Across Africa, International Women's Day was marked on Wednesday. Here, Congolese women participate in a parade in a stadium in Kinshasa.
The previous evening this 37-year-old woman in Botswana attends a primary school literacy lesson in the country's capital, Gaborone.
In neighbouring Zimbabwe, which is experiencing serious power cuts, a 16-year-old schoolgirl does her homework by candlelight in the capital, Harare.
Outside court in South Africa where ex-Deputy President Jacob Zuma is on trial for rape, a supporter poses in reference to the pro-Zuma song "Letha Mshini Wami" (Give me my gun).
Sudan's capital been the scene of protests all week as Africa decided in principle to hand over the Darfur peacekeeping mission to the UN. This banner reads "Death to America".
Posters of Mauritania' s military leader, Col Ely Ould Mohammed Vall, are held up on Monday to welcome him on a two-day visit to neighbouring Senegal.
Later in the week, Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd l) poses next to his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika on a visit to Algiers, where he wrote off Algeria's debt to Russia.
Vets in Morocco vaccinated birds at the zoological park in the capital, Rabat, as the World Health Organization warned Africa this week not to rely on rich nations to help tackle bird flu.
Vehicles entering Niger from Nigeria are checked on Tuesday for diseased poultry to stop the spread of bird flu. Both countries have had cases of the deadly H5N1 strain.
A shark-shaped coffin commissioned from Ghana goes on display in Australia for Melbourne's cultural festival. For more on Africa this week tune into BBC Network Weekend Africa.