Africa's week in pictures: 6-12 April 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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South African majorettes salute on Friday near the house of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who anti-apartheid campaigner who died on 2 April.
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On Wednesday, people gather at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, for Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial...
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Many of her admirers referred to her as "Mamma Winnie".
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Cameroon's Clementine Meukeugni Noumbissi rejoices on Monday on her way to getting bronze in the women's 90kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games in Australia...
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South Africa's Grace Legote contorts during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final at the Games on Thursday. She was beaten to a medal by Cyprus, Canada and Malaysia...
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Botswana's Isaac Makwala wins the men's 400m race on Tuesday, and is pretty happy about it.
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On the same day in Morocco, it was less of a sprint for those taking part in the six-day Marathon des Sables through the Sahara.
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A gold miner lifts a heavy load on Saturday in Mongbwalu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...
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In the same area, a two-year-old injured by militiamen waits at camp for those forced from their homes. Witnesses say her mother was killed and her sister's arm chopped off during a village raid.
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Ethiopians wait patiently on Wednesday in the town of Ambo for the country's new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, to address them...
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Some of those attending the rally in the Oromiya region, a hotbed of recent anti-government protests, arrive on horseback.
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Orthodox Easter fell a week later than Easter marked by other Christian churches this year. Here Ethiopians in Addis Ababa attend prayers on Saturday.
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A woman protests in the Central African Republic on Wednesday as demonstrators deposit 17 bodies in front of the UN mission, saying the dead were innocent civilians killed in clashes.
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On the same day, a woman rides a motorbike through a market in the Nigeria city of Makurdi in Benue state.
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And workers in the same state on Wednesday carry sand, used in construction, dug up from bed of the River Benue.

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