Africa

Africa in pictures: 14-20 November 2014

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

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Nigerian Muslim beauty pageant finalist Blqis Adebayo tours an ancient Buddhist temple complex in Indonesia on Monday. About 25 finalists from around the world compete in the final round of the competition in the city of Yogyakarta from 13-21 November...

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Two days earlier, models present creations made of bark cloth material by fashion designer Jose Hendo during the first fashion week show held in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The designer has made dresses from the cloth of Uganda's indigenous mutuba trees, mixed with cotton, silk and denim.

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While on Saturday, these women show their finest outfits at a beauty contest in South Sudan's capital, Juba. Twelve contestants took part in the event organised by the South Sudan Artists Association. The contest has been running annually since the 2005 peace accord, which ended the decades-long north-south conflict. South Sudan achieved its independence in 2011.

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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhibition at Museum Africa in the South African city of Johannesburg on Thursday...

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Two days earlier, graffiti covers a sculpture in the form of a giant pair of spectacles on Cape Town's Sea Point Promenade. Inspired by anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, the work Perceiving Freedom by artist Michael Elion has stirred controversy in South Africa. A group calling itself Tokolos Stencil Collective said it defaced the "atrocious" work of art, which it also called "white supremacist corporatist art".

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On Wednesday, Egyptians walk past graffiti marking the third anniversary of the 2011 protests against the military. At least 43 people were killed and more than 3,000 wounded in clashes between the protesters and security forces that began on 19 November 2011, just nine months after long-serving ruler Hosni Mubarak's was ousted in a popular uprising. The military overthrew Egypt's democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

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In the Tunisian city of Sfax on Thursday, a supporter of the secular Nidaa Tounes party is in jubilant mood ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring, and has largely avoided the violence seen elsewhere.

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Ghana's ambassador to Russia, Kodzo Kpoku Alabo, poses for a photo with President Vladimir Putin after presenting his credentials in the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Ghanaian diplomats tend to wear traditional outfits when presenting their credential in foreign states.

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On Friday, Moroccan King Mohammed VI (2nd right) poses with the royal family during the wedding ceremony of his brother Prince Moulay Rachid and Oum Keltoum Boufares at the palace in Rabat city.

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A cart puller is stopped by security officers in Kenya's port city of Mombasa on Monday. The security forces have shut four mosques in the city for alleged links with Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab. Worshippers deny the allegation. Mombasa has been hit by bombings and shootings since Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011 to help defeat al-Shabab.

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A Liberian man looks at a painting which is part of an Ebola sensitization campaign on a wall in central Monrovia. The government says the fight against Ebola must continue despite the reduction of number of cases in the country. Ebola has infected around 15,000 people in West Africa with more than 5,400 deaths.

The first car with a chassis built in Kenya is displayed in the capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday. The car is being sold for around $10,500 (£6,700).