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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2007, 16:35 GMT 17:35 UK
Africa in pictures: 7-13 April

Hands covered in crude oil, Nigeria

A Nigerian man displays his hands covered in crude oil from an abandoned leaking well head on Wednesday in the volatile but impoverished Niger Delta region.

Men carrying the coffin of Roukhi Mohamed in Algeria

The next day, Algerian mourners carry the coffin of a man killed in suicide attacks on the capital, Algiers, on Wednesday in which 33 people died in total.

A Ugandan soldier drinks water in Somalia

African Union soldiers drink water as displaced Somali families queue for water delivered by truck by the peacekeeping troops on Monday in a suburb in the capital, Mogadishu.

A woman being led away from a Rwandan genocide memorial ceremony

On Saturday, a woman overcome with emotion is helped from a ceremony in the south-western town of Murambi to commemorate the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

A woman in St Petersburg lights a candle in memory of a murdered Senegalese student

On the same day a woman lights a candle in St Petersburg in memory of Senegalese student Samba Lampsar Sall, who was murdered last year in a racist attack in the Russian city.

A Libyan man plays a traditional musical

A man plays a traditional musical instrument in Tripoli on Thursday during celebrations to mark the Libyan capital becoming this year's Islamic culture capital.

Uganda Asians sitting in a police bus

On the same day, Ugandan Asians seek safety in a police bus as an environmental march in the capital turned violent over plans to allocate a forest to an Asian-owned sugar company.

Nigerian pass by a newspaper stand on Thursday

Nigerians walk past a newspaper stand with headlines about Saturday's state elections. For more on the Nigerian polls and Africa's week tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.




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