Africa

Africa in pictures: 31 October-6 November 2014

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

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The Roman Catholic basilica in Ivory Coast's capital, Yamoussoukro - the world's largest church - is pictured at sunset on Saturday as it was confirmed that Blaise Compaore, the former president of Burkina Faso, was staying in the city. He had resigned and left his country the previous day, following mass protests at his attempt to change the constitution to extend his rule.

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In the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, people got back to business this week - a market trader is seen at work on Thursday…

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And the city's ubiquitous motorbikes were back on the streets. The army has taken over power and negotiations are ongoing to find a civilian transitional leader. The African Union has given them a two-week deadline to do so.

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Some male models take to the cat walk on Friday - the penultimate day of Lagos Fashion and Design Week in Nigeria...

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On the same day, a woman arranges shoes to be worn by some of the models…

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The designers did not forget the Bring Back Our Girls campaign to press the authorities to do more to free more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria in April.

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In Zambia, members of the armed forces and other officials attend a ceremony at the airport in the capital, Lusaka, on Saturday to mark the arrival of President Michael Sata's body from London, where he had died of undisclosed illness.

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Members of Morocco's beach soccer team celebrate their victory on Tuesday over the United Arab Emirates in a match during the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup being held in Dubai.

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Cameroonian footballer Franck Etoundi celebrates a goal for his team FC Zurich during a Europa League match against Villarreal CF in the Swiss city of Zurich on Thursday.

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Ugandan children rehearse martial arts moves in the capital, Kampala on Saturday.

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Forty years on from the legendary fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital take part in a competition on Friday to mark the anniversary of the "rumble in the jungle".

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On Monday, in Libya's second city of Benghazi, a member of the pro-government forces fires from the top of a building during an attack on districts held by Islamist militias.

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A woman prays for the end of Ebola in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, on Friday. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the countries worst-hit by the outbreak which has killed more than 4,900 people this year.

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In Ivory Coast, where there have been no cases of the virus, UN workers talk to students on Tuesday in Toulepleu, which borders Liberia, about Ebola and warn about the dangers of bushmeat.

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South African football fans mourn the death of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa at his funeral in Durban on Saturday. He was shot after burglars entered his girlfriend's house near Johannesburg the weekend before.

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And a man walks along Coco Beach in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam on Friday.