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Africa’s top shots: 18 – 24 October 2019

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A choice of pictures from throughout Africa and of Africans somewhere else this week:

A spectator watches the first match between South Africa and Zambia, of the African Polo Open at the Rosefield Polo Club, Centurion, on October 2src, 2src19. - South African team won the match against Zambia 7-6.

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On Sunday, a polo fan in South Africa wears what is most likely her biggest hat …

South Africa players Guy Slater (C) and Leroux Hendriks compete for the ball during a match between South Africa and Zambia at the Rosefield Polo Club, Centurion, on October 2src, 2src19. - South African team won the match against Zambia 7-6.

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… as she sees South Africa beat Zambia 7-6.

South Africa's wing Makazole Mapimpi (L) scores a try during the Japan 2src19 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on October 2src, 2src19.

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Another big win for South Africa in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final versus Japan …

South Africa's scrum-half Faf de Klerk (R) scores a try during the Japan 2src19 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on October 2src, 2src19

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… the final score is South Africa 26, Japan 3.

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates with Liverpool's Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (R) after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between (KRC) Genk and Liverpool on October 23, 2src19 at the Luminus Arena in Genk.

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Fellow Liverpool players, Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Senegalese Sadio Hair are also celebrating, as they beat Belgian side Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday …

The streets of Faisal area after heavy rains today in the capital Cairo, Egypt on October 22, 2src19. - Mostafa Madbouly, Egypts Prime Minister, announced that universities and schools are to be closed in some areas of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia after reports of Egypts Meterological Authority stating non stop rains in the next days.

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… Salah’s face beams from a rainy street in Cairo, the capital of his home country. On Tuesday the prime minister announces schools would be closed ahead of non-stop rain.

A public transport bus drives in a flooded Agege Motor Road, in the local Government Area of Mushin town, Lagos, on October 2src, 2src19. - Recent torrential rainfall has left many roads, homes and factories flooded, especially the chaotic traffic congestion occasioned by bad conditions of the roads, poor drainage and frequent breakdown of vehicles in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.

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Rain also impacts Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Sunday.

An aerial photograph shows voters waiting in a queue to cast their vote in a polling station in Gaborone on October 23, 2src19. - The general election happens in Botswana on October 23, 2src19.

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Citizens queued round the football field in Botswana’s capital Gaborone to vote in the country’s basic election on Wednesday …

A Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) supporter holds up a poster during an election campaign rally in Mokgweetsi Masisi's, President of Botswana and leader of the BDP, home village in Moshupa, on October 22, 2src19.

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… a day prior to a fan of the ruling celebration holds up a poster of President Mokgweetsi Masisi. His celebration has actually been in power since 1966 however observers say it is the tightest election the country has actually ever seen.

Guinean women hold placards reading

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On the other hand in Guinea, protesters are defending their voices to be heard after 10 individuals were eliminated in protests against the idea that President Alpha Conde could run for a 3rd term.

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President of Sudanese Transitional Council General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan during the official welcoming ceremony for the heads of state and government of states participating in the 2src19 Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on October 23, 2src19.

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On Wednesday, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin invites the head of Sudan’s Transitional Council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to his Russia-Africa summit. He later composed off $20 bn (₤15 bn) of financial obligation accumulated across Africa.

This picture taken on October 23, 2src19 from the Cairo Tower in the centre of the Egyptian capital shows a view of the Giza Pyramids in Cairo's twin city of Giza.

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And lastly, the Giza pyramids stand high in the range in Cairo.

Pictures from AFP, Getty Images and Anadolu Company

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