Africa's week in pictures: 31 August- 6 September 2018

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

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And we are off at Kenya's Maralal International Camel Derby on Sunday...
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Contestants wait at the start of the 21km (13 miles) annual race in northern Kenya.
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It is a different kind of race in Liberia as parents navigate a muddy road caused by torrential rain on Tuesday.
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The day before, migrants pick their way through a forest as they hide from the police near Morocco's port city of Tangier.
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On Friday, the red carpet is rolled out at Nigeria's State House for the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Things slow down on Wednesday in Aswan as a dust-storm blankets the Egyptian city...
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While cars hit a standstill on Thursday outside a petrol station in Kenya due to a new tax on fuel.
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On Tuesday, well-dressed guests attend the inauguration of Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
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While one of the new tunnels under the Suez Canal gets a lick of paint.
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The energy picks up in South Africa as a Hare Krishna devotee takes part in a "Peace March" in Durban on Sunday.
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The race goes on in Port Elizabeth the day before as a triathlete takes part in the Ironman championship.

Pictures from AFP, EPA, Getty Images and Reuters

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