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Africa's week in pictures: 19-25 October 2018

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

The shadow of a helicopter seen in an area rich in diamonds in northern Angola - Saturday 20 October 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Rich diamond fields in northern Angola, on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, are pictured from a helicopter on Saturday….
A woman carries a suitcase on her head at the border post of Chissanda in Dundo on the Angola and DR Congo border - Saturday 20 October 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Over the last month, the authorities have forced more than 300,000 Congolese, including this woman on Saturday, to return home saying they have been digging for diamonds illegally.
A vendor sitting on a fishing boat on a beach in Dakar, Senegal - Wednesday 24 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Wednesday, a vendor in Senegal's capital, Dakar, takes a break by perching on a fisherman's pirogue.
L-R: Senegalese President Macky Sall and Saudi Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sitting side by side in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Wednesday 24 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day, Senegal's President Macky Sall chats with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a conference in Riyadh that went ahead despite the allegations that the country was behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing.
A man playing an instrument at a Bedouin wedding in St Catherine, Egypt - Friday 19 October 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Bedouin men play music during a wedding in Egypt's Sinai region on Friday…
Tourists taking photos of a statue of Ramses II at the Abu Simbel Temple south of Aswan, Egypt - Monday 22 October 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Three days later, tourists take photos as sunlight illuminates the face of a statue of Ramses II at a temple south of Aswan. It is a phenomenon that only happens twice a year.
Nice Nailantei Leng'ete at a ceremony to receive a Princess of Asturias 2018 award in Oviedo, Spain - Friday 19 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Nice Nailantei Leng'ete, a Kenyan activist who fights against female genital mutilation, stands on Friday to receive a top Spanish award - the Princess of Asturias 2018 for International Cooperation.
A Rwandan woman with blue and red hair at the 3018: fashion show at the 12th Annual Black New England Conference at the University of New Hampshire - Saturday 20 October 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The next day, a Rwandan model is pictured during an "Afro-futuristic" fashion show at the US University of New Hampshire…
Models at the 3018: fashion show at the 12th Annual Black New England Conference at the University of New Hampshire - Saturday 20 October 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption It was an opportunity for designers to showcase African outfits and styles that may be worn 1,000 years from now...
A South African model wearing sunglasses at a South African Fashion Week, Johannesburg, South Africa - Wednesday 24 October 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A show at South African Fashion Week in Johannesburg on Wednesday also has a futurist look…
A model in flares on the catwalk in Bamako, Mali - Saturday 20 October 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption But in Mali's capital, Bamako, it was a throwback to flares at the We Wax the World fashion show on Saturday...
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a stripped suit at parliament in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Thursday 25 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption And not to be outdone on the fashion front, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed turns up in parliament looking dapper on Thursday.
Cameroonian women celebrating President Paul Biya's election victory - Monday 22 October 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Cameroonians in material showing the face of President Paul Biya celebrate his election victory in the capital, Yaounde, on Monday.
South Sudanese political detainees and prisoners of war walk out of prison in the capital, Juba, South Sudan - Thursdasy 25 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption South Sudanese prisoners of war walk out of jail in the capital, Juba, on Thursday - as part of a peace deal signed last month.
Men looking at the post Papa Hedi - the man behind the microphone in Tunis, Tunisia - Tuesday 23 October 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Tuesday, men in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, look at a film poster for Papa Hedi, dedicated to the famous singer Hedi Jouini and directed by his granddaughter Claire.
A child surfing off Muizenberg in Cape Town, South Africa - Thursday 25 October 2018 Image copyright EPA
Image caption A young surfer rides a wave at sunrise near Cape Town in South Africa on Thursday.
China Nicky, winner of television series Big Brother, waves to fans through the roof of a car - Thursday 25 October 2018
Image caption And fans of the winner of Sierra Leone's Big Sister reality TV show cheer her on as she takes part in a victory parade in the capital, Freetown, on Thursday.

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