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Africa in pictures: 6-12 September

Girls in Senegal walking along a flooded railway line

After heavy rain on Wednesday, two girls try to their balance as they walk along a flooded railway track on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

A child peeping from behind a Swazi flag

A child peeps out from behind Swaziland's flag during celebrations to mark the country's and king's 40th birthday on Saturday.

The Nigerian Paralympic team in Beijing

On the same day, the Nigeria team parades into the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing for the start of the Paralympics.

A Kenyan athlete Nakhumicha Zakayo  at the Paralympics

Kenyan athlete Nakhumicha Zakayo prepares to throw her javelin in the women's F57/58 competition at games on Thursday. She went on to win silver.

Somali Islamists fighters standing behind crouching government soldiers

On Saturday, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Islamist fighters stand behind crouching government soldiers who the Islamists claim were defecting to their side.

A vet in Morocco standing amongst sheep with a syringe in his hand

A veterinarian gets ready to vaccinate sheep on Wednesday at a farm near the Moroccan town of Benslimane. All livestock in the country are to be inoculated ahead of the Eid festival.

Women buying fruit in Ivory Coast

On Saturday, Ivorian women buy fruit and vegetables at a stall on the road near Tiassale, a 45-minute drive north of the country's main city of Abidjan.

A Zimbabwean reads The Herald newspaper

A Zimbabwean reads The Herald newspaper on Friday, a day after the president and opposition agreed a deal to share power. For more on Africa's week tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.



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