A young member of the Maitibolo Cultural Troupe, who came to dance for well-wishers in honor of Nelson Mandela, poses in front of a placard of Mandela, outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa. Ben Curtis/AP
A woman spray paints along Franklin Street in Oakland, Calif., during a protest after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group/AP
A baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi. About 400 children were baptised by the Georgian Orthodox church during the 30th mass baptism ceremony at the country's main cathedral Holy Trinity. David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
Runners make their way through the Estafeta street with "Miura" fighting bulls as people watch them from their balconies during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
A watermelon wholesale vendor sits amongst his produce in a market in Taiyuan in north China's Shanxi province. Recent rainy weather has made the popular summer fruit a hard sell. AP
People compete in a lighthearted French baguette relay race as part of a Bastille Day promotion at the La Maison Paul restaurant in Washington. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
40-year-old Filipina Baby Initan strikes a target using her elbows during a martial arts class at a public park in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila. Several women joined the morning class for P200 (about US $4.40) per session to learn self-defense and to keep fit. Aaron Favila/AP
Indians send telegrams on the last day of the 163-year-old service at the central telegraph office in Mumbai, India. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
Egyptian children read the Quran as they wait for the afternoon prayer at al-Azhar mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Cairo, Egypt. Hussein Malla/AP
A spectator sprays water as Sylvain Chavanel of France climbs Mont Ventoux pass during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 150miles with start in in Givors and finish on the summit of Mont Ventoux pass, France. Laurent Cipriani/AP
Afghan girls hold pots as they wait for food to be distributed during the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, in Kabul. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
Bridegroom Vase Geogievski (c.) greets wedding guests by waving his hat during a traditional wedding ceremony in the village of Galicnik, some 93 miles west of Macedonia's capital Skopje. Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters
People take photos in front of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, where Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth in Paddington, London. Olivia Harris/Reuters
Men in historical fishermen costumes joust on boats in the Danuve river during a jousting competition in Neu-Ulm, Ulm, Germany. Michael Dalder/Reuters
US golfer Phil Mickelson reacts to holing a birdie putt on the 4th hole during day four of the Scottish Open golf championship at Castle Stuart Golf Course, Inverness, Scotland. Kenny Smith/AP
Simon Stadler (l.) of Germany and Nicholas Monroe of the US during the men's final double match at the Swedish Open tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden. The pair won the match. Peter Widing/Scanpix Sweden/AP
A man protests against corruption in front of the government delegation in Barcelona, Spain. Manu Fernandez/AP
A plain-clothed forest ranger inspects the carcass of a Sumatran elephant allegedly snared and killed by poachers for its tusks, in Rantau Sabon village, Aceh province, Indonesia. Heri Juanda/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.