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Africa's top shots: 22-28 July 2016

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

Olympic athletes Collins Injera (R), David Rudisha (2ndR), Julius Yego (C) and Humphrey Kayange (L), pose for a selfie picture at the State House in Nairobi - Friday 22 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Friday Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (not pictured) invites Olympic athletes to State House before they go to Brazil, so they grab a quick selfie.
Men smile as they stand inside a shop hiding from rainfall, in Delft township on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 26 July 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption Men laugh at a photographer, presumably getting very wet, during heavy rainfall in the South African city of Cape Town on Tuesday.
South African police forces stand at a barrier of stones made by protesters during an ongoing service delivery protest south of Johannesburg, South Africa - Saturday 23 July 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Another stop sign crops up in this picture of a South African policeman at a barrier made of stones by people protesting at a lack of basic services on Saturday.
A policeman walks towards the scene of a suicide bombing near the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Mogadishu, Somalia - Tuesday 26 July 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Tuesday, this policeman looks straight into the camera on his way to the scene of a suicide bombing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.
Liberia National Police officers (LNP) parade the streets in commemoration of Liberia's 169th Independence anniversary in Monrovia, Liberia - Tuesdsay 26 July 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption On the same day on the other side of the continent, police play a different tune during celebrations to mark the 169th anniversary of Liberia's independence from the US.
Dancers from Sudan and Eritrea performing a African-Chinese cultural festival, Cairo, Egypt - Monday 25 July 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Dancers from Sudan and Eritrea perform on Monday during a African-Chinese cultural festival in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
Supporters of opposition leader Etienne Tshiskedi sit on the ground as they gather for a rally to welcome him in the surroundings of his residence in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Wednesday 27 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Hundreds of people gather at the home of Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who returned to the capital, Kinshasa, after two years abroad on Wednesday.
Thousands of Zanu PF supporters march through the streets of Harare in solidarity with their President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday 27 July 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption On the same day, a woman shouts out in support of President Robert Mugabe's party Zanu-PF in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.
Julius Malema, leader of South Africa's s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) looks on before addressing his supporters in Etwatwa, a township near Benoni, South Africa - Wednesday 27 July 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Another red beret, but this time in neighbouring South Africa, is worn on Wednesday by Julius Malema, leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, ahead of local elections next week.
South African governing party African National Congress (ANC) members and supporters pose with a portrait of South African and ANC President Jacob Zuma during a campaign event at the Johannesburg Town Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa - Wednesday 27 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption At a rally for South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) on the same day, a man is captured both taking a photo and then again on a big display screen...
South African governing party African National Congress Women League members adjust their party attires during a election campaign event at the Johannesburg Town Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa - Wednesday 27 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption While behind the scenes of that rally, ANC Women's League members make sure they don't have a wardrobe malfunction...
Relatives, party activists and representatives of the ANC Women's League attend the funeral ceremony of late African National Congress (ANC) ward candidate Khanyisile Ngobese-Sibisi in Ladysmith, South Africa - Saturday 23 July 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A few days earlier, on Saturday, another ANC Women's League member reflects at the funeral in Ladysmith of ANC candidate Khanyisile Ngobese-Sibisi, who was shot ahead of the polls.

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