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Africa's top shots: 13-19 January 2017

Young ballet dancers jumping in Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 18 January 2017 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Young ballet dancers practise their moves in Kibera slum in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday.
Children sliding down a snow-covered slop in Medea, Algeria - Wednesday 18 January 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day, children use plastic sacks to slide down a slope after snowfall on the outskirts of Medea in Algeria.
Two Spanish armed policemen wearing balaclavas in Ceuta, North Africa - Friday 13 January 2017 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Armed policemen patrol in Ceuta on Friday after the arrest of two suspected jihadists in the Spanish North African enclave.
Fighters rest on a big gun and wave at the camera in Benghazi, Libya - Saturday 14 January 2017 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Members of a Libyan anti-jihadist militia pose for a photograph on Saturday as they hold a position during fighting on the southern outskirts of Benghazi.
Women taking a selfie during the annual Timkat epiphany celebration in Gondar, Ethiopia - Wednesday 18 January 2017 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption On Wednesday, women pose for a selfie during the annual Timkat epiphany celebration in the Ethiopian city of Gondar...
People holding candles during the annual Timkat epiphany celebration in Gondar, Ethiopia - Wednesday 18 January 2017 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption It is an Orthodox Christian festival marking the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan…
People in the Fasilides Bath during the annual Timkat epiphany celebration in Gondar, Ethiopia - Thursday 19 January 2017 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The next day, worshippers jump into the Fasilides Bath - the waters of which are blessed by a priest as part of a ceremony...
A deacon carrying a cross during the annual Timkat epiphany celebration in Gondar, Ethiopia - Wednesday 18 January 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption And replicas of the Ark of the Covenant, said to contain the 10 commandments, are also paraded through Gondar's streets. Here a deacon carries a cross on Wednesday.
A Gabonese football fan blows a kiss at a Africa Cup of Nations match in Libreville, Gabon - Wednesday 18 January 2017 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day, a Gabonese football fan blows a kiss during an Africa Cup of Nations match. The tournament kicked off in Gabon on Saturday…
Cameroonian fans dressed as lions at a Africa Cup of Nations match in Libreville, Gabon - Saturday 14 January 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption And it's a time for fans to get creative…Here some Cameroonians roar their support on Saturday for their team, the Indomitable Lions…
A football fan from the DR Congo wearing a feather headdress at a Africa Cup of Nations match in Oyem , Gabon - Monday 16 January 2017 Image copyright AFP
Image caption It is all feathers for a supporter of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Leopards at Oyem on Monday.
Boys doing warm up exercises on a beach in Monrovia, Liberia - Saturday 14 January 2017 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Boys warm up to play football on a beach in the slum township of West Point in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, on Saturday...
Footballers play a game on a street in central Monrovia, Liberia - Sunday 15 January 2017 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The next day, another group play a game on the streets in central Monrovia where there is a shortage of football pitches.
A Nigerian soldier holding an upside rifle during an Army Remembrance Day parade in Lagos, Nigeria - Sunday 15 January 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Also on Sunday, a soldier holds his rifle upside down at a military parade in Lagos to remember Nigeria's fallen soldiers.
Horse riders take part in the Festival of Oasis of Tozeur in Tunisia - Tuesday 17 January 2017 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Horse riders on Tuesday take part in Tunisia's Festival of Oasis of Tozeur, which this year celebrated culture and heritage in all its forms…
An Egyptian folk group perform in the Festival of Oasis of Tozeur in Tunisia - Tuesday 17 January 2017 Image copyright EPA
Image caption An Egyptian folk group at the festival performed for the crowds on the same day.
Gambians in a canoe row to Niafarang in Senegal - Tuesday 17 January 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption All eyes are on The Gambia this week where Yahya Jammeh has been refusing to leave power after losing an election. Here Gambians fearing violence flee to Senegal by canoe on Tuesday…
A car piled high with furniture queues at the border post point in Seleki, Senegal - Tuesday 17 January 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day, a car piled high with furniture queues at the border post into Senegal. Poll winner Adama Barrow has since been sworn in as president at a ceremony in Senegal.

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