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Boys play next to the gates of the Zueitina oil terminal, west of Benghazi, Libya September 14, 2016. Picture taken September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

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Boys play next to the gates of the Zueitina oil terminal, west of Benghazi, Libya 

Zebras walk towards crossing wildebeest in the Mara river during the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara game reserve on September 13, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

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Zebras walk towards crossing wildebeest in the Mara river during the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara game reserve 

A picture taken on September 1, 2016 shows a solar eclipse in the sky of in Dar es Salaam

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The solar eclipse in the sky in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania today

abonese police forces patrol as they clear barricades in the streets adjacent to the National Assembly, in Libreville

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Gabonese police forces patrol as they clear barricades in the streets adjacent to the National Assembly, in Libreville on Thursday

Supporters of the opposition candidate Jean Ping sleep at the party headquarters after having spent the night waiting for the Presidential Election result in Libreville

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Supporters of the opposition candidate Jean Ping sleep at the party headquarters after having spent the night waiting for the Presidential Election result in Libreville, Gabon 

Residents move furniture through debris and building rubble after a building collapsed in Mogadishu's Shangani district

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Residents move furniture through debris and building rubble after a building collapsed in Mogadishu’s Shangani district today

A vendor sells cigarettes before opposition party supporters clashed with police in Harare, Zimbabwe,

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A vendor sells cigarettes before opposition party supporters clashed with police in Harare, Zimbabwe

Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) dance and sing around Wonderkop Hill during the 4th anniversary of the Marikana shooting in  Rustenburg, South Africa, 16 August 2016. Police forces shot dead 34 miners from the Lonmin mine four years ago after a protracted strike in the mining sector. Relatives and fellow miners gather at Wonderkop hill each year to remember those who died and were wounded.

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Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) dance and sing around Wonderkop Hill during the 4th anniversary of the Marikana shooting in Rustenburg, South Africa. Police forces shot dead 34 miners from the Lonmin mine four years ago after a protracted strike in the mining sector. Relatives and fellow miners gather at Wonderkop hill each year to remember those who died and were wounded.

Sudanese children play in mud in the village of Makli that was flooded as the river Gash burst its banks

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Sudanese children play in mud in the village of Makli that was flooded as the river Gash burst its banks

TOPSHOT - Political Party agents check the voters roll at Kanyama Basic school voting station during Zambian general elections on August 11, 2016 in Lusaka.  Zambians went to the polls on August 11 shaken by an election campaign of "unprecedented" violence that could threaten the country's relative stability and its democratic record

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Political Party agents check the voters roll at Kanyama Basic school voting station during Zambian general elections in Lusaka.

South African voters wait at a polling station outside the hostels in Umlazi, Durban

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South African voters wait at a polling station outside the hostels in Umlazi, Durban 

South Africa holds municipal elections

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People stand in a queue to cast their vote during the municipal elections in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa

A worker prepares to move a boat heavily laden with salt collected from the bed of Lake Retba during the harvest near Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday

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A worker prepares to move a boat heavily laden with salt collected from the bed of Lake Retba during the harvest near Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday

Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on July 6, 2016 in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, some 120 kms north of Cairo.  Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.  / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKIKHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, Egypt 

South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria, on July 6, 2016 after being sentenced to six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago. Pistorius was freed from prison in the South African capital Pretoria last October after serving one year of a five-year term for culpable homicide -- the equivalent of manslaughter. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / MARCO LONGARIMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

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South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria after being sentenced to six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago 

A member of the civil society chants slogans during a protest dubbed "Stop extrajudicial killings" on the killing of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver in Nairobi, Kenya, July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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A member of the civil society chants slogans during a protest dubbed “Stop extrajudicial killings” after the killing of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver in Nairobi, Kenya 

Wreckage of a minibus ripped apart by a landmine just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu

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Wreckage of a minibus ripped apart by a landmine just outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTParalympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.REUTERS NEWS PICTURES. TEMPLATE OUT

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Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves after the second day of his sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa

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Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves after the second day of his sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa today

epa05364135 Opposition supporters react in front of a burning barricade they set up in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest against an MP Moses Kuria of the ruling Jubilee coalition who allegedly called for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga, 14 June 2016.  Kenyan police are investigating MP's Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu after they were captured on video making inflammatory remarks against members of the Luo community. The incident comes after weeks of protests led by opposition leader Raila Odinga against the country's electoral body Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

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Opposition supporters react in front of a burning barricade they set up in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest against an MP Moses Kuria of the ruling Jubilee coalition who allegedly called for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga