Africa's week in pictures: 8 - 14 September 2017

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

A man sells socks along a street in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria September 12, 2017Image source, Reuters

On Wednesday a hawker plies his wares in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.

Image source, Reuters

The previous day, a commuter poses inside a minibus taxi in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Image source, Reuters

While school's out for one student in Michika village, north-east Nigeria.

Image source, EPA

On the other side of the continent, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe chooses an entirely different form of transport to take him to the official opening of parliament in Harare...

Image source, EPA

... while members of the Presidential Guard await his arrival.

Image source, AFP

On Friday, RB Leipzig's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita celebrates after scoring during the German first division football match against Hamburg.

Image source, AFP

Meanwhile in Lyon on Sunday, Guingamp's French-Congolese defender Jordan Ikoko vies with Lyon's Dutch defender Kenny Tete.

Image source, AHMED JALLANZO

Earlier that weekend in Monrovia, Liberia, supporters of the opposition Liberty Party decided to mark the official launch of their campaign by donning green wigs and lathering themselves in white paint.

Image source, EPA

On Saturday, a child looks on bemused as a Malawian traditional dancer marches during the Harare International Carnival...

Image source, EPA

... another from the same dance troupe gets a slightly warmer response in the same spot in downtown Harare.

Image source, AFP

Later that day, a chef gets ready for Abidjan's annual Grill Festival.

Images courtesy of AFP, EPA, Getty Images and Reuters

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