William Bosley's photo of a young woman walking by the Casamance River in Senegal begins this gold-themed gallery. "The sun was setting, and it accented the gold in her jewellery, and in her lovely countenance," he said.
Next up is Philippe Sibelly's night time shot of Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott, bathed in golden lights.
And Susan Warau took this while on a tour of an old gold mine in Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Benjamin Gatland took this in Sudan, asking: "Who said angels were white?"
This shining yet serene scene was captured by Celeste Robinson in Kano, Nigeria.
As was this one in Dakar, Senegal. "A domestic kitten takes a break from hunting grasshoppers to peek over a dinner table," she says.
David Buckerfield took this picture of gold being poured at Johannesburg's Gold Reef City.
And here is Mona Browne's photo of golden-hued crayfish baskets in a canoe on the Po River in Liberia.
While this early morning golden moment was captured by Chris Gulland in Mozambique.
Anna Husarska's photos show the dangerous side of mining gold. These girls do not work any more - they now go to school thanks to an aid agency, she said.
This one is from David Mowbray. Weaving baskets like this has helped empower women in Rwanda. "The baskets are made from papyrus, banana leaf and sisal and their pagoda design is unique to Rwanda," he explained.
Lastly, a picture of the gold adornments of an Asante chief in Kumasi, Ghana sent in by Jennifer Hart. For our next gallery, please send your shots of African jewellery to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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