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Africa's top shots: 26 August-1 September 2016

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

Zimbabwe's opposition supporters set up a burning barricade as they clash with police during a protest for electoral reforms on 26 August 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption On Friday, Zimbabwe opposition supporters calling for electoral reform set up a burning barricade in the capital, Harare.
A Festival-goer is covered with colored powder during the music and color festival at the Golf Citrus in Hammamet south of Tunis, 27 Tunisia August 2016 Image copyright EPA
Image caption People gathered in Hammamet, south of Tunis, Tunisia the next day to celebrate a Tunisian version of the Hindu Holi festival, where people throw coloured powder up in the air.
Gabonese voters queue to cast their ballots during the Presidential Election on August 27, 2016 in Libreville. Image copyright AP
Image caption On the same day, Gabonese people queued to vote in the presidential elections...
A woman washes a her foot with water streaming out of a pipe as catholic nuns leave the St. Michel Church in Libreville on 28 August 2016 after the Sunday's service Image copyright Google
Image caption The next day they were still waiting for the results...
A protester runs amid tear gas canisters during confrontations with the police in Libreville, Gabon on 31 August 2016 Image copyright Alamy
Image caption The results were finally announced on Wednesday, with a narrow victory for President Ali Bongo, sparking protests by opposition supporters who said the election had been rigged.
Maidens carry and lay reeds while they sing and dance during the annual royal Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini Royal palace on 28 August 2016 in Lobamba, Swaziland. Image copyright MUJAHID SAFODIEN
Image caption On the other side of the continent, young women in Swaziland perform at the annual reed dance at the royal palace.
People looked on as Nigeria’s richest man, the businessman Aliko Dangote, along with the Irish rock star Bono visited camps where some of the 2.5 million displaced by the fighting are now sheltering on 28 August 2016 Image copyright Martin Patience
Image caption On the same day, people waited in Maiduguri, northern Nigeria, for Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, to turn up...
Nigeria’s richest man, the businessman Aliko Dangote, along with the Irish rock star Bono visited camps where some of the 2.5 million displaced by the fighting are now sheltering on 28 August 2016 Image copyright Martin Patience
Image caption He brought with him Irish rock star Bono and they told the press 50,000 children were going to die from malnourishment if the UN didn't get enough funds.
Thousands of sheep and goats being exported to Saudi Arabia from the port of Berbera in the self-declared republic of Somaliland on Monday 29 August Image copyright Ahmed Said Egeh
Image caption The next day in Somaliland, thousands of sheep and goats were being exported to Saudi Arabia ahead of the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage, which starts next week.
A man carries his five-day-old son after been rescued from a crowded wooden boat as they were fleeing Libya, during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, Monday 29 August 2016 Image copyright AP
Image caption On the same day, 20 small boats were rescued off the Libyan coast full of people from Somalia and Eritrea, included one man with his five-day-old baby.
A child stands between chairs in a large tent where migrants are gathered following a press conference during which Sudanese security forces presented them to journalists at the defence ministry in the capital Khartoum on 30 August 2016 Image copyright ASHRAF SHAZLY
Image caption The next day in Sudan, a child waited after a press conference where the Sudanese authorities said they had arrested 800 migrants travelling through the country trying to get to Europe.
Camels rest near the pyramids in Giza outside of Cairo, Egypt, 31 August 2016 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Further north in Egypt, camels relaxed near the pyramids of Giza.
Moon moves to cover the sun for a annular solar eclipse behind the 'Askari monument' in Dar es Salaamon 1 September 2016 Image copyright DANIEL HAYDUK
Image caption On Thursday an annular eclipse was visible across much of central Africa, including here behind the Askari monument in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
Children in Mbeya in southern Tanzania, 1 September 2016 Image copyright Leonard Mubali
Image caption The eclipse can be dangerous to look at so this student in Mbeya, southern Tanzania, used special glasses...
People use a puddle of water to look at a annular solar eclipse in the sky of in Dar es Salaam on 1 September 2016 Image copyright DANIEL HAYDUK
Image caption While people in Dar es Salaam looked at a reflection of the eclipse in a puddle.

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