BBC News Online asked readers to send in their pictures of Africa. Michel Le Vieux took this picture of South Africans returning home from church in northern KwaZulu Natal.
A newly wedded couple in Ethiopia pose for Elias Endres in front of an orthodox church in Addis Ababa.
Nancy Abeiderrahmane gives us a glimpse of the brown locusts that descended on her garden in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
For Greg Biegel the marimba, played here in Victoria Falls, is the true sound of Zimbabwe.
The grand door of Rainha da Paz, the Portuguese-style cathedral in Namaacha, Mozambique was taken by Madeline Anne Decker.
Keith Baldwin took this picture of twin Kipsigis girls near Tenwek Mission hospital in western Kenya.
Sherif Shabaka snapped this shot from a bridge in Egypt's capital Cairo.
A Nigerian girl piloting a dugout canoe in the Niger Delta came to the rescue of Chris Harper who was stuck on a mud bank.
Dina Sharaf spotted these purple flowers overhanging the wall of a home in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia.