Africa in pictures: 8-15 May 2015

A selection of photos from around Africa this week:

Image caption Nigeria's commercial, capital, Lagos, held its annual carnival on Saturday...
Image caption Some students watched performances through the school fence...
Image caption A comedian entertained the crowd by "eating" broken glass...
Image caption While these young people chose to enjoy the day by rollerskating...
Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Four days later, an Egyptian singer celebrates the birthday of Zeinab, the granddaughter of Prophet Mohammad, near her shrine in Cairo
Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Friday, a piece entitled "Slave Chain with Four Yokes" from a voodoo convent in Benin, is displayed a museum in Point-a-Pitre in France to commemorate the abolition of the slave trade
Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The next day, refugees sit on a wall with a mural on hygiene at the Dadaab camp in north-eastern Kenyan. It is the world's largest refugee camp, accommodating mainly Somalis
Image copyright AP
Image caption In South Africa on Sunday, birds take off and land on an aerial in a suburban garden in Johannesburg...
Image copyright AFP
Image caption While on Wednesday, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o poses as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in south-eastern France
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Image caption On Saturday, Bastia's Ivory Coast striker Giovanni Sio heads the ball next to Rennes' French Senegalese defender Cheik Mbengue. Bastia won the match, played in Rennes, 1-0

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