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Africa's week in pictures: 23-29 November 2018

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

A street vendor sits beside her stall in Jamestown, Accra, Ghana - 28 November 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A street vendor sits by her stall in Ghana's capital, Accra, on Wednesday overlooked by a mural featuring historical figures including the nation's first leader Kwame Nkrumah.
Julieta Peralta of Mexico wins a ball out of the air over Mukarama Abdulai of Ghana during the Fifa U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 quarter final match between Ghana and Mexico at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay - 25 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Ghana and Mexico clash at the Fifa Under-17 Women's World Cup quarter-final in Uruguay on Sunday. The Black Stars lost on penalties, 2-4.
US TV personality Oprah Winfrey waves during an event to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, in Johannesburg, South Africa - 29 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Thursday, US TV star Oprah Winfrey delivers a speech in Johannesburg to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.
Dylan Frittelli of South Africa plays his second shot into the 15th green during the first round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Four Seasons Golf Club in Poste de Flacq, Mauritius - 29 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A golfer tees off the same day in Mauritius, during the first round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.
Chadian President Idriss Deby looks at pictures of Jewish Holocaust victims at the Hall of Names during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem, Israel - 26 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Chad's President Idriss Déby visits Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial on Monday, as his country renews ties with Israel after more than 40 years.
Pilgrims from Ethiopia dip at the Qasr al-Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River, West Bank near Jericho, 29 November 2018. Image copyright EPA
Image caption Pilgrims from Ethiopia take a dip in the Qasr al-Yahud baptism site in the Jordan River, on the West Bank near Jericho on Wednesday.
Children look through a pair of toy binoculars in Nsuaem Top town, Ghana - 24 November 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Two curious children peep through a window with toy binoculars in western Ghana on Saturday.
Young Catholic faithful are seen during the inauguration of the new Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo in Kinshasa, DR Congo - 25 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The next day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, these girls join other Catholic faithful for the inauguration of the new archbishop of Kinshasa.
The entrance to the Ethnographic museum Senou Adande in Porto Novo, Benin - 26 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The intricately carved wooden doors to Benin's Senou Adande Ethnographic Museum are pictured on Monday. African artefacts are in the spotlight after France pledged to return items looted during colonial times.
Sudanese honour guard welcome Egypt's defence minister to Khartoum, Sudan - 25 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Sudanese guards give a ceremonial welcome to Egypt's defence minister on Sunday. The country lifted a ban on agricultural imports from Egypt in October.
Chadian musician Afrotronix, nominee for the Best Male Artist in Central Africa, arrives to attend the All Africa Music Awards at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana - 24 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Chadian musician Afrotronix turns heads in unusual headgear at the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) in Ghana on Saturday, where he won the award for Best African DJ.
Candice Modiselle during the DStv Mzansi Viewer's Choice Awards event at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa - 24 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption On the same day, South African actress Candice Modiselle walks the red carpet at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
A pharaonic-era mummy is seen in Giza, Egypt - 27 November 2018 Image copyright Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Image caption On Tuesday, Egypt's antiquities ministry announces that eight pharaonic-era mummies, like the one pictured, have been unearthed near the Great Pyramids of Giza.
A woman sheds tears at the rescue site of capsized cruise boat on Lake Victoria at Mutima village, Uganda - 26 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A mourner in Uganda cries on Monday close to where a cruise boat sank in Lake Victoria on Saturday evening, killing at least 30 people...
Alex Niyonzima, a survivor of the capsized cruise boat in Lake Victoria, speaks his ordeal during a funeral service of his friend who were also on the boat at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Kampala, Uganda -26 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Survivor Alex Niyonzima tells mourners at a funeral on Monday that he swam 200m to shore, adding, "When I felt the sand below my feet I realised that I had saved my life".
Meharists of the Mauritania national guard in Nema, Mauritania - 23 November 2018 Image copyright THOMAS SAMSON/AFP
Image caption Members of Mauritania's national guard wield guns on Friday in the country's south-eastern town of Néma ahead of independence day celebrations.
Egyptian actress Sarrah Abdelrahman poses for a photo shoot during the 40th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival - 28 November 2018 Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Wednesday, Egyptian actress Sarrah Abdelrahman poses for a close-up at the Cairo International Film Festival.
Teenagers in Adi Qeyih in northern Ethiopia’s northern highlands on Wednesday 28 November 2018
Image caption And on the same day, the BBC’s Girmay Gebru came across these teenagers in Ethiopia’s northern highlands as they attend an after-school performing arts club focusing on traditional music and drama.

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