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Africa in pictures: 1-7 March

Zimbabweans at a campaign rally for President Robert Mugabe

A young Zimbabwean girl is lifted aloft to hear veteran President Robert Mugabe address a rally on Wednesday as he campaigns for another term in office.

Sudanese refugees on a bus

On Thursday, a group of Sudanese refugees living in a camp in Uganda wait inside a bus to be repatriated to southern Sudan following the end of the war three years ago.

A baby being washed in a bowl in a displacement camp in northern Uganda

On the same day in a camp for displaced Ugandans, a girl is given a bath. Thousands will return home if a deal between the government and rebels is signed later this month.

Madagascans paddle through a village

On Sunday, residents of Anaroro paddle through the streets of their village - heavily flooded after Madagascar was hit by cyclone Ivan last month.

Former UN chief Kofi Annan taking a photograph

On the same day, former UN chief Kofi Annan takes a snap before leaving Kenya's capital, Nairobi, where he helped negotiate a deal to end the country's post-poll crisis.

The inside of a mosque in Moroni, the Comoros

On Wednesday, men pray at a mosque in Moroni, the capital of the Comoros islands where diplomats say residents from Anjouan island are fleeing because of political tension there.

Women in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, sorting plastic bottles

At a market in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan on Tuesday, a woman collects plastic bottles to be sold for recycling....

Spectators watch push bike racers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

... Two days later, spectators in Abidjan watch cyclists taking part in the first ever Tour de la Paix race in Ivory Coast - 90 cyclists will cover a course of more than 900km.

Algerian female police officers at their passing out parade

Algerian policewomen parade during a graduation ceremony on Thursday. For more on Africa's week and International Women's Day tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.



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