Africa's week in pictures: 23-29 August 2019

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

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image captionThis girl does a backflip in South Africa on one of the free trampolines in Johannesburg's Alexandra township after school on Tuesday...
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image captionStar trampoline artist Phaphama Nxumalo is seen here on the the same day showing the others how it's done.
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image captionAlso in Johannesburg, wrestlers put on a show for their fans on Saturday...
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image captionSouth African Pro Wrestling, as the group is known, has a devoted following.
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image captionSomali-born model and entrepreneur Iman takes to the red carpet at Venice International Film Festival in Italy on Wednesday...
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image captionWhere South African model Candice Swanepoel posed for the cameras the day before.
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image captionNigerian Afrobeats star D'banj headlines London's Brixton Academy on Sunday. Earlier that week, he told the BBC that he and his wife are expecting another child, one year on from the death of their son.
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image captionOn Thursday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, people take part in the "Fatchue" ceremony...
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image captionThe festival marks the initiation of younger generations into roles of community leadership.
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image captionUgandan musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine is blessed by Catholic priests on Sunday during a campaign event. The opposition politician plans to run against longtime President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 election.
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image captionOn Wednesday, the recently discovered, 3.8 million-year-old skull of an early ape-like human ancestor is displayed in Ethiopia. Behind it is a three-dimensional reproduction of how researchers believe the whole skull would have appeared.
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image captionIn central Kenya on Friday, armed rangers escort one of the two surviving northern white rhinos to allow vets to harvest her eggs. It is hoped the harvested eggs will be fertilised using frozen sperm from a deceased northern white rhinoceros, bringing the creatures back from the brink of extinction.
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image captionStudents are on parade during National Flag Day Liberia's capital, Monrovia, on Saturday.
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image captionAnd on the same day in the US, Africans who died at sea during the transatlantic slave trade are honoured with a petal-throwing ceremony in Virginia.

Pictures from Reuters, EPA, Getty Images, AFP, Redferns and SOPA Images

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