Africa's week in pictures: 2 - 8 February 2018

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

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Image caption, Two young women are seen ahead of a welcoming ceremony for students on Saturday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...
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Image caption, This sharp dresser was also at the event in the town of Beni.
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Image caption, The newly enrolled university students are all entering their first year of study.
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Image caption, This missing masterpiece - by Nigerian painter and sculptor Ben Enwonwu - was found in "a modest London flat" and is expected to fetch up to £300,000 ($417,000) at auction.
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Image caption, On Thursday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Rwandan embassy in the Israeli city of Herzeliya to protest against tough new migration laws which many have deemed anti-African.
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Image caption, NTV journalists broadcast from their studios in Kenya on Tuesday, a day after the network was allowed back on air along with KTN News. A third channel, Citizen TV, has also been reinstated - all three had been taken off air for broadcasting opposition leader Raila Odinga's mock inauguration as "people's president".
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Image caption, On the same day, Nigeria's women's bobsleigh and skeleton team members Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simidele Adeagbo pose for the cameras during the welcoming ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
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Image caption, On Saturday, a worshipper prepares for the annual Hindu Thaipoosam Kavady festival near Durban in South Africa...
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Image caption, As part of the ceremony, devotees pin their bodies with spikes carrying coconuts, fruits and flowers - representing a symbolic burden.
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Image caption, On the same day in Durban, Rastafarian reggae fans gather for the Bob Marley Earthday Festival and Rasta Fair.
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Image caption, Also on Saturday, a visitor to a recently discovered tomb on the Giza plateau in Cairo captures the well-preserved and rare wall paintings.
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Image caption, On Monday in South Africa, supporters of governing ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa hold placards and chant slogans outside party headquarters in Johannesburg, calling on embattled President Jacob Zuma to leave office.
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Image caption, On Friday, a Senegalese guard of honour waits at the airport for a ceremony to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron to Dakar...
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Image caption, Pop singer Rihanna and the French president both attended a summit for the Global Partnership for Education in the Senegalese capital.
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Image caption, On the same day, a relieved miner waves out of the window of a moving bus after more than 900 miners were trapped underground following a power cut in Theunissen, South Africa.
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Image caption, While on Friday, a warden stands guard at the Oukacha prison in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

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