A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.
Fans of Kenyan club Gor Mahia go home in style after seeing their team play Tunisian club Esperance in the African Champions League on Wednesday. The teams drew 0-0.
The previous day, this fan of Egypt’s Al Ahly lit up the impressive Cairo International Stadium during his team’s 4-0 victory against Gabon’s Mounana.
This match was held in a slightly less imposing arena – a detention centre for migrants in Libya. It pitted a team of Senegalese (in green) against Cameroonians (in orange).
This member of Kenyan acrobat group Kibera Messenger breathes fire during a performance in Nairobi, on Wednesday.
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o used golden thread to style her hair in a traditional Rwandan way during an Oscar party on Sunday.
The unseasonably cold weather caused by the “Beast from the East” which hit Western Europe this week also saw snow fall in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.
This family is one of thousands to have fled violence in eastern DR Congo, using boats to cross Lake Albert to reach Uganda.
On Monday, these men and women in Sierra Leone were hard at work trying to sift through the sand and mud near the northern city of Makeni, looking for gold.
Wednesday’s elections in the country were largely peaceful – except for some protests outside the offices of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), in which this man was detained.
In Ivory Coast, it was undertakers who were protesting – at what they said were unfair practices by the country’s dominant funeral service provider.
A group of Eritrean migrants in Israel pose for a photo as they leave the Holot detention centre in Israel. The centre, in the middle of the desert, is due to close but in the meantime, it is run on an open basis, with detainees free to leave during the day as long as they return at night, reports the European Press Agency.
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