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Africa's top shots: 7-13 January 2017

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

On Saturday, 7 Jan, a youngster "wears" on the cheek his support for Ghanaian new President Nana Akufo-Addo during his inauguration in Accra. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Saturday, a young supporter of new Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo during his inauguration in Accra...
A drummer at work at the swearing-in ceremony of Ghanaian new president, Nana Akufo-Addo. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption At the same event, a drummer entertains the presidential well-wishers...
Men blowing horns during the official inauguration ceremony for Ghana's new president Nana Akufo-Addo Image copyright EPA
Image caption While these men blows their horns for the new president.
Mutinous soldiers in the streets of Bouake, Ivory Coast Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Neighbouring Ivory Coast was rocked on Saturday by a mutiny with these soldiers out on the streets of Bouake, the second largest city, demanding better treatment...
Passengers in Ivory Coast rest next to a bus, some 15km from Bouake which was rocked by a mutiny Image copyright AFP
Image caption News of the mutiny disrupted the flow of traffic into Bouake, meaning these passengers had time on their hands.
Rally in Abuja, Nigeria, of members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Sunday, members of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign rally in Nigeria's capital Abuja to mark 1,000 days since more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok...
Riot-police in Abuja charging at a #BringBackOurGirls rally Image copyright Reuters
Image caption All did not go well for the activists as they later saw these riot-police officers charge at them to disrupt their rally.
A security guard on patrol during launch of the first batch of Standard Gauge Railway freight locomotives at the port in Mombasa, Kenya on Wednesday, 11 Jan. Image copyright AFP
Image caption A security guard on patrol during the launch of the first batch of Standard Gauge Railway freight locomotives at the port in Mombasa, Kenya on Wednesday.
11 Jan, South Sudanese basketball wheelchair players train at the Juba Basketball Court Image copyright AFP
Image caption Also on Wednesday, South Sudanese wheelchair basketball players train in the capital, Juba.
Tunisian boys throw stones towards a police station in a town at the border with Libya Image copyright AFP
Image caption While Tunisian boys throw stones towards a police station in a town on the border with Libya where locals are angry at a ban on cross-border trade.
On Tuesday, 10 Jan, the daughter of slain Burundian minister of water, Emmanuel Niyonkuru, blesses his father's grave during his funeral in Bujumbura. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Tuesday, the daughter of slain Burundian Water Minister Emmanuel Niyonkuru blesses her father's grave during his funeral in Bujumbura.
A police lieutenant kneels as she watches a homeless girl eat Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Wednesday, an Algerian police lieutenant kneels as she watches a homeless girl eat during "Winter Soup", a charity drive by police to feed homeless people, in Algiers.
Children displaced by fighting in southern Kaduna, Nigeria in front a house where they took refuge. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Monday, children displaced by fighting in southern Kaduna, Nigeria, stand in front of a house where they had sought refuge.

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