Myoto Liyolo's photo of Congolese fisherman lowering baskets into roaring waters is the first of a series of shots showing people at work in Africa sent in by BBC News website readers.
In Mozambique near Rio Savanne Chris Horak took this picture of a boat builder making a dugout canoe.
In Farley Baricuatro's photograph a Zanzibari woman digs up coconut husks buried four to six months before so as to soften the fibres to make it easier to make rope.
A man hopes to sell his giraffe sculptures to tourists on a beach in Senegal in this photograph sent in by Anil Goswami.
Kelly Jones sent in this image of men in Sierra Leone who continue their back-breaking search for diamonds despite the fact that no gem has been found at this mine for four years.
A Sudanese man lugs a carcass at a meat market in Kabkabiyah - a town in the war-torn region of Darfur - in Rob Rolfe's picture...
... Also in Sudan's western Darfur region, Fred and Aileen Knip took this shot of a man who transports water on his donkey to make his living.
In his photograph, Shiang Pei Kuo captures a woman on the island of Likoma in Lake Malawi spreading butter on rolls just out of the oven at a bakery.
Women and children work to prepare an evening meal as their corn dries in the village of Nabila in Ghana in Lauren Mong's photo taken at dusk.
Paul Matovu took this shot of boys in Uganda carrying papyrus grown in wetlands and cut down to be used in the construction of houses.
A barber shaves the head of a customer in his shop in Benin in this photograph snapped by Peeter Viisimaa. For a future gallery, please send in images of African weather.