Africa

Africa in pictures: 13-19 November 2015

A selection of photos from around the African continent this week:

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Image caption Libyan bodybuilder Jaafar Masbah shows off his oiled muscles during a competition in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi on Thursday…
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Image caption In a suburb of Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Saturday, a Cadillac Eldorado is inspected by those attending a classic car show.
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Image caption On Sunday, Zimbabwean cricketer Neville Madziva, who could also be a high jumper, celebrates a wicket against Bangladesh in Dhaka. The Zimbabweans went on to win the Twenty20 game.
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Image caption A Liberian supporter in Monrovia dresses up on Friday for a World Cup qualifying football match against Ivory Coast. The Lone Stars were knocked out on Tuesday in the second leg.
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Image caption Masked Super Eagles fans cheer during Nigeria's second leg game against Swaziland on Tuesday in Port Hartcourt…
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Image caption A polar bear costume also puts in an appearance, as well as the ubiquitous vuvuzela. Nigeria won 2-0 on aggregate and progressed in the African qualifiers for 2018.
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Image caption The next day, a supporter of the creation of a breakaway state of Biafra holds up outlawed Biafran banknotes in Nigeria's south-eastern city of Aba…
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Image caption Protesters are demanding the release of the director of the banned Radio Biafra, who was arrested last month. Biafran secessionists fought a three-year civil war that ended in 1970.
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Image caption Kenyan artist Michael Soi stands next to his paintings on Saturday at the Kenya Art Fair…
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Image caption It is taking place in the capital, Nairobi, and attracts global collectors and a new generation of local buyers.
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Image caption Athletes stretch during a training session in the high-altitude town of Iten in western Kenya on Friday…
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Image caption On the same day, an elephant is pictured in Kenya's Amboseli National Park during a tour by Chinese wildlife ambassadors visiting as part of an initiative to tackle poaching.
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Image caption People in Morocco's capital, Rabat, light candles on Sunday to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead. The sign in Arabic reads: "No to terrorism".
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Image caption On the same day, South African singer Busiswa Gqulu dances during the All Africa Music Awards in the Nigerian city of Lagos.
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Image caption South Africa's guard of honour stands to attention in the capital, Pretoria, ahead of the visit of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday.
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Image caption And on the same day, an Egyptian farmer pours tea for his guests in a village in the fertile Nile Delta.

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