Africa

Africa in pictures: 1-7 May 2015

A selection of photos from around Africa this week:

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Image caption A man dresses up for a Workers' Day in rally in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Friday...
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Image caption On Sunday, a supporter of Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe looks on as poll results are announced in the capital, Lome. Mr Gnassingbe won a third term in elections rejected by the opposition as fraudulent.
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Image caption On the same day, US Secretary of State John Kerry was taking a selfie with a baby elephant at a game park in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
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Image caption A work by Kenyan artist Wangeti Mutu called The End of Carrying All is seen on display on Tuesday at an exhibition in the Italy's Venice city.
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Image caption In South Africa's Cape Town city on Friday, party-goers celebrate at Holi One, a festival which promotes togetherness in everyday life...
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Image caption Five days later, seagulls take off at dawn from a harbour wall in Cape Town. The scavengers wait for scraps of food from fishing boats or restaurants.
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Image caption Young boys jump from one concrete drainage pipe to another on Wednesday at a park in Katlehong township, south of Johannesburg.
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Image caption In Egypt's capital, Cairo, on Monday, a man performs a folk dance outside the hospital where Hosni Mubarak is detained to celebrate the ousted president's 87th birthday.
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Image caption The next day, Tunisian girls walk pass a wall covered in graffiti near the ancient Ghriba synagogue on Djerba island...
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Image caption A rabbi blesses a pilgrim at the synagogue the following day. Jews make an annual pilgrimage to what is thought to be Africa's oldest synagogue.
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Image caption On Tuesday, a 14-year-old girl works in her grandfather's wheat field in Qaha, north-east of Cairo.
Image caption And a young girl smiles whilst helping her family process rice from the paddies outside Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo on Friday.

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