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Africa's top shots: 11-17 November 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week:

A Maasai woman uses a telescope to witness the rise of the supermoon in Oloika village in Shompole, Magadi near the Kenya-Tanzanian border, November 14, 2016. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A Maasai woman takes the rare opportunity to use a telescope to witness the rise of the "supermoon" in a village near the Kenya-Tanzanian border on Monday...
A Maasai man talks to his phone as he and his community gather to witness the rise of the supermoon in Oloika village in Shompole, Magadi near the Kenya-Tanzanian border, November 14, 2016. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption This man from the same village prefers to see the moon, which has closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948, with his naked eye
A pile of 5,250 illegal weapons are burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, in Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption The next day on the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, a crowd watches illegal rifles being set alight by police to send as a message that illegal possession of weapons will not be tolerated.
Delegates arrive for a Major Economies Forum meeting at the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, on November 16, 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption In Morocco's Marrakesh city on Wednesday, a different message is sent out - the need to preserve the planet - as a climate change conference is held amid fears that US President-elect Donald Trump will tear up agreements reached on the issue.
A worker tends to a field of mint in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 16 November 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption On the same day in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, a worker tends to a field of mint.
A boy carries sugar cane through a farm on the outskirt of Zaria in Nigeria"s northern state of Kaduna November 15, 2016. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption This boy carries sugar cane on Tuesday through a farm on the outskirt of Zaria city in northern Nigeria.
Residents salvage objects from the demolished houses that were set ablaze by government officials in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Saturday, 12 November 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption In the southern Nigerian city of Lagos on Saturday, a resident salvages what he can from his demolished home. Rights groups say the houses of 30,000 people were razed on the orders of government officials in the Lekki area, a prime site for luxury apartments.
Two girls wearing rabbit ears sit during the annual Colour run on November 12, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day, these girls, wearing rabbit ears, sit down after the annual Colour Run in South Africa's city of Cape Town...
A young man sticks his tongue out as he takes part in the annual Colour run on November 12, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Colour Run is a five kilometres paint race without winners nor prizes, while runners are showered with colored powder at stations along the run. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The 5km (three-mile) race is for fun, with runners being showered with coloured powder along the way.
Members of a Kenyan military band sound bugles to mark the start of two minutes" silence on Remembrance Sunday at the Nairobi War Cemetery in Kenya Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. The annual event is observed in Britain and around the Commonwealth to honor the contribution of those British and Commonwealth military who died in the two World Wars and later conflicts. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Image copyright AP
Image caption On Sunday, the mood is sombre at the Nairobi War Cemetery in Kenya as a military band sounds bugles to mark the start of two minutes of silence...
Kenyan war veterans observe Remembrance Sunday at the Nairobi War Cemetery in Kenya, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. The annual event is observed in Britain and around the Commonwealth to honor the contribution of those British and Commonwealth military who died in the two World Wars and later conflicts. Image copyright AP
Image caption Kenyan war veterans observed Remembrance Sunday in honour of those who died in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
A supporter of New Patriotic Party with number 5 painted on his body referring to the position occupied by the party on the electoral roll for the Ghana National Elections on December 7, takes part in a prayer vigil in Koforidua on November 16, 2016. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Wednesday, this young Ghanaian in southern Koforidua city has the 7 December election on his mind. The number five refers to the opposition New Patriotic Party's position on the electoral roll.
Egyptian Fans prior the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Ghana at Borg Al Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, 13 November 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption This Egyptian football fan's prayer came true on Sunday when Egypt beat Ghana at the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying match in Alexandria city.
Zimbabwe fielder Carl Mumba takes a catch during the opening match of an ODI series Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe in Harare, on November 14 2016. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Zimbabwean cricketer Carl Mumba takes a catch in a one-day match against Sri Lanka in Harare. But he was on the losing side, with Sri Lanka winning by eight wickets.
Egyptian actress Nahed El Sebai blows a kiss to photographers on the red carpet during the opening of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival at the Opera House in Egypt, Tuesday,15 November 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption And Egyptian actress Nahed El Sebai blows a kiss to photographers on the red carpet during the opening of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival on Tuesday.

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