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Africa in pictures: 16-22 June

A person at a Nollywood film stall in Ivory Coast

An Ivorian chooses a Nollywood DVD from a film street store in the West African country's main city of Abidjan on Saturday.

Moroccan women crushing Argan tree nuts

On Monday, Moroccan women crush argan tree nuts - grown in the south-west of the country - to produce an oil used for consumption and in traditional medicine.

Striking teachers in Chad

Chadian teachers go on strike in the capital, N'Djamena, on Thursday, asking for their wages from May to be paid.

South African students supporting the public sector strike

On the same day, hundreds of South African students in the port city of Durban rally in support of the public sector strike, now in its third week.

French new junior minister for European Affairs and Human Rights, Rama Yade , with children

On Friday, Senegalese-born Rama Yade, France's new junior minister for European Affairs and Human Rights, smiles with children at an event in Paris.

Southern Sudanese refugee children in Israel

Refugee children from south Sudan take a drink in the Israeli town Beersheva on Wednesday after crossing over the border from Egypt when they were picked up by Israel troops.

Election campaigner in the Republic of Congo

The next day, a campaigner attends a rally in Congo's capital, Brazzaville, ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections.

A man and policeman by a bombed-out building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu

A man walks past the shell of a building in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Friday when a curfew came into force. For more on Africa's week tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.




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