Africa

Africa in pictures: 29 April-5 May 2016

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

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Image caption A woman takes a photo of a school set alight in South Africa's Limpopo province on Thursday in a violent dispute over district boundaries.
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Image caption In Ethiopia, a congregation takes part in an Easter service on Sunday at an Orthodox Church in the capital, Addis Ababa.
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Image caption The day before, more than 100 tonnes of ivory burns in Kenya's Nairobi National Park after it was set alight to show the country's commitment to saving elephants...
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Image caption Amounting to the tusks of about 6,700 elephants, it takes several days to burn - as these children see on Monday.
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Image caption A resident of Nairobi's poor neighbourhood of Huruma weeps in relief on Thursday after a woman trapped for six days in the rubble of a collapsed building was freed.
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Image caption Those vying to become Miss Africa prepare themselves on Saturday in the South Africa city of Johannesburg ahead of the beauty pageant, which included a round going barefoot in traditional dress.
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Image caption Also on Saturday, Egyptian Nour El Sherbini, 20, makes history becoming the youngest women's world squash champion, beating England's Laura Massaro in the final in Malaysia.
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Image caption The next day, a farmer in Egypt harvests his wheat in Kalubia, north-east of the capital, Cairo.
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Image caption Also on Sunday, a woman walks along a small alley in Chefchaouen, in the Rif mountains of north-western Morocco, which has been ranked as one of the world's most beautiful cities.
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Image caption Workers hoist a statue of Tunisia's first President Habib Bourguiba on Tuesday from its plinth on the outskirts of Tunis, where it was moved after he was ousted in a 1987 "palace coup" by his prime minister - Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Five years after Ben Ali was ousted, it is to be moved back to the city centre.
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Image caption A woman goes to collect water on Wednesday in Burkina's Faso capital, Ouagadougou. Rationing is to be imposed to help manage a severe shortage that has seen some areas going without water for days.
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Image caption On Monday, a mourner in Kinshasa wears a hat to pay tribute to Congolese rumba rock legend Papa Wemba, whose funeral was held this week in DR Congo's capital.
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Image caption And renowned Nigerian musician Asa wowed Lagos on Sunday, her first concert in Nigeria. One reviewer said the first indication "the concert was one with a difference became evident when it started on time".

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