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Africa’s week in photos: 26 October-1 November 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.

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A pottery student works clay with his feet at a studio in southern Egypt on Tuesday…

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While on Saturday, Burkinabé designer Maré Abibou crafts dolls in her workshop in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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Also in Burkina Faso, a fan of the Tour du Faso cycling competition shows his support to riders after the fifth stage on Tuesday.

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The next day, people wear face paint and fancy dress costumes to a Halloween party at George Hay Park in the South African city of Johannesburg.

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Moroccans take to the streets of Rabat on Thursday for the Boujloud festival – an annual event with Berber roots that some have likened to Halloween.

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On the same day, anti-Paul Biya protesters gather in Paris days after he won a seventh presidential term in Cameroon in disputed elections.

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Also on Thursday, a group of evangelical Christians in Pretoria, South Africa, hold what they hope will be southern Africa’s biggest-ever prayer meeting…

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This group of Catholic believers gather for mass at a quarry in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, on the same day.

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Cooks in the Libyan town of Junzur prepare a wedding feast on Wednesday.

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Models dressed in Nigerian fashion brand Fruche take to the catwalk at Lagos Fashion Week on Friday.

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And on Sunday, a group of boys play football on the beach on Gorée Island in Senegal.

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