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Africa's top shots: 15-21 July 2016

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

Several hundred protesting grandmothers gather in Durban, South Africa - Saturday 16 July 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption On Saturday, grandmothers take to the streets in Durban to demand more support to look after Aids orphans ahead of a big conference in the South African city about the epidemic.
An old woman beats a pot during a demonstration on 16 July 2016 in front of the City Hall in Bulawayo. Hundreds of women in Zimbabwe on July 16 demonstrated against President Robert Mugabe"s government by beating pots, symbo Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day in neighbouring Zimbabwe, hundreds of women beat their pots outside City Hall in Bulawayo to show they do not have enough to cook because of the worsening economy...
Zimbabwean supporter of President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe Image copyright AP
Image caption Four days later, in what appeared to be an attempt to counter opposition-organised protests, thousands rally in support of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's 92-year-old president.
Women hold a Turkish flag, and young children display verses of the Koran written on wooden planks as they join Somalis protesting against an attempted military coup in Turkey, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, 16 July 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption In Somalia, which has seen much Turkish investment in recent years, people protest on Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu, against the attempted coup in Turkey...
Somali people march through the streets with blue sticks during a traditional dance festival - Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday 18 July 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption Two days later, people in Mogadishu pick up sticks during a traditional Somali dance festival.
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir (in brown robe) welcomes the President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas (in suit) to Khartoum Airport in Sudan -19 July 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Swords are raised in honour as Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir welcomes the President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to Khartoum on Tuesday.
A group of children stand at the door of a makeshift cinema in Bugara on - Sunday 17 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday, these three peek into a makeshift cinema in the village of Bugara in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
A woman uses her phone inside a tent as she sits inside a make-shift camp at Nimule border, in Amuru Distric in Uganda - Saturday 16 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A woman who fled fighting in South Sudan talks on her phone on Saturday in a makeshift came in Uganda. People are continuing to arrive despite a cessation of hostilities.
Gold medallist Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi competes during the women's 800m final in Szekesfehervar, Hungary - Monday 18 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Monday, Burundian runner Francine Niyonsaba celebrates after winning the women's 800m race at the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix.
Kenya's Collins Injera poses for a selfie during a clinic held for high-school rugby players at the training camp for the Kenyan rugby sevens team (the Shujaas) for the Rio Olympics at Nandi county near Eldoret. Monday 18 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day over in Kenya's Nandy County, rugby player Collins Injera poses at his Rio Olympics training camp.
Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government play table football at the frontline in the western part of Sirte - Tuesday 19 July 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Libyan forces fighting so-called Islamic State in Sirte take a break from the frontline battle on Tuesday.
Queen Latifah addresses a crowd in Durban, South Africa - Saturday 16 July 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption Back in Durban on Saturday, US rapper and actress Queen Latifah addresses a crowd at a stadium for the Keep the Promise concert about global Aids funding...
Clothing made from condoms are on display at the International Aids Conference in Durban, South Africa - Monday 18 July 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Monday at the opening of the International Aids Conference, clothing made from condoms are on display...
People in man-sized condoms during a performance at the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa - Tuesday 19 July 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption And inside the conference the next day people dressed in man-sized condoms watch one of the performances.

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