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Africa's top shots: 21-27 October 2016

A selection of photos from Africa and about Africans this week:

Albinos post on stage during a beauty pageant in Nairobi, Kenya - Friday 21 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Contestants pose on stage during a pageant to find Mr and Miss Albinism on Friday in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. It was organised to change perceptions towards albinos, who face stigma in some parts of the continent.
Kora players at the funeral of musician Ibrahima "M'Bady" Kouyate in Guinea - Tuesday 25 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Musicians in Guinea play the kora - a 21-sting African harp - in parliament on Tuesday during the funeral of Ibrahima "M'Bady" Kouyate, one of West Africa's most famous griots. He died last week at the age of 82.
A female guitarist in Cairo, Egypt - Sunday 23 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A guitarist in Egypt tries out a sound-proof room on Sunday in a bookshop in the capital, Cairo, which has set up a "scream room" to allow people to vent their frustration.
Children playing gold in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast - Saturday 22 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The day before, children play golf in Ivory Coast's capital, Yamoussoukro, during an introduction day aimed at promoting the sport in the West African nation.
A man cycling past a vote yes referendum post in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Thursday 27 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption In the Ivorian city of Abidjan on Thursday, a man cycles past a billboard encouraging people to vote "yes" in a referendum on a new constitution…
Anti-constitution protesters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Saturday 22 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Opponents of the new constitution, seen here on Saturday in Abidjan, are angered at the removal of the age limit of 75 for presidents and the scrapping of the requirement that both parents of a president be native-born Ivorians.
Models backstage at an event in Lagos, Nigeria - Wednesday 26 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Models are pictured backstage at the beginning of Lagos Fashion and Design on Wednesday night in Nigeria...
x Image copyright AFP
Image caption Plus-size models, one having her make-up done here, also took part to show off designs for women with curves...
A plus-size model looks at her phone with a shot of herself and another model in Lagos, Nigeria - Wednesday 26 October 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The BBC's Stephanie Hegarty says the crowd broke out in wild shrieks as soon as plus-size models hit the catwalk.
Ethiopians protests in Calais' "Jungle" camp in France - Monday 24 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Ethiopian migrants protest by crossing their hands over their heads as they are removed from the Calais "Jungle" camp in France on Monday. This "x" gesture is used by Ethiopia's Oromo people during anti-government demonstrations...
Migrants from Sudan playing table football in Strasbourg, France - Wednesday 26 October 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption Two days later Strasbourg in eastern France, Sudanese migrants play table football at a centre set up to receive some of those evicted from the "Jungle".
A schoolboy in a red blazer uniform in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe - Monday 24 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A schoolboy in Zimbabwe walks past a pool of sewage on Monday in Chitungwiza, which is about 30km (18 miles) from the capital, Harare. Residents say they have been without tap water for more than two weeks, EPA reports.
A fireman near a burning bus in Johannesburg, South Africa - Tuesday 25 October 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption In neighbouring South Africa, a fireman stands by a burning bus in Johannesburg on Tuesday amid student protests demanding free education…
Protesting students outside parliament, one holding a sign saying "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth" in Cape Town, South Africa - Wednesday 26 October 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption University students, seen here outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town the next day, want the government to pay for tuition fees.
Yachts pictured at sunset off the Cape Peninsula, South Africa - Wednesday 26 October 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption And yachts race by a Cape Town bay at sunset on the same day. Keel boats take part in the Wednesday Evening Racing Series during South Africa' summer months.

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