Africa

Africa's top shots: 30 December 2016 - 6 January 2017

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

Clowns perform on stage at the One Lagos fiesta in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On New Year's Eve, clowns perform on stage at the One Lagos fiesta in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos
Two artistes perform on stage at the One Lagos fiesta in Lagos as part of the festivities of New Year's Eve Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Dancers and singers also perform as part of the night's entertainment
Lights shine on the pyramids during New Year's Day celebrations on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Lights shine on the pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, to usher in the New Year
Tunisian Club Africain's supporters wave flags and burn flares during a friendly with Paris Saint Germain on January 4, 2017, in Rades. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Supporters of Tunisia's Club Africain wave flags and burn flares during a friendly with Paris Saint-Germain in the harbour city of Rades
A disguised and painted man does a tongue trick during a street parade in Cape Town on 2 January Image copyright AFP
Image caption A participant in a street parade in Cape Town shows serious attitude
A man dressed as a green monkey shows his cheeky side at a traditional Fancy Dress festival in Winneba, Ghana. Image copyright AFP
Image caption ...while another fancy-dresser shows his cheeky side at a traditional festival in Winneba, Ghana
A Kenyan child enjoy a ride on a slide as families gather at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, Kenya, 1 Jan 2017, to celebrate New Year. Image copyright AP
Image caption A Kenyan child plays on a slide as families gather to celebrate the New Year at a park in the capital Nairobi
Senegal's national football team player Sadio Mane takes part in a training session on January 4, 2017 iin Dakar, during preparations for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Senegalese winger Sadio Mane takes part in a training session on Wednesday in Dakar, as the team prepares for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon later in the month
In South Sudan, civilians conduct business at a market in Yei, southwest of the capital Juba on 1 Jan 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption South Sudanese shop for vegetables at a market in Yei, south-west of the capital, Juba on New Year's Day
A 19 year-old migrant from Gabon is photographed in a suitcase in Ceuta by the Spanish Guardia Civil on 3 Jan, 2017. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Tuesday, a 19 year-old migrant from Gabon is found hiding in a suitcase during a border check between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta
An aircraft drops water on a wild fire raging in the Helderberg mountains in South Africa Image copyright EPA
Image caption An aircraft drops water on a wildfire raging in the Helderberg mountains near Cape Town in South Africa on Wednesday
Up against the same bushfire near Cape Town, firefighters spray embers to prevent a flare up. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Up against the same bushfire near Cape Town, firefighters spray water to prevent a flare-up

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