Africa’s top shots: 22-28 November 2019

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A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond:

A couple leaning against a car in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau - Sunday 24 November 2019

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A couple in Guinea-Bissau lean against a taxi in the capital, Bissau, after voting in the presidential poll on Sunday…

Fishermen unload their catch at a port in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau - Monday 25 November 2019

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The next day, fishermen in the port in Bissau unload their catch. None of the 12 candidates won more than 50% of the vote, so a run-off between the top two will be held next month.

Dancers on stage at the Afrima ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria - Sunday 24 November 2019

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Dancers perform during the All Africa Music Awards (Afrima) in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Sunday…

Congolese musician Awilo Longomba on stage with dancers at the Afrima ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria - Sunday 24 November 2019

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Also on stage dazzling the crowd during the Afrima ceremony is Awilo Longomba, a music star from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Someone in traditional dress looking like a zebra during a carnival in Dakar, Senegal - Saturday 23 November 2019

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At a carnival in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Saturday someone dresses up to perform in a traditional lion hunting game…

Someone in traditional dress looking like a lion during a carnival in Dakar, Senegal - Saturday 23 November 2019

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The event is aimed as showing the diversity of Senegal’s culture with traditional costumes, dancing, music and food to be enjoyed.

A woman boxing during a mixed martial arts class in Giza, Egypt - Sunday 24 November 2019

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On Sunday, a woman boxes during a mixed martial arts class in Giza, south-west of Egypt’s capital, Cairo…

A woman kick-boxing during a mixed martial arts class in Giza, Egypt - Sunday 24 November 2019

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Some of the women attending the class joined to defend themselves against potential harassment, the European Pressphoto Agency reports.

Women taking part in a march to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Khartoum, Sudan - Monday 25 November 2019

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The next day, Sudanese women march in the capital, Khartoum, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Passengers ride on board a train in Khartoum, Sudan - Tuesday 26 November 2019

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Passengers ride on board a train in Khartoum heading from the north of the city to the centre on Tuesday. The government reportedly inaugurated two new train lines last week.

A woman carrying two plastic containers on a motorbike taxi in Monrovia, Liberia - Tuesday 26 November 2019

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On the same day in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, a woman takes a ride on a motorbike taxi with some large containers.

A fisherman on a fishing boat on Lake Wegnia in Koulikoro region, Mali - Saturday 23 November 2019

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A fisherman is seen crossing Lake Wegnia in Mali on Saturday.

A giant duck puppet created by Wydad Casablanca football fans seen at a stadium in Casablanca, Morocco - Saturday 23 November 2019

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During a football derby between Raja and Wydad in the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Saturday, Wydad fans control a giant duck puppet to cheer on their team.

Anti-election protesters in Algiers, Algeria - Tuesday 26 November 2019

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Protesters in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, hold placards reading “No” in Arabic as they call for a boycott of presidential elections due to be held next month.

Religious leaders from Ethiopian-Jewish community leading prayers in Jerusalem, Israel - Wednesday 27 November 2019

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The next day, religious leaders from the Ethiopian-Jewish community in Jerusalem lead prayers during a holiday to celebrate their arrival in Israel over the last few decades.

Femi Kuti and British band Coldplay performing in Amman, Jordan - Saturday 23 November 2019

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Nigerian musician Femi Kuti performs with British band Coldplay at the historic Citadel in Jordan’s capital, Amman, on Saturday.

Children amid destroyed homes in a camp for displaced people in Maban, South Sudan - Monday 25 November 2019

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On Monday, South Sudanese children stand among the rooftops of homes destroyed by floodwaters in a camp in Maban for those who have fled their homes…

A man hanging out fish to dry in Maban, South Sudan - Tuesday 26 November 2019

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The next day, a man hangs out to dry fish caught in a stream formed as a result of flooding in Maban.

Yoga students training outside in Johannesburg, South Africa - Thursday 28 November 2019

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People training to become yoga teachers practise together in the South African city of Johannesburg on Thursday.

South Africa rugby captain Siya Kolisi taking a selfie at Anfield in Liverpool - Wednesday 27 November 2019

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And South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi takes a selfie at Anfield, home ground of English Premier League football team Liverpool, during the Champions League match against Italian side Napoli on Wednesday.

Pictures from AFP, EPA and Reuters




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