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From the celebration of the world's largest religious festival to swimmers daring a dip in mid-winter Russia, we bring you this week's top photos.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Jamaica face high levels of violence and can't rely on the police due to homophobia within the force.
It has been a controversial week, with Bill Cosby refusing to comment on rape allegations and Baleka Mbete refusing to "recognise".
In the house of tit-for-tat, there's yin and there's yang, good versus evil. Whatever your preference, it's a riot – just ask the cops.
Justice Edwin Cameron and Judge Lee Bozalek discuss the remarkable life of human rights champion and former chief justice Arthur Chaskalson.
Some families of those who died in Nigeria shared their thoughts, while Cyril Ramaphosa offered condolences at the official reception in Waterkloof.
After government committed to fixing the sanitation crisis in Tembisa schools, Equal Education and residents conducted audits to monitor the progress.