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Take a look at some of the lesser noticed characters and places on the continent in this week's gallery of entries to the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2016 competition, brought to you by Canon and Cape Union Mart.

   

Just click on the 'Next' button above each image to explore the nooks and crannies of Africa.

   

And if you want to share your memories of the continent with the world, click here to enter the competition and stand the chance to become the 2016 Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year.