayer session during a candle and prayer ceremony for the demonstrators killed in the recent Oromo protest, in Ethiopia"s capital Addis Ababa, September 11, 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Ethiopians pray for demonstrators killed in recent protests at a service in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Sunday.
Girls praying at Mofolo Woyera church in Mulele village, Ghana - Sunday 11 September 2016 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption On the same day, girls pray at Mofolo Woyera church in the Malawian village of Mulele.
Rwanda sitting volleyball players in a line at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Saturday 10 September 2016 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Members of Rwanda's sitting volleyball team listen to their national anthem ahead of a match against China at the Paralympics in Rio on Saturday.
Zimbabwe's para-rowers compete in th the LTA mixed coxed four in n Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sunday 11 September 2016 Image copyright PA
Image caption Zimbabwe's first team of para-rowers competes in Rio on Sunday. None of them were rowers before this year, and they only had about three weeks to train before their first qualification event for Brazil.
Namibia's Ananias Shikongo and his guide Even Tjiviju running in Rio, Brazil - Thursday 15 September 2016 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Namibia's Ananias Shikongo and his guide Even Tjiviju run towards victory on Thursday in the 200m race for people with a visual impairment, becoming the country's first-ever male athlete to win a Paralympic gold.
A man waits at a mine in Johannesburg, South Africa - Monday 12 September 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A relative of an illegal gold miner waits near a shaft in the South African city of Johannesburg on Monday during a rescue operation to find people trapped underground. Three people died.
Samuel Awasum and his wife Jacinta Awusa Awasum in Ratingen , Germany - Monday 12 Septembe 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Cameroonian-born Samuel Awasum and his wife Jacinta Awusa Awasum are pictured after being presented as carnival prince and princess in the German town of Ratingen on Monday.
Khat farmer picks leaves in Maua, Meru county, Kenya - Friday 9 September 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A Kenyan farmer harvests shoots of the herbal stimulant khat, which is popular in Somalia, from trees on his farm on Friday.
A woman dancing at a wedding in Mogadishu, Somalia in August 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A woman dances during wedding celebrations in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, in a photo released on Tuesday - part of a series by Reuters on Somali marriage ceremonies.
Ashraf Al Taorge poses during a local bodybuilding championship in Benghazi, Libya - Thursday 15 September 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A muscle man competitor poses during a local bodybuilding championship in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday.
People on a boat in Marsa Matruh, Egypt - Monday 12 September 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption And Egyptians enjoy riding on a banana boat in the northern resort of Marsa Matruh on Monday.

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