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Africa's week in pictures: 24-31 May 2018

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    A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.

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    A Malian was at the centre of one of the week's biggest stories. Mamoudou Gassama scaled a building to rescue a child - his heroism earning him an invite to meet the French president on Monday.


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    In Mali on Wednesday, a man is pictured sitting in a mosque in Mopti during a visit by UN chief Antonio Guterres.


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    In Cairo, Egyptians cheer on a different hero on Saturday: Mo Salah as he played for Liverpool in the Uefa Champions League Final.


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    Over in the US on Wednesday, Ghanaian Shifa Amankwah-Gabbey, 12, searches for her own slice of glory at the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee.


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    On the same day, a 1930s "runner mask", or "Mabu", made by the Wum people in Cameroon, goes on display ahead of an auction in England.


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    Three days earlier, a man is pictured praying after breaking his Ramadan fast at the Sheikh Dafallah Mosque in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.


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    On Friday, community spirit sees volunteers help clear up Kibera slum, in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.


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    In Zimbabwe, thoughts are turning to the election, due on 31 July. On Tuesday, this prospective voter checks her registration details.


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    In Madagascar, leadership is on people's mind: these opposition supporters are out in force on Saturday to demand the president's resignation.


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    On the same day across the water in South Africa's city of Durban, it is all about celebrating the continent in a street carnival marking Africa Month.
     
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