Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 March 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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image captionYoung Congolese are seen inside a camp for Internally Displaced Persons in Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo. An ongoing ethnic conflict has forced 67,000 people from their homes in the area.
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image captionModels present creations by Unicef ambassador South African designer Gavin Rajah during African Fashion International Fashion Week in Cape Town, South Africa.
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image captionA man adjusts a mast aboard a dhow boat carrying tourists as it sails during the sunset off the coast of Lamu Island, a popular beach resort in Kenya.
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image captionA sheep wears a medal it won during a three-day auction in Misrata, Libya.
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image captionSome of the newly released Dapchi schoolgirls board a plane at the air force base in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Government officials say 105 girls and one boy have been released, however five girls reportedly died.
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image captionFormer prisoners board a truck after being released from the Mpimba Central Prison as part of a mass presidential pardon, in Bujumbura, Burundi.
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image captionAfrican leaders pose during the African Union (AU) Summit to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area in Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday to create one of the world's largest free trade blocs. Ten countries, including Africa's biggest economy, Nigeria, did not sign up over fears it would cost jobs.
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image captionSfax supporters wave flares during a friendly match against former French international players to mark the 90th anniversary of the Tunisian club, at the Mhiri Stadium in Sfax.
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image captionZimbabwe's first Miss Albino Sithembiso Mutukura receives a bouquet of flowers after receiving her crown in Harare. The 22-year-old beat 12 other contestants in Zimbabwe's inaugural Miss Albinism pageant aimed at reducing stigma associated with the condition.
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image captionA young Congolese fisherman tends to his nets along the banks of Lake Tanganyika in Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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image captionThe aftermath of Tropical Storm Eliakim near Manambonitra in Madagascar, on Sunday.
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image captionA woman fills a bucket with tap water in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Wednesday, the day before World Water Day. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is "Nature for Water", exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st Century.
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image captionA South Sudanese priest conducts mass in the Central African Republic refugee camp of Obo on Friday. Since 2016, more than 2,000 people have crossed the border to escape the civil war in South Sudan.

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