Africa

Africa in pictures: 24-30 October 2014

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

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Pupils stand near pieces of wood with Koranic verses written on them at a makeshift Islamic school under a tree in the Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya on Wednesday…

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More than 350,000 Somali refugees are resident in the camp, which the UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited this week.

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On Sunday, Leah Kalanguka, a former mushroom and poultry farmer, is crowned Miss Uganda flanked by the runners-up of the annual beauty pageant, which is now used to promote agriculture in the East African nation.

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Burkina Faso dominated the news this week - with marches against moves to change the constitution that would have allowed Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule as president. Protests began in force on Tuesday…

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The day before the scheduled parliamentary vote, people demonstrate on Wednesday about the high cost of living. By Friday Mr Compaore had resigned as president after protesters had set fire to parliament and government buildings.

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In Morocco on Thursday, supporters of jailed Salafists - ultraconservative Muslims - demonstrate in the capital, Rabat, over the government's amendment of anti-terror laws.

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The day before, a migrant climbs over a fence on Morocco's border with the Spanish territory of Melilla.

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A man takes a picture of works by Angolan photographer Edson Chagas displayed at the Lagos photo festival in Nigeria on Monday.

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In the Nigerian city on Wednesday, models take a selfie backstage during Lagos fashion and design week...

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Various Nigerian designers presented their collections. On the left a model shows off a Sunny Rose dress on Thursday and the daughter (right) of designer PhunkAfrique took to the catwalk the day before.

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On Saturday, a reveller takes part in a gay pride parade in South African city of Johannesburg.

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And in Durban on Tuesday, a child wears an Orlando Pirates football jersey with the name of Senzo Meyiwa, the team's goalkeeper who was murdered during a robbery at his girlfriend's home in Johannesburg.