A selection of photos from across the African continent this week:

Children play pool in a camp in El-Fasher in Darfur, Sudan - Tuesday 6 September 2016
Children living in a camp for those who fled their homes in fighting in Sudan’s western Darfur region play pool on Tuesday…
Children gather to buy popsicles in a camp in El-Fasher in Darfur, Sudan - Tuesday 6 September 2016
In the same camp on the same day, other children are seen gathering to buy popsicles.
South Africa's Paralympic team - one jumping and high fiving - at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Wednesday 7 September 2016
One member of South Africa’s Paralympic team does an impressive flying high five during the opening of the Games in Rio on Wednesday.
A school boy stands with others holding South African flags, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa - Wednesday 7 September 2016On the same day, a boy waits at Johannesburg’s international airport for the arrival home from Rio of a South African Olympic hero….
Wayde van Niekerk arriving at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa - Wednesday 7 September 2016Wayde van Niekerk won a gold medal last month in the 400m – and broke a world record.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari receiving a gift from Mark Zuckerberg in Abuja, Nigeria - Friday 2 September 2016Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari looks delighted to receive a gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in Abuja on Friday. According to a presidential assistant it is a “Facebook drone prototype” which will beam the internet to remote areas of Africa.
Nigerian cheerleaders on footballers in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria - Saturday 3 September 2016The next day, Nigerian football cheerleaders are seen in action as the Super Eagles beat Tanzania 1-0. Despite the victory, Nigeria failed to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Girls walk along a street in Maiduguri, Nigeria - 30 August 2016Girls walk on a street in Maiduguri in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Borno in a photo released on Wednesday…
A bullet-ridden mosque in Bama, Borno state, Nigeria - 31 August 2016It is part of special photo series this week by Reuters about the ravages of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency. This is a bullet-riddled mosque in Bama.
A worker walks next to a partially collapsed railroad bridge over the River Nzi, near Dimbokro, Ivory Coast - Thursday 8 September 2016On Thursday, a worker in Ivory Coast walks next to a partially collapsed railway bridge crossing over the River Nzi to Burkina Faso. It will be several months before the trade route is fully restored…
A fisherman at sunrise in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Friday 2 September 2016Further south, a fisherman heads out to sea at sunrise in the main Ivorian city of Abidjan on Friday.
A man pouring tea in Lagfaf market near Khouribga, Morocoo - Wednesday 7 September 2016In Morocco on Wednesday, a man pours tea as merchants escort their livestock to a market near Khouribga.
Libyans lying on a beach with others swimming in Benghazi, Libya - Tuesday 6 September 2016Libyans take it easy at a beach in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi on Tuesday.
Singers holding umbrellas performing during the 2016 eThekwini Living Legends Awards ceremony in Durban, South Africa - Saturday 3 September 2016In South Africa’s coastal city of Durban, singers perform to a large audience on Saturday during a ceremony to award local “living legends”.
Christians dancing at the Nazareth Evangelical Church in Libreville, Gabon - Sunday 4 September 2016Christians dance on Sunday in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, at a church belonging to Pastor Georges Bruno Ngoussi, who owns a TV and radio station that was attacked in recent post-election violence.
A man trying to srub off anti-government graffiti from a wall in Harare, Zimbabwe - Tuesday 6 September 2016And on Tuesday a man in Zimbabwe has the messy task of trying to wash off anti-government graffiti painted on a wall in the capital, Harare.