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Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

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

A dancer of Turkana tribe performs in blue light during the launching ceremony of the 11th Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 20, 2018. Image copyright AFP
Image caption A dancer from the Turkana ethnic group performs in blue light at a cultural festival in Kenya's capital Nairobi...
A dancer from Samburu tribe performs with other tribes during the launching ceremony of the 11th Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 20, 2018. The annual festival will take place between June 28 and 30, 2018, featuring the cultural traditions of 14 ethnic tribes in Marsabit county, the nothern part of Kenya, to promote tourism and their social inclusiveness. Image copyright AFP
Image caption All in all, 14 ethnic groups were represented, including the Samburu...
A dancer of El-molo tribe performs during the launching ceremony of the 11th Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 20, 2018. The annual festival will take place between June 28 and 30, 2018, featuring the cultural traditions of 14 ethnic tribes in Marsabit county, the nothern part of Kenya, to promote tourism and their social inclusiveness Image copyright AFP
Image caption The small El Molo community, whose language is almost extinct, were also there to showcase Kenya's ethnic diversity...
A dancer of Rendille tribe performs during the launching ceremony of the 11th Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival in Nairobi, Kenya, on June 20, 2018. The annual festival will take place between June 28 and 30, 2018, featuring the cultural traditions of 14 ethnic tribes in Marsabit county, the nothern part of Kenya, to promote tourism and their social inclusiveness. Image copyright AFP
Image caption So were the Rendille, whose close relationship with the Samburu has led to many mixed marriages and the emergence of a hybrid culture.
A bronze work is displayed for sale in front of a shop in Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria (photo released on 20 June) Image copyright Reuters
Image caption In Nigeria, a bronze work is displayed in a shop in southern Benin city, the seat of one of the oldest kingdoms in the region until its annexation by the British Empire in 1897.
Burundian refugees perform their native Amahoro Cultural Dance to mark World Refugee Day at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District Central region of Malawi on June 20, 2018. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Burundians perform at a refugee camp in Malawi to mark World Refugee Day...
Sudanese and Somalian children celebrate during an activity marking World Refugee Day in Khan As"ad Pasha, in the old city of Damascus, Syria, 20 June 2018. Image copyright EPA
Image caption While Sudanese and Somali children are among those attending World Refugee Day activities in the old city in Damascus, Syria's capital.
Dancers perform during the inauguration ceremony of the Chinese-funded 51-kilometer Expressway linking the capital city and the international airport in Entebbe, Uganda, on June 15, 2018. Image copyright AFP
Image caption In Uganda, dancers perform during the inauguration of a Chinese-funded 51km (32 mile) expressway linking the capital Kampala and the international airport in Entebbe...
Contestants take part in Uganda"s second annual Entebbe Dragon Boat Race Festival on Lake Victoria on June 16, 2018, at the lakeside city of Entebbe. The Dragon Boat festival has it"s origins in China since 2,000 years ago and commemorates a patriotic poet, Qu Yuan. The Entebbe Drangon Boat Race festival is hoping to attract tourists from China, allowing the country to reach its target of four million tourists per year Image copyright AFP
Image caption While Chinese nationals take part in the Dragon Boat Race Festival on Lake Victoria...
Uganda"s police band performs before President Yoweri Museveni gives a state of security address during a special session of the Parliament in kampala on June 20, 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption And in Uganda's parliament, a police band performs before President Yoweri Museveni during a special session to address security concerns...
Mr Museveni wears a jacket with a hoodie in parliament Image copyright AFP
Image caption Mr Museveni donned a jacket with a hoodie, to illustrate the difficulty in identifying criminals who wear them.
Ghanaian footballer, Sulley Muntari, takes a selfie with fans at Independence Square the celebration of the Eid al-Fitr, on June 15, 2018 at the Independence Square in Accra Image copyright AFP
Image caption Ghanaian footballer Sulley Muntari takes a selfie with fans in the capital Accra during Eid celebrations...
Nigeria"s forward Kelechi Iheanacho warms up during a training session at Essentuki Arena in Yessentuki, southern Russia, on June 18, 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption At the World Cup in Russia, Nigeria's forward Kelechi Iheanacho warms up during a training session...
A portrait of Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah (L) is on display as visitors attend the opening of the Art Project "Like the Gods", presented by the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts and Italian artist Fabrizio Birimbelli during the Russia 2018 World Cup in Saint Petersburg, on June, 20, 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption While portraits of Egypt's Mohamed Salah and Manchester United's former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, are displayed in Saint Petersburg as part of the Like the Gods art project...
Soccer Football - World Cup - Moscow, Russia - June 20, 2018 Zomo, Russia"s fan from Cameroon is pictured in the metro Image copyright Reuters
Image caption While a football fan from Cameroon entertains metro commuters in the city...
A Nigerian fan waits for a flight at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, June 17, 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A Nigerian fan waits for a flight at Sheremetyevo International Airport...
Supporters of Senegal celebrate in the FIFA Fan Zone in Moscow, Russia, 19 June 2018. Senegal won 2-1 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 group H preliminary round soccer match against Poland. Image copyright EPA
Image caption While Senegal's supporters celebrate their team's 2-1 win against Poland at the Fifa Fan Zone in Moscow.
Hundreds of people take part in a yoga session at North Beach on June 17, 2018 in Durban, South Africa, ahead of the International Day of Yoga on June 21. Image copyright AFP
Image caption It's hands down for this crowd doing yoga on a beach in Durban in South Africa.

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