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PICS: Afcon’s celebrations and tears

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A Ghanaian fan watches their match against Cape Verde at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Picture: ReutersGhana's John Boye (right) goes up against Cape Verde's Julio Tavares (left). Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.Ghana's Isaac Vorsah (15) and Cape Verde's Julio Tavares (11) go up for the header.  Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoCape Verde's Heldon (centre) vents his frustration after losing to Ghana. Christian Atsu of Ghana (right) tried to console the young player. Picture: ReutersGhana's players celebrate Mubarak Wakaso's second goal against Cape Verde. Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoMali soccer fans cheer during their African Cup of Nations quarter-final against South Africa. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward.South Africa's Tokelo Rantie (centre) takes on Mali's Adama Tamboura (left) and Adama Coulibaly (right). Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardSouth Africa's May Mahlangu (left) challenges Mali's Seydou Keita. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardBafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund shouts instructions to his players. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardBafana Bafana celebrate Tokelo Rantie goal against Mali. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardMali's captain Seydou Keita (left) scores past South Africa's goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardBafana Bafana defender Bongani Khumalo (left) contests a call by the referee. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardMali celebrates following after beating South Africa in penalty shootout.  Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardMali's goalkeeper Soumbeyla Diakite (centre) is congratulated by teammates after saving two penalties in the shootout against South Africa. REUTERS/Rogan WardA South African soccer fan looks on after her team's defeat to Mali. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan WardIvory Coast's Didier Drogba challenges Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during their African Nations Cup quarter-final in Rustenburg. Picture: REUTERS/Mike HutchingsNigeria's Emmanuel Emenike celebrates scoring against Ivory Coast in their African Nations Cup quarter-final  match. Picture: REUTERS/Mike HutchingsNigeria's Godfrey Oboabona celebrates after his side knocked Ivory Coast out of the African Cup of Nations. Picture: REUTERS/Mike HutchingsSouth African fans filled the Moses Mabhida Stadium for the Afcon quarter-final against Mali. In the end, they left the stadium disappointed.  Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

The quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations saw tears of happiness and sadness as host South Africa and continental giants Ivory Coast bowed out.

The fans were as colourful as ever and turned out in numbers to support their teams.

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