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Africa in pictures

A selection of photos from across the African continent this week:

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On Monday fans attend a memorial match for Nigerian football legend Stephen Keshi in Togo’s capital Lome. Keshi managed Togo when they qualified for their first and only World Cup tournament in 2006.

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Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor (pictured, on the ball) called Keshi’s death “a great loss to African football”.

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Across the Atlantic, Guinean refugee Alpha Saliou Diallo celebrates receiving US citizenship as part of a special naturalisation ceremony in New York’s Central Park.

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On Tuesday, hundreds of children in the South African city of Durban take part in an outdoor yoga session as part of International World Yoga day.

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The event highlights the health benefits of the ancient practice… But it’s not always easy to find your zen when your friends are watching.

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The same day, Kenya’s Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha posts a photo of himself on Facebook, which immediately goes viral. The caption reads: “Many are used to seeing me on running outfits, but this is the other look outside the track! Proud Police Officer. #‎Loveyourjob.”

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… just in case you have forgotten what that looks like, here he is in action earlier this year in Melbourne.

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Back in Durban, competitors get ready for the African Athletics Championships, which started on Wednesday. It provides the last chance for many to qualify for this summer’s Rio Olympics.

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Meanwhile, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, a group of men escape temperatures of up to 40C by taking a dip in The Nile.

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Nearby, people break their fast with a picnic in the park, as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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Earlier in the week, crowds in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa gather round to read the news that a yellow fever epidemic had been announced.

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And on Wednesday, a Lagos vendor shows off his technicolor fabrics, known locally as “Ankara”.

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