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Africa's top shots: 30 September-6 October 2016

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

School girls play football south of Mogadishu, Somalia – Wednesday 5 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Somali girls play a game of football during their lunch break on Wednesday at a school south of the capital, Mogadishu.
Nigerian chiefs pose for a selfie during the independence day celebration in Lagos, Nigeria -Saturday 1 October 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption On Saturday, Nigerian chiefs pose for a selfie during the independence day celebrations in the city of Lagos...
Musicians entertain guests at independence day celebrations in Lagos, Nigeria - Saturday 1 October 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption Drummers are amongst those entertaining guests at the event marking Nigeria's 56th birthday.
Sufi Egyptians playing tambourines in Cairo, Egypt - Sunday 2 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Sunday, Sufi Egyptians celebrate al-Hijra, the Islamic New Year, in old Cairo...
An Egyptian Sufi Muslim boy celebrates the New Islamic Hijri year 1438 in old Islamic Cairo, Egypt - Sunday 2 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption This boy is part of the crowds welcoming in the year 1438.
Stewardesses stand in line during the inauguration of the new train line linking Addis Ababa to the Red Sea state of Djibouti, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Wednesday 5 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Wednesday, Ethiopian railway stewardesses line up at the opening of the Ethiopia-Djibouti electric line in Addis Ababa. The new passenger and freight service cuts the journey time between the countries from three days by road to about 12 hours.
Ethiopian models present creations during the Hub of Africa Fashion week runway show in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Thursday 6 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The next day, models in the Ethiopian capital present the latest designs during one of the events for Hub of Africa Fashion week.
A man raises his arms as he attends a protest in tribute to Thomas Sankara in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 2 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption People march in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, on Sunday to mark 29 years since Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup. The anti-imperialist revolutionary was seen by many as Africa's Che Guevara.
Ballet dancers from the Joburg Ballet Development School train during an afternoon class in the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday 3 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The next day, children in Alexandra township in the South African city of Johannesburg attend a ballet class.
A Nigerian boy carries his father's boots in Ogun State, south-west Nigeria - Wednesday 5 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A boy carries his father's boots salvaged from their submerged home in the Nigerian state of Ogun on Wednesday. The Ogun river flooded its banks after waters were released from the Oyan Dam earlier in the week.
Zimbabwean soldiers relax during the opening of the 4th session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe in Harare, Thursday, Oct, 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Image copyright AP
Image caption The next day, soldiers relax in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, during the opening of parliament.
A woman tastes chocolate from a fountain in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Saturday 1 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption And a woman savours the taste of chocolate in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan during an event to mark national chocolate day. The West African nation is the world's largest cocoa producer.

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