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TOPSHOT - This handout image received courtesy of Doctors Without Border (MSF) on January 17, 2017, shows a wounded child after an air force jet accidentally bombarded a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram Islamists, in Rann, northeast Nigeria. At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on January 17, 2017, when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said. / AFP PHOTO / Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF)

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A child lies injured after an air force jet accidentally bombarded a camp for those displaced by Boko Haram Islamists, in Rann, northeast Nigeria according to medical charity MSF. Photo MSF/AFP

A Voodoo devotee performs on a beach at the annual Voodoo Festival on January 10, 2017 in Ouidah.  Officially declared a religion in Benin in 1996, Voodoo and the Voodoo festival attracts thousands of devotees and tourists for a day filled with ritual dances and gin drinking. Benins voodoo festival is held every year and is the West African countrys most vibrant and colourful event. / AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNISSTEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A Voodoo devotee performs on a beach at the annual Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin.
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A man screams as people gather to protest

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A man screams as people gather to protest in the neighbourhood of Yolo in Kinshasa. Gunfire was heard in DR Congo’s two largest cities as the opposition leader called on citizens to reject President Joseph Kabila whose mandate expired on Tuesday. Photo Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

Women and children stand on a street of the Mombele neighborhood in Kinshasa on December 19, 2016, as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President's mandate. Joseph Kabila's second term ends on December 20 but he has shown no sign of stepping down and mediation talks have failed, sparking fears of fresh political violence in the mineral-rich but unstable Democratic Republic of Congo. / AFP PHOTO / Eduardo SOTERASEDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images

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Women and children stand on a street of the Mombele neighbourhood in Kinshasa as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s mandate. Photo Eduardov Soteras/AFP/Getty 

A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks,  in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 19 December, 2016, as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila's mandate. Kabila's second term ends on December 20 but he has shown no sign of stepping down and mediation talks have failed, sparking fears of fresh political violence in the mineral-rich but unstable Democratic Republic of Congo. / AFP PHOTO / Griff TapperGRIFF TAPPER/AFP/Getty Images

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A man is arrested by a member of the military police after people attempted to block the road with rocks, in the neighbourhood of Majengo in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as tensions rose with one day left of Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s mandate. Photo Griff Tapper/AFP/Getty

 Somali security forces patrol along the coast of Qaw, in Puntland, northeastern Somalia on December, 18, 2016. Armed militants groups have become more active in the Puntland's region, northern Somalia, since being pushed out of their strongholds in southern Somalia by African Union forces and the Somali National Army. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images

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Somali security forces patrol along the coast of Qaw, in Puntland, northeastern Somalia. Photo Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP

A woman and a boy walk past a flock of dead goats in a dry land close to Dhahar in Puntland, northeastern Somalia, on December 15, 2016.  Drought in the region has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen.  / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDIWAHABMOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman and a boy walk past a flock of dead goats in a dry land close to Dhahar in Puntland, northeastern Somalia. Drought in the region has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen. Photo Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty 

A Kenyan nurse shouts slogans in a march outside the Ministry of Health headquarters during their strike following the failed negotiations between health unions and government on wage increases and improvement of working conditions in Nairobi, Kenya December 8, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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A Kenyan nurse shouts slogans in a march outside the Ministry of Health headquarters during their strike following the failed negotiations between health unions and government on wage increases and improvement of working conditions in Nairobi, Kenya Photo Thomas Mukoya/Reuters 

Gambia Election

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Gambians celebrate the victory of Opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow in the streets of Serrekunda, Gambia. Picture AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Performers from the Joles ethnic group in Gambia prepare to perform with sharp blades  which they say will demonstrate the magic powers of a spiritual water, that will make them immune to the cuts, during a campaign rally by incumbent President Yahya Jammeh, leader of the APRC (The Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction) in Bikama on November 24, 2016.  As electoral favorite Jammeh seeks his fifth term in power, a two-week campaign period will come to an end next week ahead of the December 1st presidential election with political leaders canvassing in rural areas. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARIMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

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Performers from the Joles ethnic group in Gambia prepare to perform with sharp blades which they say will demonstrate the magic powers of a spiritual water, that will make them immune to the cuts, during a campaign rally by incumbent President Yahya Jammeh, leader of the APRC in Bikama. Photo Marco Longari/AFP/Getty 

- Health personnel measures a child as part of a program for malnourished children sponsored by the World Food Program at a Health Center in Mavivi, Beni territory, Eastern D.R.Congo, on November 15, 2016.  Malnutrition is very common in the country and the problem has been amplified lately in the area by the influx of displaced people fleeing a surge in violence. / AFP PHOTO / Eduardo Soteras / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Eduardo Soteras has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Mavivi] instead of [Mbau]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images

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Health personnel measures a child as part of a program for malnourished children sponsored by the World Food Program at a Health Center in Mavivi, Beni territory, Eastern D.R.Congo. Photo Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty

 

A man bicycles down a flooded street with empty cooking oil containers during a rain storm in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on November 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUKDANIEL HAYDUK/AFP/Getty Images

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A man cycles down a flooded street with empty cooking oil containers during a rain storm in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo Daniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty 

A pile of 5,250 illegal weapons are burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, in Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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A pile of 5,250 illegal weapons are burned by Kenyan police in Ngong, near Nairobi, in Kenya. The weapons consisted of both confiscated and surrendered firearms that had been stockpiled over almost a decade and were destroyed by police as a message to the public to surrender others. Photo Ben Curtis/AP

Protestors call for the removal of President Jacob Zuma outside court in Pretoria, South Africa, November 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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Protestors call for the removal of President Jacob Zuma outside court in Pretoria, South Africa. Photo Mike Hutchings/Reuters

An African migrant gets fanned on the ground after crossing a border fence between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta October 31, 2016. REUTERS/M. Martin

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An African migrant gets fanned on the ground after crossing a border fence between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta Photo M. Martin/Reuters

Newly crowned Oba of Benin Kingdom Eheneden Erediauwa is guided through a symbolic bridge by the palace chiefs during his coronation in Benin city, Nigeria October 20, 2016.REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

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Newly crowned Oba of Benin Kingdom Eheneden Erediauwa is guided through a symbolic bridge by the palace chiefs during his coronation in Benin city, Nigeria. Photo Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

University of Cape Town students clash with police as stun grendes are used during protests demanding free tertiary education in Cape Town, South Africa, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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University of Cape Town students clash with police as stun grenades are used during protests demanding free tertiary education in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government gesture as they advance into the last area controlled by Islamic State, in Sirte, Libya, October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.backed government gesture as they advance into the last area controlled by Islamic State, in Sirte, Libya.Photo Ismail Zitouny/Getty

Protesters chant slogans in front of a barricade during a protest demanding free education, at the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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Protesters chant slogans in front of a barricade during a protest demanding free education, at the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Photo Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters 

A migrant is rescued after the rubber boat he was in sunk some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline on October 12, 2016. A growing number of people are attempting the treacherous sea journey from Libya or Egypt, after the closure of the Balkan migrant trail route leading from Greece to western Europe. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A migrant is rescued after the rubber boat he was in sunk some eight nautical miles off Libya‘s Mediterranean coastline