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Africa in pictures: 19 - 25 August

Would-be illegal immigrant on deck of Italy Navy ship in Lampedusa Port, south of Sicily

One of 70 rescued illegal immigrants on board an Italian navy ship after the boat of would-be migrants were travelling on sank near the island of Lampedusa. At least 10 people died.

Man doing the bird flu dance in a nightclub in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

A young Ivorian man does the bird flu dance in a nightclub in Abidjan. The moves are said to resemble a diseased chicken trying to dance to hip-hop.

Postage stamps displaying Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's picture during a ceremony marking their reintroduction after almost two decades with no postal system

Liberia has produced its first postage stamps since civil war began in 1989. Posts and Telecommunications Minister Jackson Doe unveiled them in Monrovia on Tuesday.

Tony Yengeni outside Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town, South Africa

Former South African MP and ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni sings outside Pollsmoor Prison with about 300 supporters before beginning his jail sentence for fraud on Thursday.

Real Madrid's new international midfielder Mahamadou Diarra from Mali gets examined at La Moraleja clinic on his first day

Real Madrid's new midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, 25, from Mali, gets a medical check-up before signing a five year contract with the nine-time European champions.

Hijab clad Somali policewomen guard inside the premises of the sea port of Mogadishu during a reopening ceremony

Hijab clad Somali policewomen guard Mogadishu's newly opened sea port. A ship, laden with coffee and TVs, docked at the port on Friday - the first to do so in a decade.

The massive statue of Ramses II passes close to the great pyramids in Giza during the end of its journey from the polluted city to a spot near the Pyramids and closer to its original site

Tens of thousands of people watched the huge granite statue of ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II being moved. To hear more about Africa's week tune into Weekend Network Africa.


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