Africa's top shots: 10-16 March 2017

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A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.

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A worker at a tobacco auction in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, checks the crop as the 2017 selling season gets under way on Wednesday.
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On the same day, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta is welcomed by a guard of honour before he delivers his state of the nation address in parliament.
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Also on Wednesday, in Monrovia, Liberians mark the birthday of the country's first president Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who was born in 1829.
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Benin's new ambassador in Russia Rene Coto Sounon is formally welcomed by President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony in the Kremlin on Thursday.
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An Egyptian man takes a break on Monday from the work to lift a newly discovered statue of a pharaoh in Cairo.
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On Friday, a South Sudanese pastor in the capital, Juba, takes part in a day of national prayer for repentance and forgiveness.
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On the same day, women collect bags of food aid in the country's Unity State where famine was declared last month.
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On Sunday, in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, anxious onlookers watch as rescuers try to find survivors after a landslide at the city's huge rubbish dump...
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More than 100 people died in the disaster and on Monday the funeral of one of the victims takes place.
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is welcomed home in the capital, Abuja, on Friday from extended sick leave.
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On Tuesday, an Egyptian, pardoned by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after he was convicted for taking part in demonstrations, is greeted outside the jail in Tora.
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People in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo collect water on Friday from a flooded area affected by cyclone Enawo.
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A Marabou Stork defends its territory from a nosey photographer in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Saturday.

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