Africa

Africa in pictures: 21-27 November 2014

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

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Libyan men in traditional costume ride horses on Thursday during a wedding in Tajura, a coastal suburb of the capital, Tripoli.

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Children hold flags on Wednesday during a rehearsal parade in Osogbo in south-west Nigeria on the eve of the inauguration of Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for his second term in office. The state is out of step with the national electoral calendar because he challenged the outcome of elections in 2007 and was eventually declared the winner in 2010.

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The day before, a hunter in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Yola checks the sharpness of a machete before going on patrol. Vigilante groups have formed in areas under a state of emergency in the north-east to guard against attacks from Islamist Boko Haram militants.

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At a cafe in central Tunis on Monday, people talk politics a day after the first round of the presidential election, viewed as a landmark in the country's transition to democracy following the ousting of long-time leader Zine el-Abedine Ben Ali in 2011.

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Fatma Ben Guefrech, a computer engineer from Tunisia, holds up a trophy as she celebrates winning the Muslim beauty pageant World Muslimah Awards in Indonesia on Saturday.

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A portrait of late Hollywood star Greta Garbo is seen hanging outside a photo studio in the Algerian capital Algiers on Wednesday. It was removed from the shop's facade in 1994 following threats by Islamist militants who at the time were targeting signs of Western cultural, the AFP news agency reports.

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A model is filmed taking part in the trade design show Afrik Fashion in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan on Saturday….

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Local designers and those from Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal and Togo were in attendance and presented their latest creations.

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Also on Saturday, a Guinean man gets his hair cut in the south-western village of Meliandou, where the Ebola outbreak began a year ago...

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In the fishing port in Guinea's, capital, Conakry, on Tuesday workers build a boat…

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On the same day, fishermen in the port are seen working on their boats.

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In Senegal on Friday, opposition supporters hold up placards as they rally in the capital, Dakar, in support of Karim Wade, the son of the former president, who has been in custody since April last year. He denies accusations of corruption when he served in his father's government.

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Freed hostages weep with relief on their arrival at the international airport in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, on Wednesday. They were among 16 people rescued in a Cameroonian army operation from rebels in neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR).

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Ethiopian priests take pictures with their phones on Tuesday during Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's visit to Israel. He was touring the Deir El-Sultan Ethiopian Church in Jerusalem.

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Troops in Togo's capital, Lome, approach opposition protesters during a demonstration on Friday…

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They fired teargas when the protesters defied a government ban on marching to the country's parliament. The demonstrators want the president to change the constitution to impose a two-term presidential limit. President Faure Gnassingbe won elections in 2005 following the death of his father, who had seized power in 1967.

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Trainee rangers and dogs simulate an ambush on a rhino poacher on an anti-poaching training course in South Africa on Wednesday.

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And South African school children warm up for a boxing session in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The children are being taught to box as part a programme that aims to educate them about child abuse and to encourage them to take responsibility for their own actions.

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