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Africa’s top shots: 8-14 November 2019

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

Boys and men dressed in golden robes stand next to ornate religious paintings inside the church

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Altar boys attend Sunday service at Saint Andrew Cathedral in Kananga…

A priest stands in front of an ornate altar

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… where Priest Benedicte Ndebu officiates at the church in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most densely populated city

Men dressed in red clerical robes ring large church bells

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The Greek Orthodox church was established in Kananga in the 1970s

A male and female dancer perform together against a dark, dramatic backdrop

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Dancers perform at Friday’s opening ceremony ahead of the Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations match between host country Egypt and Mali

More than a dozen multicoloured insects gather in a group on parched ground

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Spotted moths gather near the Nedbank Golf Challenge fairways in South Africa

South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech, dressed in orange, smiles for the cameras as she walks the red carpet at the Glamour Women of the Year awards

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South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech takes to the red carpet at an awards ceremony in New York City

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A woman sings into a microphone with her hair wrapped around a baton in an ornate style

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In the Nigerian city of Lagos, Helen Epega performs her self-authored opera in Pidgin English

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe viewed from one of the canyons

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Zimbabwe’s majestic Victoria Falls has recorded its lowest water levels in recent times following a severe drought in the country

A hippo is stuck in the mud at a drying watering hole

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A day earlier in Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe, this hippopotamus gets stuck in a mud at a drying watering hole

Soldiers hold on to one end of a large pole as their comrade clings to the other end in the air

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Trainee soldiers balance their comrade on a pole as part of a drill at the Armed Forces Sergeants’ School in Mozambique

Prison inmates chop vegetables in a kitchen

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In response to a UN report that called Egypt’s jails “brutal”, the authorities opened up Tora prison in Cairo for a media tour

Women campaigners smile and chant as they march

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Grassroots campaigners march in Kenya’s capital Nairobi ahead of the International Conference on Population and Development

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Africa’s top shots: 8-14 November 2019

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