Africa

Africa in pictures: 1-7 April 2016

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

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Image caption Dancers in the South African city of Johannesburg rehearse on Thursday for the ballet Giselle, first performed in France in 1841.
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Image caption Motocross riders race in a national competition in South Africa's coastal city of Cape Town on Saturday.
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Image caption The next day, acrobats perform in Sudan's western region of Darfur during a rally organised for the visit of President Omar al-Bashir...
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Image caption He is touring ahead of a referendum on whether Darfur should become a semi-autonomous area or remain as five states. One woman comes to a rally on Saturday in a traditional chair…
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Image caption Darfur is known for its camels - this one arrives in style on Tuesday at a rally in eastern Darfur…
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Image caption Security men take charge at a rally in western Darfur on Saturday. Mr Bashir told the BBC peace had now returned to the region where peacekeepers have been deployed for a decade.
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Image caption On Wednesday, Benin's newly elected President Patrice Talon, standing next to his wife, shakes hands with a judge at his swearing-in ceremony in Cotonou.
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Image caption Ethiopian runner Meseret Defar poses with fellow countrymen in the US state of California on Sunday after finishing first in the Carlsbad 5,000, dubbed the world's fastest 5km race.
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Image caption On the same day, a dancer performs amongst a crowd of tourists in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh...
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Image caption Also on Sunday, a pirate-themed boat is docked at a Sharm el-Sheikh marina. Correspondents say the resort is almost a ghost town because of travel advisories about terror threats...
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Image caption While this "pirate" buys fish on Thursday at a market in Libya's capital, Tripoli, where there has been confusion about whether the city's administration will hand over to a unity government.
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Image caption The day before, a Malian soldier carries mock weapons during a visit by Germany's defence minister to an European Union military training centre in Koulikoro.
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Image caption Retired basketballer Dikembe Mutombo, from Democratic Republic of Congo, visits Singapore on Tuesday as part of the NBA's efforts to promote the game in Asia.
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Image caption The day before, members of the Kenya Women's Rugby team hold up a ball after a training session in the capital, Nairobi.
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Image caption A student who survived the terror attack on Kenya's Garissa University last April joins others at a memorial service in Nairobi on Saturday for the 148 victims.
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Image caption A model in Johannesburg presents creations of South African designer Clive Rundle during South African fashion week on Tuesday.
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Image caption The day before, demonstrators protest at South Africa's Wits University, calling for students not to be excluded or suspended if they cannot pay their tuition fees.
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Image caption Workers in Zimbabwe roll out the red carpet on Thursday for President Robert Mugabe ahead of his meeting with the country's war veterans.
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Image caption And grilled chickens are on the menu on Saturday for those that can afford it in Tafara - an area on the outskirts of Zimbabwe's capital.

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