Africa’s top shots: 19-25 August 2016

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

An artist poses by his pieces of art at the Chale Wote festival in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on Sunday.
The arts festival takes place in Accra’s historic James Town district and it is a time to dress up…
. and perform in front of the crowds.
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.
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.
On Friday, the sun sets over the pyramids and the River Nile in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.
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.
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.
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.
On the same day, a farmer takes a rest amongst the bails at the tobacco auction floors in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare
And a rider flies high on Tuesday in Nairobi, showing off their skills at a continental motorcross championship.


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