Africa

Africa in pictures: 27 May-2 June 2016

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

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Image caption Popole Misenga, a judoka from Democratic Republic of Congo who is part of the first-ever Olympic team of refugees, poses with his son on Friday at their home in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
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Image caption Nigerian Golden State Warriors' Festus Ezeli dunks on Monday while Congolese Oklahoma City Thunder Serge Ibaka (L) looks on during the NBA Western Conference finals in Oakland, California.
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Image caption On Wednesday, this supporter of Kenya's Orange Democratic Movement, which is part of the opposition Cord alliance, attends a rally in the capital, Nairobi...
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Image caption At the same event, one opposition supporter cuts a striking image in the middle of the crowd.
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Image caption In the Johannesburg township of Soweto, South African ballet dancers attend a class on Tuesday. The aim is for the students to eventually open their own schools in the main townships.
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Image caption Nigerian actor Wale Ojo poses on Wednesday while boarding a plane from Lagos to Paris where his new film The CEO will headline for Nollywood Week Paris. The film actually had its premiere on the flight.
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Image caption Also on Wednesday, South African schoolchildren eat their lunch at Cape Town's Two Oceans Aquarium - the largest aquarium in Africa.
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Image caption Children in Nairobi take part in a performance on Tuesday to mark South Korean President Park Geun-hye's visit to Kenya....
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Image caption South Korean youths also take part in the show, showing off some high-flying taekwondo moves.
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Image caption Up in the air too, but this time in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday as a horse rider performs a jump during a local competition.
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Image caption And it's a serious business in Mali's capital, Bamako, on Sunday during the first-ever International Arm Wrestling Championship.

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