Africa's top shots: 24 February-2 March 2017

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

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Ivorian actress Naky Sy Savane poses on the red carpet in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, on Sunday for the first screening at Fespaco, Africa's premier film festival…
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Thousands of visitors flood into Ouagadougou for the celebration of African film - and it's a busy time for caterers, like these chefs pictured on Monday.
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Lavish celebrations were held on Saturday for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday. Here some of his supporters struggle to carry his cake, weighing a symbolic 93kg (205lb) and moulded into the shape of the country…
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During the event, Mr Mugabe sports a cowboy hat, with his signature on one side and the year of his birth - 1924 - written in Roman numerals on the other.
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On the same day, children from South Sudan are pictured at a refugee settlement in Palorinya in Uganda...
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The day before, refugees queue at a UN hot-meal point in Kuluba. The UN says one million South Sudanese have taken refuge in Uganda since civil war erupted in December 2013, with 100,000 entering so far this year.
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An Ethiopian military veteran carries his machete on Thursday at an event in the capital, Addis Ababa, to mark the 121st anniversary of the Battle of Adwa…
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The Italians were conclusively defeated by Ethiopian troops in fighting near the northern town of Adwa in 1896.
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Algerian actors, dressed up as matchsticks, in the capital, Algiers, perform in a play on Friday called Torchaka, by Ahmed Rezzak - a combustible story about love.
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The next day, artists perform during a cultural festival in Bingerville, a town in south-eastern Ivory Coast…
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The Ivoiro-Antillais festival is aimed at building a cultural bridge between Ivory Coast and the Caribbean…
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Musicians playing traditional instruments are amongst those parading through the streets of the town.
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Also on Saturday, people from France's Djiboutian community protest in Paris against the planned visit of Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who won a fourth term in office last year.
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On Friday, a model takes part in a show of African fashion in Chile's capital, Santiago, organised by the Association of the African Community in Chile.
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A family shelters earlier in Feburary under a truck in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri carrying plastic kettles in a photo released on Friday.
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South African police officers raid a building where alleged foreign drug dealers are hiding in the capital, Pretoria, on Friday…
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On the same day, an anti-immigrant march is held in the city. Here foreign residents gesture at the protesters as the police tried to keep the rival groups apart...
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The South Africans protesting, like this man, blame foreign nationals for taking jobs and accuse migrants of being involved in prostitution rings and drug cartels.
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And on Saturday, a man and his horse swim in a dam in Greyton, in South Africa's south-western Overberg region, by the Sonderend mountain range.

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