Africa's top shots: 16-22 December 2016

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

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image captionTwo workers dressed as Santa Claus swim in a fish tank during a show at a marine theme park in Durban, South Africa.
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image captionMeanwhile, still in the festive spirit, a man dressed as Santa poses with Ivory Coast's first lady Dominique Ouattara (C) and children at the presidential palace in Abidjan.
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image captionThese men hang off the back of a truck loaded with farm produce along a road in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
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image captionSomali vendors offload a catch from fishing boats at Bosaso beach in Puntland north-eastern Somalia.
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image captionA man jumps over a huge pothole full of rain water in what was once a tarred road in the high-density suburb of Highfields, in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.
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image captionA bodybuilder flexes his muscles as he looks at himself in a mirror, after a routine workout at a gym in the Ugandan capital, Kampala...
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image captionIn the same gym, another bodybuilder poses for a picture after lifting weights.
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image captionYoung people in the Libyan city of Sirte play football after so-called Islamic State were driven out.
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image captionThis visitor takes a selfie with a Rothschild sub-species giraffe at Nairobi's Giraffe Centre on Wednesday.
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image captionBarbers shave their clients at an open stall in the Lingwala district of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.
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image captionOn Tuesday, these soldiers from Burkina Faso carry the portraits of 12 servicemen killed during an Islamist attack a few days earlier.
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image captionA military guard stands to attention at the airport in Abuja, Nigeria, as German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen walks past.
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image captionTunisians shout slogans during a protest over the killing of aviation engineer Mohamed Zouari, at Habib Bourgiba Avenue in the capital, Tunis.

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