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Africa’s week in pictures: 2-8 November 2018

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

Woman sews.

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On Saturday a student keen to become a fashion designer gets to work in Mogadishu in Somalia.

Fishermen arrange their nets.

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While on the same day over in Western Sahara fishermen arrange their nets.

Fishermen on a boat.

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The Anakao community in Madagascar go fishing on a smaller scale the next day…

Fisherman tends to his net in the sea.

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This Anakao fisherman dives right in to the water to gather the net.

Shura Kitata, left, and Lelisa Desisa, right, run.

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On the same day in the US, Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa, right, eventually overtakes compatriot Shura Kitat to win the New York City Marathon.

Statue of Mohamed Salah.

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The next day, a statue of the Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah raises eyebrows, with some asking if it looks anything like him.

Brandon Mavuta celebrates.

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Also on Tuesday, Zimbabwean cricketer Bradon Mayuta rejoices after a Bangladeshi cricketer is dismissed. Zimbabwe go on to win the test match.

Ilhan Omar celebrates.

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Also celebrating, one time Somali refugee Ilhan Omar is elected into the US House of Representatives.

Women from the Ethiopian Jewish community pray.

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The same day in Jerusalem, a woman from the Ethiopian Jewish community prays during the Sigd holiday.

A priestess lies on the floor and spits water on two eggs.

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A different type of festival is marked in Abidjan on the same day by a priestess carrying out a purification ceremony – the Abissa forgiveness festival.

Polling official wait for voters at a polling station of Isotry district in Antananarivo.

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Election officials wait to open the polls on Wednesday for Madagascar’s presidential election where 36 people compete for the top job.

Residents trying to salvage their belonging from a fire that ravaged overnight a section of the Anosibe central market in Antananarivo.

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After polls close, disaster strikes as a fire guts buidlings in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, and people salvage what is left.

Prince Charles watches women pounding.

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And on Thursday Prince Charles gets a cooking lesson in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on his last day of his West African tour.

Pictures from AFP, EPA, Reuters and Getty Images

Africa’s week in pictures: 2-8 November 2018