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Nawal Farhat, 62, in her home at the El’Arafa necropolis, a cemetery in the City of the Dead, in Cairo. People live and work among the dead in the four-mile-long cemetery, which consists of tombs and mausoleums. While some reside in the area to be closer to their ancient heritage, others were forced to reside here from central Cairo due to increased urbanization since the 1950s, or for work opportunities. The poorest live in a slum area in the City of the Dead.
A man walks with his camels in M’hamid el-Ghizlane, in the Moroccan southern Sahara desert.
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Chadian soldiers march during Flintlock 2014, a US-led international training mission for African militaries, in Diffa, Niger
Fatima Abdala, from Barakutili, South Darfur, rests in her small shelter in the Kalma camp for Internally Displaced People. Violence has spread in the Darfur region in Sudan, international peacekeepers said yesterday, reporting a town looted and thousands more displaced on top of an estimated 40,000 who had fled their homes in South Darfur escaping unrest linked to what an analyst described as a type of mercenary force.
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Police detain a protester during a demonstration in Algiers against Algerian president Abdulaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fourth term. Bouteflika formally registered his candidacy for April’s election, one of the few times the aging independence veteran has spoken in public since suffering a stroke last year
Supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters rally and sing songs outside Pretoria High Court 4 in Pretoria, South Africa. The EFF are saying that the R600,000 ($56,000) deposit required when submitting candidates’ names for the upcoming national elections are unjust and are seeking a ruling in court against it. Read more
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial Read more
Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks at his watch as the start of his trial is delayed at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. He later entered a plea of not guilty.
A South Sudanese woman rests on a bed together her son in a IDP camp for the Nuer ethnic group inside the UNMISS compound in Bor, South Sudan, on Thursday.
A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping camp for Nuer ethnic group in Juba, South Sudan. About 26,000 South Sudanese IDP’s from Nuer ethnic group are sheltered in a temporary camp inside the Unmiss compound. Nuer ID’s cannot leave the camp due to ethnic tensions with the Dinkas.