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Africa's week in pictures: 18-24 January 2019

A selection of photos from across Africa and Africans elsewhere this week:

People on a tree in the grounds of the presidential palace in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Thursday 24 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Those wanting to catch a glimpse of the inauguration of the Democratic Republic of Congo's new leader climb a tree in the grounds of the presidential palace in Kinshasa…
Naval officers in the grounds of the presidential palace in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Thursday 24 January 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption Naval officers are also at the ceremony in the capital on Thursday to see Felix Tshisekedi sworn in after winning disputed polls in December...
Drummers in the grounds of the presidential palace in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Thursday 24 January 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The ceremony marks the first peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo in nearly 60 years.
Crowds at the inauguration ceremony of President Andry Rajoelina in Antananarivo, Madagascar - Saturday 19 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Umbrellas are up in Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo, on Saturday for the swearing in of Andry Rajoelina, winner of presidential polls last month.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican - Monday 21 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shows off some traditional cloth at the Vatican as he exchanges gifts with Pope Francis on Monday.
Traditionally attired Ethiopian Orthodox Christians use smart phones - Friday 18 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Ethiopian Orthodox Christians use smart phones on Friday during the festival of Timket, or Epiphany, in the capital, Addis Ababa.
The facade of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 22 January 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption The facade of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, an old grain silo, is pictured on Tuesday in the South African city of Cape Town.
Nan pierced with spikes, flowers and limes dances during the annual Hindu Thaipoosam Kavady near Durban, South Africa - Monday 21 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption The day before near Durban, in South Africa, a man pierced with spikes, flowers and limes dances at the Hindu Thaipoosam Kavady festival on Monday...
A Hindu worshipper carries a "kavadi" or offering on his shoulders Image copyright AFP
Image caption It is a ceremony dedicated to the Hindu god of war. Here one worshipper carries a "kavadi" - a personal offering - on his shoulders.
Mourners at a church in Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 23 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption Mourners attend a service on Wednesday in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, for those who died when militants attacked the Dusit hotel compound last week.
Man carrying empty jerry cans in Nairobi, Kenya - Friday 18 January 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption In Nairobi on Friday, a man carries empty jerry cans on his shoulders in the busy neighbourhood of Eastleigh.
A dhow made by recycled plastic off Kenya's coast - Wednesday 23 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A dhow made of recycled plastic sets off on its first official voyage from Lamu Island off Kenya's coast on Wednesday.
The slum of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria - Wednesday Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day, the Lagos suburb of Makoko is pictured. The make-shift shanty is built on stilts in the Nigerian city's lagoon.
A boy holding up secondhand clothes for sale in Kara-Isheri in Ogun State, Nigeria - Tuesday 22 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption North of Lagos in Nigeria's Ogun State, a boy holds up second-hand clothes for sale on Tuesday.
Artist Desire Koffi making works of art from used telephone keyboards at his workshop in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Thursday 24 January 2019 Image copyright EPA
Image caption An Ivorian artist gets creative with old telephone keyboards on Thursdsay at his workshop in Abidjan.
A Malian holding hay at a farm in Gironde-sur-Dropt, France - Tuesday 22 January 2019 Image copyright AFP
Image caption A Malian refugee working as a farm apprentice takes care of sheep in south-western France on Tuesday.
A vendor counts out bond notes at a vegetable market in Harare, Zimbabwe - Wednesday 23 January 2019 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A man counts out bond notes, Zimbabwe's local currency that is fast losing its value, on Wednesday at a vegetable market in the capital, Harare...
a woman carries mannequins through a township of Zimbabwe's capital Image copyright Reuters
Image caption And on the same day a woman carries mannequins through a township of Harare that has witnessed a brutal crackdown on protesters angered by the state of the economy.

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