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Africa's top shots: 28 October-3 November 2016

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

Special effects artist Abioye Balogun, 23, holds a piece of her work for a Halloween film project in her art studio in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria October 28, 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Nigerian special effects artist Abioye Balogun is in her studio in Lagos on Friday getting props ready for a Halloween film project.
An EFF supporter sprays a fire extinguisher as members and supporters of the South African opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), demonstrate against South Africa"s president Jacob Zuma Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Wednesday, South African police in the capital, Pretoria, use tear gas against anti-corruption protesters and one responds with a fire extinguisher.
A protester wears a mask depicting South African president Jacob Zuma during a protest march in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption The demonstrators are also calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. One man decides to wear a Zuma mask.
Protesters wearing mock prison uniforms walk with a mock prison pen to demand corrupt government officials to be jailed during a demonstration to demand President Uhuru Kenyatta to act on corruption or resign, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, 03 November 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Corruption is also the theme of a protest in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Thursday and these activists dress up as prisoners and call for corrupt officials to be jailed.
Manager Essau Thalley sews a sign of the Cross on a casket at the Creative Casket Center in Monrovia, Liberia, 02 November 2016. The Creative Casket Center was established by Boye Tugbeh in 2004, has nine employees Image copyright EPA
Image caption On Wednesday, Liberian coffin maker Essau Thalley puts the finishing touches to one of his creations at his workshop in the capital, Monrovia.
A man holds ballots before voting for a referendum on a new constitution on October 30, 2016 at a polling station in Yopougon, suburb of Abidjan Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday, voters in Ivory Coast can vote either Yes or No in a referendum on a new constitution. Yes goes onto win, but the opposition boycotts the poll.
African migrants rest after crossing a border fence between Morocco and Spain"s north African enclave of Ceuta October 31, 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Exhausted migrants who managed to clamber over the border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Monday take a rest.
Cyclists compete during the first stage of the 29th International Cycling Tour of Burkina Faso (Tour du Faso) between Ouagadougou and Koupela on October 28, 2016. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The bike race around Burkina Faso, known as the Tour du Faso, gets under way on Friday as cyclists race the 140km (87 miles) to Koupela from the capital, Ouagadougou.
Laura Malcolm of England competes for the ball during the Play-off for 3rd/4th place Fast5 Netball Series match between England and Malawi at Hisense Arena on October 30, 2016 in Melbourne Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday in Australia, Malawi's Tandie Galetta competes for the ball at an international netball tournament. Malawi beat England 35-32 to take the bronze medal.
Two Ferrari sports cars belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema, son of Equatorial Guinea"s President, are being towed off the freight zone by the police at Geneva Airport, in Geneva, Switzerland, 03 November Image copyright EPA
Image caption Two of the 11 luxury vehicles belonging to Teodorin Obiang Nguema, son of Equatorial Guinea's president, confiscated by the Swiss authorities in a corruption investigation, are towed away in Geneva on Thursday.
A picture made available on 03 Nobvember 2016 shows Matabello Fokotsane (64) holding her grandchild Reatile (1) as she waters her Keyhole Garden in a village in the Makhoarane District, Masero, Lesotho, on 02 November 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Matabello Fokotsane tends her vegetable garden on Wednesday with her grandchild Reatile near Lesotho's capital, Masero. The country is currently battling the impact of a drought.
Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kerbachenko, Coptic Christian priests, and members of Egypt"s government attend a mass for victims on the first anniversary of the Russian MetroJet plane crash, at the Cathedral of the Heavenly "Al Samaaeen" in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt October 31, 2016. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Sunday, worshippers come together at the Coptic Cathedral in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort on the anniversary of the crash of a Russian plane shortly after taking off from the city, killing 224 people.
Fishermen wait for a catch on Rabat beach, Morocco, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Rabat beach is a hub for families Image copyright AP
Image caption Two fishermen try their luck at the end of Wednesday at a beach in Morocco's capital, Rabat.

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