Africa

Africa's top shots: 25-31 October 2019

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

A man cradles and kisses an infant inside a church. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Hundreds of migrants take shelter at this church in South Africa on Thursday, after being removed from the UN refugee agency's offices in Cape Town where they had staged a sit-in for three weeks.
An imam opens a blue door. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Tuesday, an imam opens a door to the Great Mosque in the historic city of Agadez in central Niger.
A tourist looks out from a balcony of a home in the Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa, 30 October 2019. The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association has been awarded a gold certificate at the 2019 Simon van der Stel Awards for its efforts to preserve the heritage of their area. A one billion Rand development on the fringes of the Bo-Kaap was halted by residents in a clash with police in November last year. The Bo-Kaap neighborhood on Signal Hill dates back to the establishment of a Dutch colony on the Cape of Good Hope in the seventeenth century. It is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual community composed of descendants from South and Southeast Asian nations who had been forcibly relocated to supply skilled labor for the expanding Cape Colony. The Bo-Kaap is recognized globally for its distinctive vernacular architecture and its enduring Muslim culture. The district preserves the largest collection of pre 1850 architecture in South Africa including the countries oldest mosq Image copyright EPA
Image caption The next day in Cape Town, a tourist poses for photos in the Bo Kaap neighbourhood...
Washing hangs from a line outside a house that is painted green. Image copyright EPA
Image caption A local residents' association was recently given a conservation award for their efforts in preserving the heritage of the area.
A young girl wearing a pink feather boa and matching earrings and hair bows takes part in the march. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Saturday, people take to the streets for Johannesburg Pride Parade...
A woman marches in a rainbow-coloured skirt and parasol. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The event, which celebrates LGBTQ people and rights, is in its 30th year.
Pupils from Nairobi primary school sit for their exams at the start the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations in Nairobi on October 29, 2019. - A total of 1,088,986 candidates writing the tests that mark their transition to secondary schools. The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) is a certificate awarded to students after completing the approved eight-year course in primary education and transition to secondary education thereafter. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Final-year primary school pupils sit for their exams in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday.
Students of Makerere university react after being exposed to teargas during their protest against the 15 percent tuition increment in Kampala, Uganda, on October 30, 2019. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Students protesting against a proposed 15% hike in tuitions fees at Uganda's Makerere University protect each other as tear gas is sprayed on Wednesday.
A boy with "no sanctions" daubed on his face in greena nd blue paint looks at the camera. Image copyright EPA
Image caption Zimbabweans take part in protests on Friday against sanctions imposed by the EU and US.
A man sits at the base of a column of Luxor Temple. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day in Egypt, a caretaker at Luxor Temple takes a rest in the shade.
Truck drivers taking a nap, using their trucks as shade. Image copyright NurPhoto
Image caption Truck drivers also shelter from the sun a day later in the Nigerian city of Lagos, in improvised beds on the undercarriage of their lorries.
A child smiles from behind a red blanket. Image copyright SOPA Images
Image caption And people rescued from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea are safely brought to shore at the Spanish port city of Malaga.

Images courtesy of Reuters, Getty Images, Nur Photo, SOPA Images and AFP.

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