Africa's week in pictures: 19 - 25 January 2018

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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 Zimbabwean boy drinks water from a borehole in Chegutu, about 100km (62 miles) west of the capital, Harare, on Monday.
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The next day, a dead fish lies on the dry bed of a dam in South Africa's drought-hit Western Cape province.
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There is no fear of a water shortage in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, where a clergy boy sprays blessed water on followers of the Orthodox Church on Friday...
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Young clergy girls also attend the Timket, or Epiphany, festival...
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These young children are not left out either from the festival, which commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan.
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Three days later in the Israeli city of Herzliya, African migrants protest against the government's decision to deport tens of thousands of them.
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On the same day, a woman hangs dyed textiles in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan. The government hopes to boost the textile sector to create more jobs.
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Physically challenged Ghanaians compete in the International Federation of Skate Soccer tournament in the capital Accra on Saturday. The tournament aims to showcase the potential of physically challenged people.
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While in Liberia's capital Monrovia, a man blows his horn on Monday to celebrate former international football star George Weah's inauguration as president.
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In Togo's capital Lome on Saturday, a man with body paint in the colours of the national flag protests to demand an end to 50 years of rule by the Eyadema family.
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In Kenya's capital Nairobi on Tuesday, women lie on the ground with placards to protest against alleged sexual abuse in the maternity wing of the biggest referral hospital in the country.
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On Friday, these two students are among 14,000 who received degrees at Uganda's prestigious Makerere University in the capital, Kampala.
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In Egypt's capital Cairo on Thursday, the almost 3,000-year-old statue of King Ramses II is moved from a square named after him to a museum to protect it from pollution.

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