Africa

Africa's top shots: 14-20 October 2016

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

People sit on the top of a truck heavily piled with corn-stalks plies as they head for Mogadishu from Afgoye on October 19, 2016. Image copyright AFP
Image caption People sit on the top of a truck piled high with maize stalks as they head towards Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday.
A dancer makes up ahead of a performance at the Felabration music festival in Lagos, Nigeria - Sunday 16 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday, a dancer in the Nigerian city of Lagos checks out her make-up ahead of a performance at Felabration, an annual music festival in memory and celebration of music legend Fela Kuti.
Egyptian blind women's orchestra Al Nour wal Amal practise in Cairo, Egypt - Sunday 17 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The next day, Egypt's blind women's orchestra Al Nour wal Amal, meaning "Light and Hope", rehearse in the capital, Cairo.
A soldier blowing a horn during a military operation in Eastern Nile State, South Sudan - Sunday 16 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A soldier in South Sudan blows a horn during a military operation in Eastern Nile State on Sunday.
Demonstrators hold up placards and chant slogans as they march in support of protecting elephants, rhinos and lions and to raise awareness that they are endangered species, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya- Saturday 15 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Demonstrators hold up placards and chant slogans on Friday as they march in support of protecting elephants, rhinos and lions in Kenya's capital Nairobi.
A Chibok girl celebrates with family members during an church service held in Abuja, Nigeria - Sunday 16 October 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption The next day, one of the 21 recently freed Chibok girls celebrates with her family members during a church service in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.
Newly crowned Oba of Benin is guided through a symbolic bridge by the palace chiefs during his coronation in Benin, Nigeria - Thursday 20 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Nigeria's newly crowned Oba of Benin, Eheneden Erediauwa, is guided through a symbolic bridge by the palace chiefs on Thursday during his coronation in Benin city...
Newly crowned Oba of Benin holds a hen as he is guided through a symbolic bridge by the palace chiefs during his coronation in Benin city, Nigeria - Thursday 20 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The new king, the 39th monarch of the Benin kingdom, had to perform some traditional rites, involving a chicken, during the ceremony...
Royalist supporters dance and parade during the coronation ceremony of the newly crowned 40th Monarch of the Benin kingdom Oba Ewuare II in Benin City, midwest Nigeria, on October 20, 2016. Image copyright AFP
Image caption It was a time of celebration for his subjects, who danced and paraded through the streets. The Benin kingdom that was powerful in pre-colonial times.
Pupils in a classroom at the Kibuye Junior Primary School in Kampala, Uganda - Friday 14 October 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption Pupils in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are pictured studying on Friday in a classroom where some scenes from the new Disney film Queen of Katwe were filmed.
Veils are displayed on a stall at a market in Tripoli, Libya - Tuesday 18 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption And fashionable headscarves are on display at a market in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday.

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