Kissing soldiers and rolling joints

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

A Sudanese anti-regime protester kisses a soldier on the head during protests in Khartou, Sudan - Thursday 11 April 2019Image 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…
Alaa Salah, a woman propelled to internet fame after clips went viral of her leading powerful protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir, addresses protesters during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan - Wednesday 10 April 2019Image 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.
An elderly Algerian woman talks to a member of the security forces cordoning-off a protest area during an anti-system demonstration in the capital Algiers on April 10, 2019. - Algerian demonstrators kept up protests today against the ruling elite despite a pledge from the interim head of state to hold 'transparent' presidential elections following veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation. Lawmakers the day before selected upper house speaker Abdelkader Bensalah as Algeria's first new president in 20 years in line with constitutional rules, but the appointment failed to meet the demands of demonstrators pushing for the whole of Bouteflika's entourage to stand down.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…
An Algerian woman holds a flag near security forces cordoning-off a protest area during an anti-system demonstration in Algiers, Algeria - Wednesday 10 April 2019Image 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.
Marius Kipserem (R) of Kenya runs past daffodils as he competes in the 39th Rotterdam Marathon in Rotterdam, the Netherlands - Sunday 7 April 2019Image 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.
Ethiopia's Tebalu Zawude Heyi bites the winner's medal as he celebrates on the podium after winning the 25th edition of the men's Rome Marathon in Rome, Italy - Sunday 7 April 2019Image 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.
A Malian wrestler brings down his opponent according to the rules of the traditional wrestling during the traditional wrestling festival in Bamako, Mali -Sunday 7 April 2019Image copyright AFP
Image caption Wrestlers battle it out during a traditional wrestling festival on Sunday in Mali’s capital, Bamako.
A competitor runs past an inhabitant during the stage 3 of the 34th edition of the Marathon des Sables between Kourci Dial Zaid and Jebel El Mraïer in the southern Moroccan Sahara desert, Tuesday 9 April 2019Image 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…
People compete in the fourth stage of the 34th edition of the Marathon des Sables between Jebel El Mraier and Rich Mbirika in the southern Moroccan Sahara desert, on Wednesday 10 April 2019Image 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.
A woman wearing a lion mask takes part in a march to save elephants and rhinos from extinction in Cape Town, South Africa - Saturday 6 April 2019Image 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.
A woman wins a round of a joint-rolling competition at the Cannabis Expo in Cape Town, South Africa - Saturday 6 April 2019Image 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.
Yinka Shonibare poses with his art piece called The British Library at Tate Modern in London, UK - Monday 8 April 2019Image 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.
Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel (C) walks after delivering a speech during a tribute ceremony for 10 Belgian UN peacekeepers killed during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide during the 25th commemoration of the genocide at Belgian Memorial Camp Kigali in Kigali, Rwanda - Monday 8 April 2019Image 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…
Woman looking at list of Rwanda genocide victimsImage 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…
People hold candles as they attend a night vigil and prayer at the Amahoro Stadium as part of the 25th commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Kigali, Rwanda - Sunday 7 April 2019Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday, a night vigil and prayers were held at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali…
Children lighting candles during a night vigil and prayer at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda - Sunday 7 April 2019Image 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

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