Africa's week in pictures: 17-24 May 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 captionWearing a multi-coloured skirt typically used in the dance, an Egyptian performs the Tanoura at el-Ghuri Culture Palace in Cairo...
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image captionThe dance, which incorporates the Sufi technique of whirling, is popular across the Middle East.
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image captionWhile a Syrian group performs during the Festival de La Medina in Tunisia's capital Tunis.
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image captionThe royal seat of the Kingdom of Dahomey in what is present-day Benin is seen at a museum in France's capital Paris. Benin is demanding the return of treasures taken during colonial rule.
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image captionIn Mbandaka city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a vendor holds some bush meat in a market. The city has been hit by Ebola, which can be spread when people eat wild animals.
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image captionGay rights campaigner Yvonne Oduor poses with a flag at the offices of the UN in Kenya's capital Nairobi.
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image captionThis Senegalese football fan waves the national flag as he waits for the squad for the World Cup in Russia to be announced.
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image captionWhile Ghanaian Joseph Afrane poses for a photograph after arriving in Windsor in the UK for the royal wedding...
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image captionIn Kenya's capital, Nairobi, a model presents a wedding dress at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club...
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image captionWhile this South African girl saw Meghan Markle and Prince Harry marry on national television from a shack in Cape Town.
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image captionA man reads a book by Ivorian writer Epiphane Zoro Bi. It tells the story of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri region, where more than 60,000 people have died in fighting over the last decade.
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image captionIn Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a resident tries to rescue furniture after heavy rains flooded homes...
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image captionWhile this man uses his donkey cart to wade through the flooded streets.
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image captionBack in Cairo, a boy jumps into the water to cool off because of the hot and humid weather.
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image captionIn Nigeria's main city, Lagos, people kneel to pray for victims of attacks across the country, including the killing of priests.
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image captionWhile Tanzanian model Miriam Odemba attends the screening of The Wild Pear Tree at the Cannes Film Festival in southern France.

Pictures from AFP, Getty Images, Reuters and EPA

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