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Africa's week in pictures: 5-11 April 2019

A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week:

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A Sudanese protester kisses a soldier on Thursday ahead of a military announcement that President Omar al-Bashir had been ousted from power... Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The day before, an icon of the protests, Alaa Salah, who has been nicknamed the "Nubian queen", speaks to crowds in Khartoum. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On the same day further north, in Algeria, protesters also demand their country's ruling elite give up power... Image copyright Getty Images Image caption They do not want those who ruled alongside Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned as president last week, to organise the upcoming elections. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Sunday, runners pass daffodils during the Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands. Kenyan Marius Kiperem (back, right) went on to win, setting a new course record. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On the same day in Italy, Ethiopia's Tebalu Zawude Heyi wins the Rome marathon. Ethiopians took gold, silver and bronze in both the men's and women's race. Image copyright AFP Image caption Wrestlers battle it out during a traditional wrestling festival on Sunday in Mali's capital, Bamako. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption On Tuesday, a man in Morocco rests in the shade as a runner taking part in the 250km (156 miles) Marathon de Sables goes past... Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The six-day event is an ultra-marathon, equivalent to roughly six standard marathons. These competitors, pictured on Wednesday, endure temperatures that can top 50°C. Image copyright AFP Image caption A woman wears a lion mask as she takes part in a march on Saturday in the South African city of Cape Town to save elephants and rhinos from extinction. Image copyright AFP Image caption On the same day in Cape Town, a joint-rolling competition winner celebrates at the Cannabis Expo for the growing industry. The use of cannabis by adults in private places was legalised last year in South Africa. Image copyright Reuters Image caption British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare poses at London's Tate Modern on Monday with his piece called The British Library of books covered in wax-print fabrics associated with African fashion. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel pays tribute in Kigali on Monday to 10 Belgian peacekeepers who died in the Rwandan genocide... Image copyright AFP Image caption He was taking part in events to mark the 25th anniversary of the killings. On the same day at the Kigali Genocide Memorial a woman looks at the names of the 800,000 people who died in 1994... Image copyright AFP Image caption On Sunday, a night vigil and prayers were held at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali... Image copyright AFP Image caption Even those who weren't born at the time remember the dead and vow that the 100 days of violence will never happen again. Pictures from AFP, Getty Images and Reuters