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Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016

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

A girl jumps on one of the trampolines at the Alexandra Trampoline Club in Johannesburg, South Africa - Thursday 1 December 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A girl in the South African township of Alexandra enjoys herself on a trampoline on Thursday...
South African children play on a street in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa - Thursday 1 December 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption On the same day in a poor neighbourhood near South Africa's city of Cape Town, some children relax while others try out a homemade skateboard.
An official prepares the stage prior to a ANC memorial for the late Cuban President Fidel Castro, at the the Johannesburg City Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa - Wednesday 30 November 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption An official prepares the stage at South Africa's Johannesburg City Hall for a ANC memorial for Cuba's later former leader Fidel Castro on Wednesday.
A protester holds a sign during a demonstration by opposition parties against the introduction of bond notes as a currency in Harare, Zimbabwe 30 November 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, protesters demonstrate against the introduction this week of bond notes as a cash substitute.
Model presents creations by label Reda Fawaz during a fashion show marking the 170th anniversary of Dutch manufacturer Vlisco in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Saturday 26 November 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption In Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan models take to the cat walk on Saturday to mark the 170th anniversary of Vlisco....
A model presents a creation by label Reda Fawaz during a fashion show marking the 170th anniversary of Dutch manufacturer Vlisco in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Saturday 26 November 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The Dutch firm makes fabrics that are popular with many of Africa's fashionistas.
Visitors point at a painting bearing a portrait of former Tunisian ruler from the Husainid Dynasty Muhammad III as-Sadiq during an exhibition at the Ksar Saad Palace in the suburbs of Tunis. Image copyright AFP
Image caption A day earlier, art lovers in Tunisia's main city, Tunis, study a painting of 19th Century ruler Muhammad III as-Sadiq...
epa05651101 A Tunisian artist paints a pillar in Tunis, Tunisia, 28 November 2016. The International Conference in support of economic, social and sustainable development in Tunisia, TUNISIA 2020, is held on 29 and 30 November. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA Image copyright EPA
Image caption Away from the high-brow exhibition, an artist paints a pillar in Tunis on Monday.
Egyptian artist Michael Romany creates sand drawing at his home on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt - Friday 25 November 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Artist Michael Romany does a drawing using sand on Friday at his home on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
An Egyptian fisherman paddles his boat on the Nile River during windy weather, in Cairo, Egypt - Thursday 1 December 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption On Thursday, a fisherman braves windy weather to paddle his boat on Cairo's famous River Nile...
Sudanese and Dutch women take part in an event to swim across the Blue Nile as part of an event organised by Dutch ambassador in Sudan in conjunction with charities that raise awareness against drowning and teach people safe swimming, Khartoum, Sudan - Saturday 26 November 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption In the water of the Blue Nile in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Saturday, Sudanese and Dutch women take part in an event to teach people about safe swimming.
A child covers his ears from the noise as vintage biplanes perform a flyover after arriving in Nairobi National Park in Kenya, Sunday 27 November 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption The next day, a child covers his ears from the noise of vintage biplanes arriving at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya...
Spectators react as a plane flies over them during the Vintage Air Rally at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya - Sunday 27 November 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Some people duck while others are determined to get a photo as the 20-odd participants in the Vintage Air Rally land...
A spectator takes a selfie in front of a non-vintage support aircraft that landed in Nairobi National Park in Kenya, Sunday 27 November 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption This man wisely takes a selfie with a support plane in the background after it has landed.
A supporter of the Gambian incumbent President Yahya Jammeh waits at a venue where an electoral meeting in Schur Alagie, The Gambia - Monday 28 November 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption And a supporter of Gambia's Yahya Jammeh waits at an electoral meeting on Monday ahead of Thursday's poll in which the incumbent leader faces a tough challenge to his 22-year rule.

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