Africa

Africa's top shots: 19-25 August 2016

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

An artist poses by his pieces of art exposed during the Chale Wote street art festival in Accra, on 21 August 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption An artist poses by his pieces of art at the Chale Wote festival in Ghana's capital, Accra, on Sunday.
An artist paints the face of a man during the Chale Wote street art festival in Accra, on August 21, 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The arts festival takes place in Accra's historic James Town district and it is a time to dress up...
Artists performing at the Chale Wote festival in Accra, Ghana -Sunday 21 August 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption ... and perform in front of the crowds.
Musicians perform to welcome US Secretary of State John Kerry at the palace of the Sultan of Sokoto in Sokoto, Nigeria - Tuesday 23 August 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Two days later, musicians perform for US Secretary of State John Kerry at the palace of Nigeria's Sultan of Sokoto, an influential Muslim leader.
Kenyans write welcome messages for US Secretary of State John Kerry at a hotel where Kerry is having a ministerial meeting with his African counterparts in Nairobi, Kenya, 22 August 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Kenyans write messages for Mr Kerry at a hotel in the capital, Nairobi, where he met regional politicians the day before to discuss South Sudan and Somalia.
The sun sets over the historical site of the Giza Pyramids and the Nile River, near Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Image copyright AP
Image caption On Friday, the sun sets over the pyramids and the River Nile in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
An Egyptian archaeological technician works with the remains of pharaoh King Tutankhamun in the Wood Laboratory of the conservation centre of the Grand Egyptian Museum, under construction, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt - 21 August 2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Nearby a technician works on the remains of King Tutankhamun's tomb on Sunday at the Grand Egyptian Museum, a big complex set to open in the next few years.
L-R: Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba, South Africa's Caster Semenya, and Kenya's Margaret Wambui holding their 800m medals in Rio, Brazil - Saturday 20 August 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption It was girl power on display in Rio on Saturday with a trio of African 800m medallists: Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba, Caster Semenya of South Africa and Kenyan Margaret Wambui.
A man wearing a traditional Bateke feathered wig joins supporters of incumbent Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba at an electoral rally in Lekoni on 23 August 2016 Image copyright AFP
Image caption In Gabon on Tuesday one man chooses to wear feathers to a rally ahead of polls in which President Ali Bongo faces his greatest challenge from ex-African Union Commission chief Jean Ping.
A Zimbabwean communal farmer looks on during the close of the 2016 selling season at Tobacco Auction Floors in Harare August 23,2016 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day, a farmer takes a rest amongst the bails at the tobacco auction floors in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.
An African rider competes during the FIM AFRICA Motocross of African Nations Continental Championship held in Nairobi, Kenya, 21 August 2016. This year's annual continental championship saw riders representing South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, and Zambia including women and children Image copyright EPA
Image caption And a rider flies high on Tuesday in Nairobi, showing off their skills at a continental motorcross championship.

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