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Africa's top shots: 23-29 September 2016

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

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image captionTwo men and a pig share a motorbike in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Wednesday. The last message stuck to the back of the bike - "biloba loba to boyi" - translates from the Lingala as "please mind your own business".
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image captionA conservationist with an elephant painted on his face marches to the site of the Cites meeting in the South African city of Johannesburg on Saturday. Delegates at the gathering later defeated an attempt to set up a process to resume sales of ivory.
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image captionOn the same day, a contestant at a beauty pageant for people living the HIV in Uganda's capital, Kampala, models a dress made of paper.
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image captionBallet dancers take part in their final dress rehearsal on Thursday before the opening of a production of Cinderella in Johannesburg.
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image captionKenyan student and ballerina Njoki Wairua, popularly known as "the dancing biochemist", teaches a ballet glass in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Saturday.
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image captionTwo days later, a member of Kenya's military band plays at an event at a garrison near Nairobi.
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image captionChinese engineers stand to attention on Saturday during a tour of a train station near Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, ahead of next week's official opening of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway.
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image captionOn Tuesday, Ethiopians celebrated Meskel, the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year. Here deacons are pictured at events in Addis Ababa...
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image captionMeskel commemorates the finding of the true cross by St Helena in the 4th Century AD. Here an Orthodox priest in Addis Ababa blesses the faithful with incense.
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image captionOn the same day in Zimbabwe, a woman pours water over a child affected by tear gas after clashes between the police and street vendors in the capital, Harare.
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image captionIn a courtyard of a detention centre for migrants near the Libyan city of Misrata, a man from Senegal and other inmates eat from a central bowl of pasta on Sunday.
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image captionThree days later, a fighter from forces affiliated to the UN-backed unity government scans for targets from his position in a building on the frontline of the battle against Islamic State group fighters in Sirte.
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image captionIn neighbouring Tunisia, a street vendor poses with a sprig of jasmine behind his ear in the old town of the capital, Tunis. The so-called Arab Spring began with Tunisia's "Jasmine revolution" in 2011.
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image captionAnd members of a Zulu male voice choir, known as an isicathamiya group, compete in an annual competition in the South African city of Durban on Saturday.

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