Africa's week in pictures: 21-27 April 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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Sapeurs from DR Congo and Ivory Coast gathered on Tuesday to pay homage to musician Papa Wemba who died at the Femua music festival in Abidjan a year ago...
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He was the king of the sapeurs and founder of "La Sape" (Society of Partygoers and Elegant People)...
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Sapeurs must be well dressed, wearing designer labels, and they must also smell good, be well groomed and always sport a smart hair cut.
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On Wednesday, a woman selling second-hand underwear waits for customers in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.
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On the same day, a man pushes a wheelbarrow through a street in the Okepopo district of Lagos.
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On Saturday, a woman sits inside a Christian souvenir shop ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Cairo.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) accompanies Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed past the guard of honour during an official welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey.
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A porter transports a cart loaded with empty plastic drums to a recycling dealer in the outskirts of Kenya's capital of Nairobi.
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A supporter of Kenya' Orange Democratic Party arrives at a rally where its leader Raila Odinga was named the presidential candidate of the opposition coalition.

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