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Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 March 2019

A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week:

A man wearing a mask and a large collar of rainbow-coloured feathers walks alongside other people in the LGBTQ parade. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Cape Town's Pride parade brings carnival spirit to the city centre on Saturday.
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Five women stand together on the red carpet at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) at the Sun City Superbowl on 2 March 2019, in Rustenburg. Image copyright Gallo Images
Image caption Linda Sokhulu, Kgomotso Christopher, Miranda Ntshangase and Penny Lebyane are among the stars at the South African Film and Television Awards.
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A man tips his printed hat, which matches the print on his shirt, on the red carpet at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) at the Sun City Superbowl on 2 March 2019, in Rustenburg. Image copyright Gallo Images
Image caption Choreographer Somizi Mhlongo also graced the red carpet at the event in Rustenburg.
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Phiwe Mkhanzi and Sthembiso Mathenjwa, the directors of IsiBaya, pose with their award statuette for Best Achievement in Directing. Image copyright Gallo Images
Image caption Among the winners on the night were the directors of TV series IsiBaya, which centres on the taxi industry and "a feud between two powerful families".
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Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, carries a camera at his home in the capital, Cairo, on 4 March 2019. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan took up his camera upon his release from prison, where he was detained for five years after the authorities arrested him for covering a violent crackdown on protestors.
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Poppy, a female crowned sifaka sits in her enclosure in a zoo in Mulhouse, eastern France, on 5 March 2019. Image copyright AFP
Image caption This crowned sifaka, an endangered type of lemur from Madagascar, peers at the camera on Tuesday inside a zoo in France's eastern city of Mulhouse.
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An Algerian lawyer tries to break through the police line during a protest against ailing president's bid for a fifth term in power, in Algiers on 7 March 2019. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Lawyers took to the streets of Algeria's capital, Algiers, on Thursday to protest against the president's plans to stand for a fifth term in office.
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An Algerian lawyer kisses a policeman during a protest against ailing president's bid for a fifth term in power, in Algiers on 7 March 2019. Image copyright AFP
Image caption One of the lawyers in Algiers plants a cheeky kiss on a policeman during the demonstrations.
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Protesters hold up flags and placards, one of which reads "Error 404 president not found" on 7 March 2019. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Students and lawyers also protested against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has rarely been seen in public since he had a stroke in 2013.
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Ivory Coast and Tottenham defender Serge Aurier vies for the ball against rivals Borussia Dortmund during their UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday, in Dortmund, western Germany. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Ivory Coast and Tottenham defender Serge Aurier vies for the ball against a player from rival team Dortmund during their UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday.
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Catholics pray at a mass at the St Theresa Cathedral Church Kator, in Juba, South Sudan. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday, Catholic worshippers pray during mass at a church in South Sudan's capital city, Juba.
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Rasta, whose real name is Lebani Sirenje, sit at an easel painting a large canvas with a brush. Image copyright Gallo Images
Image caption Rasta, whose real name is Lebani Sirenje, paints a portrait of late jazz legend and activist Dorothy Masuka on Friday in Johannesburg.
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A statue of a man is seen inside the catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa (Mound of Shards) under Alexandria, Egypt. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day in Egypt, this Roman-era statue is seen in the catacombs underneath the costal city of Alexandria.
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Columns and detailed relief art is seen inside the catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa (Mound of Shards) under Alexandria, Egypt. Image copyright AFP
Image caption As part of conservation efforts, the site is to be drained of groundwater that has collected over time.
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A soldier from the Kenyan army fights a fire on 1 March 2019 in Mount Kenya national park. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Also on Friday, a fire in Mount Kenya national park blamed on illegal marijuana farmers rages on despite efforts by soldiers to stop it.
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Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore (left) and Ghana's former President Jerry Rawlings (centre) stand under the portrait of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara at the entrance of the house where he was killed in 1987, during the inauguration of his memorial at the Conseil de l'Entente in Ouagadougou. Image copyright AFP
Image caption A portrait of Burkina Faso's former President Thomas Sankara, on the house where he was killed in Ouagadougou in 1987, looms over current President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and Ghana's former President Jerry Rawlings on Saturday.
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A man takes part in a demonstration against the CFA franc in Rome, Italy, on 2 March 2019. Image copyright NurPhoto/Getty Images
Image caption On the same day, protesters in Rome call for African nations to drop the CFA franc. They say the currency, which is pegged to the euro and backed by the French treasury, is neo-colonial.
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