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Africa's top shots: 1-7 July 2016

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

Residents dressed in national colours attend Independence day celebrations outside the ruins of the former Parliament buildings in Mogadishu, Somalia July 1, 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Somalia marks independence day on Friday with some residents of the capital, Mogadishu, dressing up in national colours to celebrate outside the ruins of the country's former parliament.
A model presents a design by a top Nigerian designer"s collection featuring Daviva fabrics during Africa Fashion Week in Lagos on July 2, 2016. The three-day event features catwalk and fashion shows from over 50 designers across the continen Image copyright AFP
Image caption The following day the work of some of the continent's top designers is shown off at the African Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria.
A member of the civil society smears her hands with mock blood as others chant slogans, during a protest dubbed "Stop extrajudicial killings" on the killing of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver in Nairobi, Kenya, July 4 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Kenyan protesters use some vivid props to make their point at a demonstration in the capital, Nairobi, against what they described as extrajudicial killings by the police. Four policemen have been detained in connection with the murders of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and their driver.
A protester throws rocks next to burning tyres during a demonstration on July 6 2016, in Bulawayo Zimbabwe Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Thursday a Zimbabwean protester is photographed in the country's second city, Bulawayo, as some people clashed with police after two activists were detained.
People trying to join Monrovia airport are being transported onto a canoe, on July 1, 2016, after heavy rains cut the only road accessing Liberia"s main airport. Heavy rains have cut the only road access to Liberia"s main airport, leaving travellers to cross some sections by canoe, passengers told AFP on July 1. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Some people in Liberia on Friday try to see the funny side of the only road leading to the airport being cut off by flooding. Travellers are forced to use a canoe to catch their flights.
JULY 05: Reggie Moore (R) of Angola competes for the ball against Angel Vassallo Colon (C) and Peter Ramos (L) of Puerto Rico during the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying basketball Group A match between Puerto Rico and Angola Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption On Tuesday, Angola's Reggie Moore leaps for the ball at an Olympic qualifying game against Puerto Rico in Serbia.
A man tries on a traditional Nigerian cap at the entrance of the Central Mosque in Lagos on July 5, 2016 during public holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Thursday Muslims across Africa marked the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. Outside the Central Mosque in Lagos, Nigeria, a man tries on a new hat for the festivities...
A Muslim woman is praying at the entrance of the Central Mosque in Lagos on July 5, 2016 during public holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan Image copyright AFP
Image caption ...also outside the mosque, a woman is photographed praying...
Muslim men sing after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 6 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, men dance and sing to the mark the festival of Eid al-Fitr.
Muslim women dance as they parade through their small town, Assin Foso, in Ghana"s Central Region to celebrate Eid al-Fitr July 6, 2016. Picture taken July 6 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In the small town of Assin Foso, in Ghana's Central Region, women dance during an Eid parade.
Members of the Durbar procession race the final stretch to the Emir"s palace in Kano, northern Nigeria on July 6, 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption In Kano, northern Nigeria, the Durbar, or race to reach the Emir's palace, is part of the Eid festivities.
Somali children play after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia"s capital Mogadishu, July 6, 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In Mogadishu, children enjoy themselves after attending the Eid prayers.

Photos courtesy of AFP and Reuters.

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