Africa

Africa in pictures: 10-16 October 2014

A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week:

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An Egyptian police officer tackles a football fan near a flare during the African Nations Cup qualifying match between Egypt and Botswana in Cairo on Wednesday. Egypt won 2-0, but are still only third in Group G with two matches remaining...

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In Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, fans climb a scoreboard to watch the qualifier between the Congolese national side and Ivory Coast on Saturday. Ivory Coast won 2-1, but faced a shock three days later when they lost the return match 4-3. It was only The Elephants' second defeat in 52 qualifiers at home.

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Meanwhile, Ugandan boxer Lydia Nantale is preparing to take part in the Women's World Boxing Championships in South Korea's Jeju city next month. Here, she poses outside her home in Katanga slum in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Wednesday.

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Three days later, a performer rides a horse during an equestrian show, organised by Tunisia's Ministry of Culture at the Roman Amphitheatre in the town of El Jem. The amphitheatre, dating from the third century, is a World Heritage site and the largest in North Africa.

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In Morocco's capital, Rabat, on Monday, visitors look at artworks of the exhibition "1914-2014: 100 Years of Creation". The works of Moroccan artists are on display at the museum which opened last week. It is first contemporary art museum in the North African state.

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A visually impaired girl touches an installation depicting the pyramid at the Children's Museum in Egypt's capital, Cairo, on Thursday. The Egyptian Supreme Council for Antiquities arranged activities for the children to create an awareness of their heritage.

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On the other end of the continent on Wednesday, a model presents a creation by South African fashion designer Jenevieve Lyons during the Johannesburg fashion week.

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On the same day in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a healthcare worker speaks to children recovering from the Ebola at a treatment centre...

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Also on Wednesday, these boys run from the dust blown as a US military aircraft departs from the site of an Ebola treatment centre under construction in the northern Liberian city of Tubmanburg. The centre is one of 17 being built in Liberia with US help to combat the Ebola outbreak...

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A day earlier, smoke rises as the bodies of Ebola victims are burnt at a government-run crematorium outside of the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The government has ordered that Ebola victims be cremated, as dead bodies are highly contagious.

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On Friday, a woman from the Kya Sands informal settlement near South African city of Johannesburg fetches water from a pump. A fire, apparently caused by illegal electrical wiring, destroyed much of the settlement. Most of its residents are from rural South Africa and neighbouring Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

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In Mozambique's capital, Maputo, on Thursday, a woman looks out of her window. The opposition Renamo party has declared itself the winner of Wednesday's presidential and parliamentary elections, rejecting preliminary official results which give the governing Frelimo party the lead.