Africa’s top shots: 1-7 December 2017

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A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week:

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We start with a bit of selfie bling in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Tuesday during a demonstration by women demanding more economic empowerment.

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The next day, Fifi Loukoula from Congo-Brazzaville competes in the World Para Powerlifting championchip in Mexico.

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Cameroon’s Vanessa Djiepmou Medibe takes on players from the Netherlands during a match at the Handball Women World Championship in Germany on Tuesday.

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A Senegalese dancer performs on Thursday during a ceremony to open a new international airport that will serve the capital, Dakar.

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Sierra Leonean singer Janka Nabay, who plays traditional Bubu music, takes a pose on Wednesday during a festival in the French city of Rennes.

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On the same day, Algerians look out of windows at the street below to see the French president in the capital, Algiers…

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It was Emmanuel Macron’s first visit to the country that fought a bitter war for independence from French colonial rule.

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On Thursday, protesters in Tunisia burn a US flag during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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A migrant protests on Saturday outside the Greek parliament in Athens against recent reports of African migrants being sold as slaves in Libya…

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A woman who became stranded after trying to make it to Europe via Libya is pictured after returning home to Nigeria on Tuesday.

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On the same day, children draw a portrait of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir at a UN site in the capital, Juba.

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A portrait of Emmerson Mnangagwa is hung at Zimbabwe’s State House on Monday about 10 days after the new president was sworn in.

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A child walks on Sunday through the hall of the derelict Gbadolite palace of Mobutu Sese Seko, the former ruler of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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On the same day, a supermoon rises over Cape Town’s Table Mountain in South Africa.

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An event organiser at Swahili Fashion Week in Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam checks her phone on Saturday…

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It is an annual event showcasing fashion from Swahili-speaking countries in East and Central Africa to promote Made-in-Africa brands…

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These men model creations, including nose rings, by Farouque Abdela, a designer from Zanzibar.

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And not to be out-done on the fashion front, Queen Elizabeth greets Nigeria’s ambassador to the UK George Adesola Oguntade and his wife to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

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