Africa's week in pictures: 29 June - 5 July 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 captionA model prepares backstage during the fashion preview for the Durban July, South Africa's biggest, and most stylish, horse race...
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image captionWith this year's theme being "It is time", organisers asked designers to create timeless fashion and to use the elements of a watch face to conceptualize outfits.
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image captionIn South Africa's commercial capital Johannesburg, this man is following the theme "Be the Legacy" by having a hair cut similar to that sported in his youth by anti-apartheid Nelson Mandela, who would have turned 100 later this month.
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image captionA statue of Patrice Lumumba is unveiled in Belgium's capital Brussels, as the former colonial power honours the man who led the Democratic Republic of Congo to independence, before he was assassinated, allegedly with the help of Belgium and the US.
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image captionIn Swaziland, sub-Saharan Africa's only absolute monarchy, Gay Pride is celebrated for the first time...
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image captionThis woman is part of the crowd in the capital, Mbabane, demanding the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the conservative kingdom.
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image captionIn Mali's capital Bamako, a boy from the Fulani ethnic group takes part in a silent protest to call for an end to fighting between farmers and herders in the centre of the country.
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image captionAcclaimed Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango celebrates 60 years in music by performing at a concert in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan.
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image captionFrench President Emmanuel Macron poses for selfies with artists at the famous Afrika Shrine nightclub built in honour of legendary musician Fela Kuti in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
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image captionBack in Europe, Ugandan Francis Kashamba stands at the door of an abandoned school occupied by migrants in Spain's city of Barcelona.
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image captionIn Liberia's capital Monrovia, Sando Brownell and the bride, Vester Sayee, share wedding cake as guests looks on.
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image captionThese women from the Turkana ethnic group rest in the shade of a truck during a festival in Kenya's Loiyangalani town on the south-eastern coast of Lake Turkana.
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image captionWhile this woman walks past a foreign exchange bureau advertisement, showing the US dollar, in Egypt's capital Cairo.

Images from Mathias Wasik, AFP, EPA, Getty Images and Reuters.

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