President Barack Obama makes light of his wife Michelle Obama's new bangs with a mock pictures of himself, with the same hairdo, created by the White House. The images were shown at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington on Saturday night. The White House/Reuters
A dancer performs during the 2013 B-BOY Shanghai breakdancing competition in Shanghai. Now in its seventh year running, the competition is considered China's most important hip hop festival, where dance crews from all over the world compete in front of a panel of international guest judges. Carlos Barria/Reuters
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama poses for photos with students during the 50th annual function of the Central School for Tibetans in Dalhousie, 80 miles northwest of Dharmsala, India. Ashwini Bhatia/AP
Runners throng at the start of the Madrid Marathon in Madrid, Spain. Andres Kudacki/AP
Horse riders take part in a race during traditional festival games to celebrate the Sinhala, Hindu and Tamil New Year in Homagama. Sri Lankans observe their New Year on April 14, with celebrations being held for the entire month of April. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Swimmers can be seen in front of paddle boarders off Sydney's Bondi Beach on a warm, sunny day. David Gray/Reuters
An Afghan girl carries kitchen equipment on her head in Bamiyan province. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
A worker shows gold found through gold panning at the Wad Bushara gold mine near Abu Delelq in Gadarif State. Sudan exported $2.2 billion worth of gold last year and hopes to produce around 50 tons of gold in 2013, which would potentially make it Africa's third-largest gold miner and push it into the top 15 producers globally. Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
Heath Waller poses for photographs during the Goth festival in Whitby, northern England. The Goth culture emerged from the Punk scene in the 1980's, developing its own music and fashion styles. Nigel Roddis/Reuters
Bangladeshi relatives of missing workers in a building that collapsed on Wednesday argue with army officials at the search operation in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Kevin Frayer/AP
Christian clergymen hold candles during a Palm Sunday service at a Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City. Palm Sunday marks for Christians, Jesus Christ's entrance into Jerusalem, when his followers laid palm branches in his path, prior to his crucifixion. Hatem Moussa/AP
A man wearing make up drives a car on a bridge decorated with banners for the coronation of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam. The Netherlands is preparing for Queen's Day on April 30, which will also mark the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of her eldest son Willem-Alexander. Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters
An Indian fisherman unravels his net on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Ultra-orthodox Jewish men dance as they take part in prayers near the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations at Mt. Meron in northern Israel. Dan Balilty/AP
The Burundian election has a new date. But media and political crackdowns have made it difficult for both journalists and the opposition to work.
ByChristina Goldbaum, Contributor
Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters
Fabrice Nzohabonayo was out with a colleague in Musaga neighborhood last week, filming the now daily protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid, when a police officer asked him to stop.
“So I put down my camera, but then he grabbed me and said, ‘you are the one making people protest!’" says Mr. Nzohabonayo. Throwing him to the ground, the police officer started beating him with his baton. Soon another police officer joined him.
In the last six weeks, the government clampdown on independent press has plunged the country in a virtual media blackout: independent radio broadcasts have gone off air, their studios have been destroyed, and an estimated 50 journalists have fled the country, citing death threats and intimidation.