Africa's top shots: 18-24 October 2019

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

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image captionOn Sunday, a polo fan in South Africa wears what is presumably her biggest hat...
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image caption... as she watches South Africa beat Zambia 7-6.
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image captionAnother big win for South Africa in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan...
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image caption... the final score is South Africa 26, Japan 3.
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image captionFellow Liverpool players, Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Senegalese Sadio Mane are also celebrating, as they beat Belgian side Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday....
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image caption... Salah's face beams from a rainy street in Cairo, the capital of his home country. On Tuesday the prime minister announces schools would be closed ahead of non-stop rain.
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image captionRain also affects Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Sunday.
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image captionVoters queued round the football field in Botswana's capital Gaborone to vote in the country's general election on Wednesday...
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image caption... a day before a supporter of the ruling party holds up a poster of President Mokgweetsi Masisi. His party has been in power since 1966 but observers say it is the tightest election the country has ever seen.
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image captionMeanwhile in Guinea, protesters are fighting for their voices to be heard after 10 people were killed in protests against the suggestion that President Alpha Conde could run for a third term.
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image captionOn Wednesday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin welcomes the head of Sudan's Transitional Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to his Russia-Africa summit. He later wrote off $20bn (£15bn) of debt accumulated across Africa.
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image captionAnd finally, the Giza pyramids stand tall in the distance in Cairo.

Pictures from AFP, Getty Images and Anadolu Agency

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