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Africa’s week in pictures: 21-27 April 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.

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Tamasin Ford

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Sapeurs from DR Congo and Ivory Coast gathered on Tuesday to pay homage to musician Papa Wemba who died at the Femua music festival in Abidjan a year ago…

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Tamasin Ford

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He was the king of the sapeurs and founder of “La Sape” (Society of Partygoers and Elegant People)…

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Tamasin Ford

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Sapeurs must be well dressed, wearing designer labels, and they must also smell good, be well groomed and always sport a smart hair cut.

A woman waits for customers at a streetside boutique at the central business district in Nigeria's commercial capital LagosImage copyright
Reuters

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On Wednesday, a woman selling second-hand underwear waits for customers in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.

A man pushes a wheelbarrow through a street at Okepopo district in LagosImage copyright
Reuters

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On the same day, a man pushes a wheelbarrow through a street in the Okepopo district of Lagos.

A woman stands inside a Christian souvenir shopImage copyright
Reuters

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On Saturday, a woman sits inside a Christian souvenir shop ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Cairo.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) accompanies Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed past the honour guardsImage copyright
AFP

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) accompanies Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed past the guard of honour during an official welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey.

A porter transports a cart loaded with empty plastic drums to a recycling dealerImage copyright
Reuters

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A porter transports a cart loaded with empty plastic drums to a recycling dealer in the outskirts of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi.

A supporter of Kenyan opposition National Super AllianceImage copyright
Reuters

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A supporter of Kenya’ Orange Democratic Party arrives at a rally where its leader Raila Odinga was named the presidential candidate of the opposition coalition.

Images courtesy of AFP, EPA, Getty Images and Reuters

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39730039

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April 29th, 2017

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