Africa's week in pictures: 17-23 August 2018

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A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.

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A girl plays in a swamp on Sunday near the South Sudanese town of Nyal, where her family is now living having fled their home during the civil war.
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A camel trader's son smiles at a livestock market on Friday ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival outside Egypt's capital, Cairo…
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The next day, money is counted at the livestock market in Hargeisa in the self-declared republic of Somaliland. During the Eid festivities, Muslims who can afford it buy an animal to sacrifice...
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Eid is also a time to dress up. In Mali's capital, Bamako, on Monday a girl decorates a woman's foot with henna…
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On the same day - the eve of Eid - this customer in Bamako shows off her tattooed henna hands and manicured nails…
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On Tuesday, a roadside barber shaves a man for the Eid events taking place in Ibafo in south-western Nigeria...
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On the same day in Ibafo, a girl kneels near her father at the Eid prayers...
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During the prayers in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a boy runs past with a toy gun, often given to children as Eid presents.
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On Wednesday, African migrants celebrate after entering an immigration centre in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta…
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About 200 migrants managed to jump the border fence between Morocco and Ceuta. These young men perform for the camera on the seafront.
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On Tuesday, women in the Ethiopian city of Mekelle go to the market ahead of the annual Ashenda festival to celebrate the Virgin Mary...
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The BBC's Girmay Gebru says heavy rains on Wednesday do not stop the revellers, who plait their hair in an elaborate design called Ga'me, from attending the event at a stadium.
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On Monday, someone with a large load in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi passes by the family home of Kofi Annan, the former UN chief who died on Saturday.
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A priestess attends a festival on Friday for the Yoruba fertility goddess Osun, in Osogbo in south-western Nigeria…
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Thousands travel to the festival, with believers saying the river waters by the Osun Sacred Grove can heal diseases and "cure" infertility.
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Students in South Africa protest on Wednesday outside parliament in Cape Town, pleading for amnesty for fellow students convicted after violence during #FeesMustFall protests.
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Ugandan opposition MP and musician Bobi Wine appears in court on treason charges on Thursday. He has been in custody for more than a week and is alleged to have been badly beaten by soldiers.
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And a man shows off his chapatti-making skills at a festival on Sunday in Uganda's capital to celebrate the "Rolex". This is the fast food of choice in Kampala: a vegetable omelette wrapped in a chapatti.

Pictures from AFP, BBC, EPA and Reuters

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