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Africa in pictures: 14-20 April

A Nigerian man soaps himself

On Tuesday a man soaps himself down after a day's work on a rubbish dump in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.

A boy in Chad hold up a picture of fighting he has witnessed

On Friday a Sudanese refugee, who fled Darfur to live in a camp in neighbouring Chad, holds up a picture he has drawn showing his experiences of the conflict.

A school class in Sudan

On the same day, Sudanese teachers in Darfur conduct classes in the open air in Abu Shouk refugee camp near the town of Al-Fashir.

A Malawian man with a mobile phone

A man attempts to take a picture of the pop star Madonna as she leaves a centre for street children in Malawi on Wednesday.

Paul Tergat in London

The next day, Kenyan athlete Paul Tergat poses by Tower Bridge in London ahead of this weekend's London marathon.

A child in front of French troops in Ivory Coast

On Monday, a child passes a French peacekeeping vehicle in Ivory Coast on the eve of the dismantlement of the buffer zone that has split the country for several years.

Protesting South Africans

Demonstrators in South Africa protest on Friday against their eviction from an industrial site that borders Alexandra township near Johannesburg.

A woman carrying a pot of yams on her head

A Nigerian woman carries yams on her head on the eve of presidential elections. For more on the Nigerian polls and Africa's week tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.


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