Africa

Africa's top shots: 3-9 March 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

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Image caption Female farm labourers pick strawberries in Moroccan countryside on Wednesday as the world marks International Women's Day...
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Image caption Morocco is the world's fifth largest strawberries exporter, according to the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
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Image caption On the same day, Liberian women perform in Monrovia as part of the celebration of International Women's Day.
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Image caption In Kenya, where the UN Secretary-General was visiting, these women in traditional regalia celebrated 8 March in style, singing and dancing...
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Image caption These Maasai women danced as they came out to celebrate the day.
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Image caption Carpenter and Cairo resident, Ousta Asmaa, had a message to convey on the occasion: Beyond the cliches, women can do any job they love.
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Image caption Just like Ousta the carpenter, fellow Cairo resident Rowaida Hosny, a butcher, is proud to observe: "We're all working hard like men, and I taught my sons how to be butchers."
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Image caption Fruit vendor Djenebou Zerbo in Abidjan testifies that women have long played a dominant role in agriculture in Ivory Coast.
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Image caption As festivities marking Women's Day went on around the world, these Zimbabweans queued up at a bank in Harare to withdraw money.
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Image caption And this cotton farmer might not have paused to acknowledge the day as he wheeled his cart at a market in a village near Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso.
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Image caption On Tuesday, Ghana marked 60 years since its independence from the UK...
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Image caption Traditional performers flexed their muscles to mark the big birthday...
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Image caption Students from different schools paraded during the celebrations...
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Image caption While soldiers took part in a military parade on the occasion...
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Image caption This member of the Ghana navy paused in respect and to reflect...
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Image caption Burkina Faso film director Apolline Traore poses on Sunday with the three prizes received a day earlier for her last movie Frontiere during the Panafrican Film Festival, Fespaco.
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Image caption Algerian firefighters on Tuesday show their skills during a ceremony marking the launch of a safety project.

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