A South Korean man takes a picture of national flags hanging on the tree to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul, South Korea. Lee Jin-man/AP
President Obama walks away from the podium after speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington D.C., following a meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Models prepare backstage show wedding dresses during a wedding exhibition in Minsk, Belarus. Sergei Grits/AP
An Israeli border policeman and soldiers take position as a stone thrown by Palestinian protesters is seen above a crate during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Delhi police officers patrol on a road scattered with shattered glass during a protest against the rape of a 7-year-old girl in New Delhi, India. Police are investigating the rape inside a state-run school in the Indian capital. Altaf Qadri/AP
Competitors ski during the Cross Country men's 4x10km Relay competition at the Nordic Ski World Championships in the northern mountain resort of Tesero in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Yves Herman/Reuters
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A student attends a class in Saidi arts and painting center in Hazara Town in Quetta, Pakistan. Naseer Ahmed/Reuters
A worker directs the removal of a dinosaur from a lorry at Twycross Zoo near Atherstone, central England. 15 dinosaurs will go on display at Dinosaur Valley, a new attraction at the zoo. Darren Staples/Reuters
A German police officers reacts to protesters as they protect a part of the former Berlin Wall in Berlin. Construction crews stopped work on removing a small section from one of the few remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall to make way for a condo project after hundreds of protesters blocked their path. Markus Schreiber/AP
An Indonesian woman looks out from inside a crowded city bus during rush hour in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dita Alangkara/AP
Renata Medgyesova of Slovakia competes in Long Jump Women Qualification event at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Goteborg, Sweden. Phil Noble/Reuters
Local resident Silvia Parigger enjoys a walk through the snow with her goat Charly, her donkey Kenobi, and her dog Murphy in Lofer, in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Austria. Kerstin Joensson/AP
A zebra stands in the shade at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Sakchai Lalit/AP
Cranes are seen at sunset at Port Elizabeth in New Jersey. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
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.