Africa

Africa in pictures: 6-12 May 2016

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

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Image caption On Saturday, Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez celebrates with his family after winning the English Premier League with Leicester City, completing one of the biggest upsets in sporting history.
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Image caption In Romania on the same day, Dinamo Bucharest fans mourn the loss of Cameroonian midfielder Patrick Ekeng, who died of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on the pitch during a match a day earlier.
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Image caption Later, Ekeng's portrait is projected onto the stadium screen while fans light candles in his honour.
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Image caption Miners take part in a rescue training mission in Gauteng province, South Africa on Tuesday. More than 70 people died in mining accidents in the country last year.
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Image caption On Monday, a diamond found in Botswana sells for $63m (£44m) at auction, the highest ever price for a rough diamond.
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Image caption In the South African town of Knysna on Tuesday, a rastafarian man takes a hit from a marijuana pipe as part of a religious ceremony.
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Image caption Three days earlier, thousands marched through Cape Town city centre, demanding the legalisation of the drug.
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Image caption On Wednesday voters on the Anjouan island of Comoros queue up to cast their votes in a partial rerun of April's presidential election in the tiny archipelago nation.
Image caption The next day, dancers from Kigezi, western Uganda, perform a traditional Bakiga dance at the swearing-in ceremony for President Yoweri Museveni.
Image caption A Ugandan police band also perform a song and dance number, which includes the lyrics "Museveni is a genius".

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