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

A supporter of Felix Tshisekedi being showered with power in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Thursday 10 January 2019

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A supporter Felix Tshisekedi, the provisional winner of presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo, is showered with powder on Thursday…

A supporter of Felix Tshisekedi holds a picture in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Thursday 10 January 2019

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Many of those celebrating the first-ever victory of an opposition candidate took to the streets of the capital, Kinshasa, with their faces covered in powder.

A Congolese wrestler's fetisheur sits on top of a car as he arrives to the Stade De Martyrs for a sports exhibition day in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Tuesday 8 January 2019

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Earlier in the week on Tuesday, a Congolese traditional doctor makes an eye-opening arrival at a wrestling match in Kinshasa.

A view of one of the new struggle hero statues, of Nelson Mandela, recently erected at the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg, South Africa - Friday 4 January 2019

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Statues of Nelson Mandela and 54 other anti-apartheid activists are pictured on Friday in the South African city of Johannesburg.

A man lifts weights as he works out at the Kaloleni gym, in Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 9 January 2019

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The moment of burn in a Kenyan’s workout is caught on camera in Nairobi on Wednesday.

A Chinese and Kenyan national sit handcuffed in a court in Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 9 January 2019

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In another part of the same city on the same day, a Kenyan and a Chinese national sit in the dock accused of illegally storing ivory.

President Omar al-Bashir holding a stick in Khartoum, Sudan - Wednesday 9 January 2019

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Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir waves his walking stick on Wednesday as he greets his supporters in the capital, Khartoum…

Supporters of Sudan"s President Omar al-Bashir raise up sticks and swords in salute as they gather during a rally for him in the Green Square in the capital Khartoum on January 9, 2019

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A gesture some of those in the crowd at Green Square in Khartoum seem to mimic…

Sudanese protesters attend an anti-government demonstration in the capital Khartoum - Sunday 6 January 2019

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The pro-Bashir rally followed weeks of protests against him, including this one on Sunday where one protester covers her face to protect herself from tear gas.

A migrant awaits disembarking upon their arrival at the harbour of Malaga, Spain - Sunday 6 January 2019

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Also on Sunday, a migrant looks on in Malaga after an inflatable boat was rescued off the Spanish coast.

Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Chadwick Boseman attend the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeless, the US - Sunday 6 January 2019

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Black Panther film stars, including Danai Gurira (L) from Zimbabwe and Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o (C), dress to impress at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Crane lifts a railway carriage back onto tracks in Lagos, Nigeria - Thursday 10 January 2019

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A crowd in Nigeria’s main city of Lagos watches a train carriage being lifted back on to the tracks after it came off the rails during rush hour on Thursday.

Followers Nazareth Baptist Church pray on top of their holy mountain of Nhlongakazi, north of Durban, South Africa - Wednesday 9 January 2019

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More sticks are on display, this time in South Africa as followers of Nazareth Baptist Church pray on Wednesday at the top of their holy mountain of Nhlongakazi, north of Durban…

The Shembe pilgrims walking up a mountain north of Durban - Saturday 5 January 2019

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The Shembe pilgrims, as they are known – including these women pictured on Saturday, walk barefoot for several days, covering 60km (about 40 miles) and sleeping in the open.

On Monday Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims rest as they attend their Christmas Eve celebration at the Saint Mary's Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia - Monday 7 January 2019

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It was Christmas on Monday for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Here priests are seen at a church in Lalibela…

Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims take part in the Christmas Eve celebration at Saint George Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia - Sunday 6 January 2019

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The celebrations, which take place over several days, attract pilgrims from all over the country. This is St George Church pictured on Sunday…

Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims attend the Christmas celebrations at Saint Mary's Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia - Monday 7 January 2019

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There are 11 rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, including St Mary’s, where these pilgrims find a perch in the bell tower on Monday.

A security guard looking through a window at American University of Cairo in Cairo, Egypt - Thursday 10 January 2019

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A security guard looks through a window in Egypt as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a speech at the American University of Cairo on Thursday.

Children play football at the Zawiyyet al-Mayyitee cemetery near Minya, Egypt Tuesday 8 January 2019

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And Egyptian children play in a cemetery outside Minya, dubbed “City of the Dead”, on Tuesday – the day it was announced Egypt would host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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