A bee collects pollen from a sunflower in a field at the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, India. Babu/Reuters
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis, is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. Gregorio Borgia/AP
A woman prays inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. Victor R. Caivano/AP
Boreas, an injured boreal owl, sits on a handlers hand at the Raptor Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The center listed about 30 owls as patients this week. It has been a tough winter for owls in some parts of North America. Some have headed south in search of food instead of staying in their northern territories. Jim Mone/AP
A figure production maintenance staff adjusts the wax figure of Lady Gaga at the Madame Tussauds exhibition in Tokyo. Itsuo Inouye/AP
A child cries while getting a haircut at a barber shop in Huaibei, Anhui province, China. According to traditional Chinese beliefs, getting a haircut on the second day of the second month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which falls on March 13 this year, will bring good luck. China Daily/Reuters
A serviceman of the Belarussian Interior Ministry's special forces unit breaks a stack of burning tiles with his head during a show at their base in Minsk. The unit will mark its 95th anniversary on March 18. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
A racegoer smiles during Ladies Day, the second day of racing at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
A buffalo joins elephants to eat fruits offered to them on Thailand's National Elephant Day at Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi province, east of Bangkok. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
A woman cycles as she carries baskets to sell in a market near Lapdaung mountain in Sarlingyi township, Myanmar. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
People use the spiral staircase at the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affaires, in Munich, southern Germany. Frank Leonhardt/dpa/AP
An ice cream vendor pushes his cart in the historical park "The Hill" in Managua, Nicaragua. Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters
A girl walks by a building pockmarked with bullet holes from fighting in Gao, Mali. Joe Penney/Reuters
A rescued California sea lion pup is seen at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California. The center has been overwhelmed by the number of severely malnourished and dehydrated pups coming to shore along the Orange County coastline. Mike Blake/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.