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Africa: the best pictures from David Attenborough's series

From sleeping rats to Sahara snow: the images that have captured a nation

David Attenborough’s hit TV show Africa finishes this evening.

The last episode The Future will look at the challenging manmade factors facing the continent’s wildlife, including poaching, foresting and climate change.

The series has been another success for the veteran naturalist, pulling in 8 million viewers for the first episode.

From sleeping rats to Sahara snow, take a look at the best pictures from Africa.

Africa finishes tonight on BBC1 at 9pm.

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