Africa

Africa in pictures: 15-21 April 2016

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

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Image caption A policewoman in Zimbabwe shouts orders to fellow officers on Monday at a parade in a stadium in the capital, Harare, to mark Zimbabwe's independence...
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Image caption The celebrations mark 36 years since the end of white-minority rule. Here an officer does a daring wheelie over fire.
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Image caption In neighbouring South Africa on Friday, a boy flies through the air whiles sand surfing…
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Image caption The surfers apply polish to the boards to ensure a smoother ride on the dunes about 50km (30 miles) from Cape Town.
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Image caption Egyptian footballer Ramadan Sobhi celebrates with a flare on Wednesday after his Al Ahly team defeated Tanzania's Young Africans allowing them into the groups stages of the African Champions League.
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Image caption A troupe of dancers performs at the airport in Nairobi on Tuesday as part of the welcoming committee for Kenya's victorious rugby sevens team…
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Image caption The team, led by captain Andrew Amonde (C), won the final of the Singapore Rugby Sevens on Sunday to claim their first World Series title.
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Image caption Two days later, a group from a Maasai community in south-western Kenya watch a video on a mobile phone prior to an event dealing with issues such as female genital mutilation at a nearby school.
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Image caption A pile of illegally trafficked elephant tusks and other items, such as an ivory game board, burns in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde. It was set alight by the US ambassador to the UN and Cameroon's wildlife minister…
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Image caption Here refugees sit on Monday in their home in a camp in northern Cameroon for people who have fled Boko Haram. The US diplomat is touring the region to show support for the fight against the Islamist militants.
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Image caption On Wednesday, people walk past a man preaching along a train track in Nigerian's main city of Lagos.
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Image caption Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan is this week hosting the Femua urban music festival, with Cape Verdean singer Elida Almeida performing there on Tuesday.
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Image caption Fishermen work on Saturday on Lake Kivu - a beautiful landscape near Gisenyi in Rwanda.
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Image caption On Thursday, a guinea fowl struts through a park in the South African coastal city of Cape Town.
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Image caption And wrestlers in South Sudan's capital take part in a competition for peace at a stadium in Juba on Wednesday. The last big tournament was cancelled when civil war broke out in December 2013.

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