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

1

An artist poses by his pieces of art at the Chale Wote festival in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on Sunday.

2

The arts festival takes place in Accra’s historic James Town district and it is a time to dress up…

3

. and perform in front of the crowds.

4

Two days later, traditional flautists perform for US Secretary of State John Kerry at the palace of Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto, an influential Muslim leader.

5

Kenyans write messages for Mr Kerry at a hotel in the capital, Nairobi, where he met regional politicians the day before to discuss South Sudan and Somalia.

6

On Friday, the sun sets over the pyramids and the River Nile in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

7

Nearby a technician works on the remains of King Tutankhamun’s tomb on Sunday at the Grand Egyptian Museum, a big complex set to open in the next few years.

8

It was girl power on display in Rio on Saturday with a trio of African 800m medallists: Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba, Caster Semenya of South Africa and Kenyan Margaret Wambui.

10

In Gabon on Tuesday one man chooses to wear feathers to a rally ahead of polls in which President Ali Bongo faces his greatest challenge from ex-African Union Commission chief Jean Ping.

9

On the same day, a farmer takes a rest amongst the bails at the tobacco auction floors in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare

11

And a rider flies high on Tuesday in Nairobi, showing off their skills at a continental motorcross championship.