Africa's top shots: 11 -17 October 2019

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

A woman wearing an intricate red fascinator and red, lip-shaped sunglasses smiles.Image copyrightAFPImage caption A reveller smiles for the cameras at Uganda's Royal Ascot Goat Race on Saturday. The annual event began in 1993 as a parody of the UK's famous horse race. Presentational white spaceThree difference designs are showcased by model at the Taússy Daniel show during Johannesburg Fashion Week.Image copyrightGallo ImagesImage caption Also on Saturday, models for Mozambican designer Taússy Daniel strike poses on the catwalk at AFI Johannesburg Fashion Week... Presentational white spaceHair and make-up artists work on a model backstage.Image copyrightGallo ImagesImage caption Another model has her hair and make-up tended to backstage... Presentational white spaceNdlovu Youth Choir are pictured signing and dancing, in mathcing outfits, on stage.Image copyrightGallo ImagesImage caption Also at the event were the Ndlovu Youth Choir, seen here performing for attendees... Presentational white spaceModel wear bright blue and neon green dresses on the catwalk.Image copyrightGallo ImagesImage caption While frothy tulle designs by House Of Jahdara were among the pieces on display. Presentational white spaceBen Enwonwu's painting Africa Dances is seen on a wall. A woman is seen, out-of-focus, looking at the piece.Image copyrightGallo ImagesImage caption Africa Dance by late Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu is seen on Saturday at Sotheby's auction house in London. Days later the artwork sold for £471,000 ($604,300) - more than twice its estimate. Presentational white spaceIdentical twin sisters wearing matching jewellery and hairstyles smile for the camera.Image copyrightAFPImage caption Identical twin sisters Kehinde Olofin (L) and Taye Olofin take part in the Igbo-Ora World Twins festival on Saturday... Presentational white spaceIdentical twin brothers stand next to each and pose for the camera.Image copyrightAFPImage caption Alese Kehinde Akat (L) and Alese Taiwo also attend... Presentational white spaceA mother kisses one of her twins during the Igbo-Ora World Twins festival.Image copyrightAFPImage caption The event is held in a part of south-western Nigeria reputed to have one of the highest incidences of multiple births in the world. Presentational white spaceA boy holds up a handmade sign in the stands at a football match.Image copyrightAllsport Co.Image caption At Nigeria's football friendly against Brazil in Singapore on Sunday, a boy holds up a sign in Portuguese that reads "Neymar can I have your shirt, I'm your biggest fan". Presentational white spaceEntle Maungwa holds a kata stance.Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The day before, Entle Maungwa of Botswana is seen competing in the karate kata category at the ANOC World Beach Games in Qatar. Presentational white spaceA wrestler grips the thigh of his opponent, who in turn is balancing his body weight with one hand on the ground.Image copyrightAnadolu AgencyImage caption Nuba-style wrestlers fight in front of a packed-out crowd in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, on Friday. Hundreds of people in Eldoret watch Eliud Kipchoge's race against time on a screen.Image copyrightAFPImage caption Rapt supporters near Eliud Kipchoge's training camp in western Kenya watch live TV coverage on Saturday as the athlete attempts to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours. Kipchoge succeeded - clocking a time of 1:59:40 in Austria. Presentational white spaceHilda Flavia Nakabuye is comforted by two other attendees as she speak at C40 Copenhagen.Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Ugandan activist Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, 22, is visibly moved at a summit in Denmark on Friday as she describes the effects of the global climate crisis on her community. "Dry spells left the stream dry and my parents had to sell off our land - when the money [finished] it was a question of survival or death," she said. Presentational white spaceTwo female officers in army fatigue are seen on a vehicle, smiling as they take a selfie.Image copyrightAFPImage caption Tunisian military officers take a selfie while escorting sealed voting materials to a polling station in the capital on Saturday, ahead of a presidential vote-off later won by retired law professor Kais Saied. Presentational white spaceTwo men are seen wearing studded leather jackets and trousers. One of them has a painted face, is sticking his tongue out, and making the sign of the horns with his hand.Image copyrightAFPImage caption And on Sunday in Botswana, supporters join a rally for Tshekedi Khama - the brother of former President Ian Khama - who is standing as a parliamentary candidate in next week's elections.

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