Africa

Africa's week in pictures: 5 - 11 May 2017

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

A man blows a trumpet during the Aboakyer festival, in Winneba, Ghana. Image copyright EPA
Image caption On Saturday, a man blows a trumpet during the Aboakyer festival, which means catching a deer with bare hands, in Winneba town in the central region of Ghana...
A man carries a captured deer Image copyright EPA
Image caption During the festival two hunting groups compete to capture a deer with their bare hands, sticks and clubs, and then present it to the paramount chief...
Chief of Winneba Neenyi Garthey is paraded in celebration of Aboakyer festival Image copyright EPA
Image caption Winneba Chief Neenyi Garthey then steps three times on the captured deer before declaring the winner of the hunt.
A demonstrator holds a placard during a march calling for the legalisation of cannabis, known locally as dagga, in Cape Town, South Africa Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day, a demonstrator holds a placard during a march calling for the legalisation of cannabis, known locally as dagga, in Cape Town, South Africa...
A man smoking cannabis Image copyright Reuters
Image caption One protester decided to show his support for the legalisation by lighting up.
A migrant looks out towards the Maltese island of Gozo after a rescue operation off the coast of Libya Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A migrant looks out towards the Maltese island of Gozo after a rescue operation off the coast of Libya...
Migrants sit at a naval base after they were rescued by the Libyan coastguard in the coastal city of Tripoli, Libya Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Thousands continue to make the deadly journey across the Mediterranean sea to reach Europe.
Some of the freed 82 Chibok girls Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday, some of the 82 freed Chibok girls stand in line ahead of a meeting with Nigeria's president at the Presidential Villa in the capital, Abuja.

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