Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 February 2019

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

A boy selling balloons to celebrate in Martyrs Square, Tripoli, Libya - Saturday 17 February 2019Image source, AFP
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A boy sells balloons in the centre of Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Saturday on the eve of celebrations to mark the eighth anniversary of the Libyan uprising.
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In neighbouring Egypt on Wednesday, the windows on this tower block catch the fading sunlight in the capital, Cairo.
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On Sunday, members of the LGBT-friendly Cosmopolitan Affirming Church in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, hold candles.
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A man irons clothes on Tuesday at a laundry in the suburbs of Ivory Coast's economic capital, Abidjan.
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One of Madagascar's critically endangered lemurs, a crowned sifaka, is seen in a zoo in eastern France on Monday, cuddling up to a teddy bear.
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This boy joins prayers for a peaceful election at the Central Mosque in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday. Voting was postponed just five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday…
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Also on Friday, these men stand guard at a mosque in the northern Nigerian town of Daura for the visit of a campaigning politician…
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A drummer performs during mass at St Mary's Catholic Church in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt on Sunday...
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Cattle herders in Nigeria's north-eastern Adawama state are seen at work on Wednesday at a livestock market...
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Here an APC supporter holds a bottle branded with the faces of President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy in Nigeria's capital, Abuja...
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In the city on Monday, campaign posters for PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar and his running mate adorn rickshaws taxis. The delayed polls are now due to take place on Saturday.
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Paragliders sail over the pyramids in Giza on the second and final day of the Egypt Air Games on Tuesday.
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The next day, a woman walks past a shop in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, that accepts EcoCash, a mobile money system used because of a chronic cash shortage.
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And inmates celebrate on Sunday with the newly crowned Miss Kodiaga Women's Prison in western Kenya - an annual event organised by an NGO.

Images courtesy of AFP, EPA and Reuters

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