Week in pictures: 9-15 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 captionCinema-goers in Kenya's capital Nairobi enjoy a 3D screening of the superhero film Black Panther on Wednesday.
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image captionSome may call Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong a real-life superhero as he competes in the skeleton race in the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Thursday. He comes last in the heat.
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image captionNigerian Simidele Adeagbo is also training to compete in the skeleton race, where you go downhill, head-first on a metal tray at speeds of around 85 miles per hour (140 km/h).
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image captionOn Thursday Sabrina Simader of Kenya competes in the Women's Giant Slalom. She comes 59th.
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image captionOn Valentine's Day in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, the nail salons are full of customers preening before a romantic evening.
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image captionIf you bought roses on Valentine's Day, they may well have come from Kenya as it is one of the world's biggest exporters of cut flowers, like these ones in the capital, Nairobi.
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image captionOn Wednesday supporters of a leading opposition politician, Bekele Gerba, in Ethiopia celebrate his release from prison.
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image captionWednesday is the third day of anti-government protests in Ethiopia's biggest region, Oromia, to demand the release of all jailed politicians and journalists.
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image captionLate on Wednesday night, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma finally announces his resignation after immense pressure to do so...
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image caption... the next day his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa is announced the new president of South Africa in a parliamentary session full of laughter and even singing.
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image captionAnd finally, on Thursday Zimbabweans gather outside opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's office to pay tributes after it is announced he had died of colon cancer aged 65.

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