Africa

Africa in pictures: 17-23 June 2016

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

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Image caption On Monday fans attend a memorial match for Nigerian football legend Stephen Keshi in Togo's capital Lome. Keshi managed Togo when they qualified for their first and only World Cup tournament in 2006.
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Image caption Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor (pictured, on the ball) called Keshi's death "a great loss to African football".
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Image caption Across the Atlantic, Guinean refugee Alpha Saliou Diallo celebrates receiving US citizenship as part of a special naturalisation ceremony in New York's Central Park.
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Image caption On Tuesday, hundreds of children in the South African city of Durban take part in an outdoor yoga session as part of International World Yoga day.
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Image caption The event highlights the health benefits of the ancient practice... But it's not always easy to find your zen when your friends are watching.
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Image caption The same day, Kenya's Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha posts a photo of himself on Facebook, which immediately goes viral. The caption reads: "Many are used to seeing me on running outfits, but this is the other look outside the track! Proud Police Officer. #‎Loveyourjob."
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Image caption ... just in case you have forgotten what that looks like, here he is in action earlier this year in Melbourne.
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Image caption Back in Durban, competitors get ready for the African Athletics Championships, which started on Wednesday. It provides the last chance for many to qualify for this summer's Rio Olympics.
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Image caption Meanwhile, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, a group of men escape temperatures of up to 40C by taking a dip in The Nile.
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Image caption Nearby, people break their fast with a picnic in the park, as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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Image caption Earlier in the week, crowds in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa gather round to read the news that a yellow fever epidemic had been announced.
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Image caption And on Wednesday, a Lagos vendor shows off his technicolor fabrics, known locally as "Ankara".

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