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Africa's top shots: 7-13 April 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.

A man looks over to a poster of Pope Francis at a news conference ahead of the pope"s visit in Cairo, Egypt April 6, 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Thursday, in Egypt's capital, Cairo, a man is pictured walking past a poster looking ahead to the Pope's visit at the end of this month
Former Man U star Ryan Giggs visits a museum in Cairo on Wednesday while in town for the UEFA Champions League trophy tour. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Also in Cairo, former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs visits a museum on Wednesday while in town for the UEFA Champions League trophy tour
Pravin Gordhan, the recently dismissed South African Minister of Finance, speaks at a memorial service for recently deceased anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at St George"s Cathedral in Cape Town on April 6 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Thursday, South Africa's recently sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks at a memorial to anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada in Cape Town's St George's Cathedral
A member of the Ivory Coast Navy takes part in a multinational naval exercise off the coast of Abidjan, Ivory Coast Image copyright AFP
Image caption This picture released on Tuesday, shows a member of Ivory Coast's navy taking aim as part of a drill off the coast of the main city, Abidjan
Members of the Ivory Coast Navy take part in a multinational naval exercise off the coast of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March 27, Image copyright AFP
Image caption The multinational naval exercise also involves an exercise on how to deal with pirates
A supporter of a parliamentary candidate in The Gambia strikes a pose on Tuesday, two days before the first post-Jammeh polls Image copyright AFP
Image caption In The Gambia on Tuesday a UDP supporter comes out for a rally in the capital, Banjul, ahead of Thursday's parliamentary elections, the country's first post-Jammeh polls
Supporters of president Yahya Jammeh gather and dance in a street of Bakau on April 4, 2017. Image copyright AFP
Image caption But ex-President Yahya Jammeh still has his supporters, and on Tuesday they come for a rally in the town of Bakau
Ethiopian runner Tola Shura Kitata wins the 23rd edition of the Rome Marathon (Maratona die Roma) at the Fori Imperiali in Rome, Italy, 02 April 2017 Image copyright EPA
Image caption When in Rome, win the marathon. Ethiopian long-distance runner Tola Shura Kitata breaks the tape in a race on Sunday
An internally displaced woman from drought hit area reacts after she complains about the lack of food at makeshift settlement area in Dollow, Somalia April 4, 2017 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Tuesday, people in a makeshift settlement in Dollow, Somalia, for people on the move because of the drought gather as the sun goes down
Somali internally displaced children recite Koran outside an IDP camp in Dollow, Somalia April 4, 2017. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day in Dollow children recite the Quran from verses written on wooden tablets
A picture taken on 2 April 2017 shows a view of the minaret of an earthen mud mosque in Agadez, in northern Niger. Image copyright AFP
Image caption This shot of a minaret taken against a clear sky on Monday is a testament to the unique architectural treasure of Agadez in northern Niger

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