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Africa's week in pictures: 24-30 August 2018

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

A girl picking a mango in al-Giza, Egypt - Monday 27 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption An eight-year-old girl harvests mangoes in the Egyptian village of al-Giza on Monday....
A farmer checking mangoes on laid out on the floor in Al-Giza, Egypt Image copyright AFP
Image caption This farmer checks the picked fruit under the trees before they are packaged up for sale.
Schoolchildren, one with a phone decorated with the British flag, wait for UK Prime Minister Theresa May at the ID Mkhize Secondary School in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 28 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Tuesday, South African children wait for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to visit their school in Gugulethu...
Prime Minister Theresa May dancing at ID Mkhize Secondary School in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 28 August 2018 Image copyright PA
Image caption Mrs May has gone viral this week after she attempted some dance moves at the school...
UK leader Theresa May greeting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria - Wednesday 29 August 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The UK leader was on a three-nation tour of the continent. On Wednesday, she has great rapport with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari - but no dancing is on the cards.
Senegal President Macky Sall greets German leader Angela Merkel in Dakar, Senegal - Wednesday 29 August 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption But on the same day, German leader Angela Merkel and her Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall look like they are about to take to the dance floor as she is welcomed in Dakar...
A presidential guard marching outside the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal - Wednesday 29 August 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The reception took place at the presidential palace in the Senegalese capital - where this gendarme is keeping guard.
Members of Namibia's delegation at a service to return human remains in Berlin, Germany - Wednesday 29 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In the German capital, Berlin, on Wednesday Namibians attend a church service where the human remains of people killed during a genocide in colonial Namibia were returned...
Namibians protest outside a ceremony in Berlin, Germany to hand back human remains from Germany to Namibia following the 1904-1908 genocide against the Herero and Nama - Wednesday 29 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Tens of thousands of Herero and Nama were murdered in response to an anti-colonial uprising 100 years ago - and the community is demanding reparations from Germany.
Rival protesters - some pro-Palestinian, others pro-Israel - stand outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa - Friday 24 August 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Outside South Africa's parliament on Friday, two rival protests - one pro-Palestinian, the other pro-Israel - take place amicably.
A Congolese woman stands in the ocean for the first time guided by an American woman during during a programme to help integrate new refugees in Maine, the US - Tuesday 28 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption On Tuesday, a woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo stands in the ocean for the first time during a programme in Maine to help integrate new refugees to the US.
A tri-athlete putting on goggles on a beach in Port Elizabeth, South African - Thursday 30 August 2018 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A tri-athlete prepares to go training on a beach in Port Elizabeth in South African ahead of an Ironman competition next month.
A woman on a weighing scale outside a bank observed by two other women in Tunis, Tunisia - Thursday 30 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day, women use a scale in front of the bank in Tunisia's capital to weigh themselves.
A man sorts through electronic waste at the Agbogbloshi electronic waste site in Accra, Ghana - Monday 27 August 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A man sorts through leads at the Agbogbloshi electronic waste site in Ghana's capital, Accra, on Monday…
Men burning electronic waste in at the Agbogbloshi electronic waste site in Accra, Ghana - Monday 27 August 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Heavy and precious metals are extracted by burning the cables so that they can be reused.
Uganda acrobats performing in Kampala, Uganda - Saturday 25 August 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Acrobats perform during the Royal Ascot Goat Races in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday...
Goats racing at the Royal Ascot Goat Races in Kampala, Uganda - Saturday 25 August 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption It is a charity goat race event - and parody of Britain's famous horse race...
A woman taking a selfie at the Royal Ascot Goat Races in Kampala, Uganda - Saturday 25 August 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption And, like Ascot, it is a time for the fashionistas to show off.
A man blows a vuvuzela during the official inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare, Zimbabwe - Sunday 26 August 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A man blows a vuvuzela during the official inauguration ceremony of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday.
A soldier lowers the Union Jack at State House in Nairobi, Kenya - Thursday 30 August 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption And a soldier lowers the union jack on Thursday after a news conference at Kenya's State House on the last day of Mrs May's African tour.

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