Africa

Africa's top shots: 5 - 11 August 2016

A selection of photos from Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week:

Flag bearer Yemi Geoffrey Apithy (C) of Benin leads his team into the Maracana Stadium during Friday's opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image copyright EPA
Image caption Benin's flag bearer Yemi Geoffrey Apithy (C) leads his team into the Maracana Stadium during Friday's opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Cameroon's Wilfred Seyi Ntsengue celebrates after winning his bout on Tuesday at the men's middleweight (75kg) fight at the Rio Olympics. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Tuesday, Cameroon's Wilfred Seyi Ntsengue celebrates after winning his bout at the men's middleweight (75kg) fight.
On Wednesday Cameroon's Sonkbou Foudji fails a lift in the Women"s (69kg) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Wednesday Cameroon's Sonkbou Foudji fails a lift in the women's 69kg category.
On the same day Kenya's rugby sevens players applaud their fans after their match against Japan during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day Kenya's rugby sevens players seemed in good spirits as they applauded their fans despite losing their match against Japan 31-7 at the Deodoro Stadium.
On Monday, a young fan of team Cameroon smiles ahead of a Women's preliminary volleyball match between agsinst Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image copyright AP
Image caption On Monday, a young fan of team Cameroon smiles ahead of a women's preliminary volleyball match against Japan.
On Tuesday, Alexandre Bouzaid of Senegal reacts during his men's Epee individual round at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Image copyright EPA
Image caption Senegal's Alexandre Bouzaid falls during his epee match on Tuesday. He eventually lost 15-9 to Hungary's Boczko Gabor.
A member of the Zimbabwean National Army shouts orders as soldiers march past President Robert Mugabe (not in the picture) on Tuesday at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe. Image copyright EPA
Image caption Away from the Olympics, a member of the Zimbabwean National Army shouts orders as soldiers march past President Robert Mugabe at an event to mark Defence Forces Day on Tuesday.
Supporters of Edgar Lungu"s Patriotic Front party (PF), arrive to attend a rally on Wednesday ahead of the presidential elections in the capital, Lusaka, Zambia. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Supporters of Zambian President Edgar Lungu's Patriotic Front (PF) arrive in the capital, Lusaka, for a rally on Wednesday ahead of the general elections.
Supporters of the main Zambian opposition party United Party for National Development presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema gather for his last presidential campaign rally on August 10, 2016 in Lusaka. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Main opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema also held his last rally in Lusaka on the same day. A tight race is expected, with results due over the weekend.
A Zambian woman looks at her ballot paper during Thursday's general election at Kanyama Basic school voting station in Lusaka. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The election passed off peacefully with turnout high. Voters had to cast five votes - for president, MPs, mayors, local councillors and an amendment to the constitution on changes to the bill of rights.

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