Residents dressed as Roman soldiers take part in an Easter Passion Play on Good Friday in the Basque town of Balmaseda. Vincent West/Reuters
A Palestinian boy stands on a bed of nails during a class at the Red Dragon martial arts club in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. Dozens of boys from eight to 15 years of age are part of the club. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
Devotees of the Light of the World Church participate in a march against violence in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. San Pedro Sula has been found to be the world's most violent city in 2012 for the second year running, with a rate of 169 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants – an average of more than three people every day. Jorge Cabrera/Reuters
An elderly Pakistani Christian man, prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan. Christians around the world are marking the Easter holy week. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (c.) presides over a meeting of the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang. North Korea put its rocket units on standby on Friday to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the US flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula. KCNA/Reuters
A balloon seller waits for customers on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan. Jawad Jalali/AP
In this photo taken with a fisheye lens and with long time exposure the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-08M spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries Russian Cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Pavel Vinogradov and US astronaut Christopher Cassidy. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
A rescuer looks across as she works amongst the rubble of a collapsed building in downtown Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A Tanzanian police official says the multi-story building was in the final stages of its construction and most of the people caught up in the collapse were passing by. Khalfan Said/AP
Bicyclists prepare to embark on the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride in Stone Mountain, Ga. About 50 riders, some on modified bicycles, took part in the cycling event to help injured service members in their recovery process, raise awareness for their ongoing needs, and engage community support. David Goldman/AP
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi leaves after a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at Quirinale palace in Rome. Italian President Napolitano met political leaders in a bid to break a month-old stalemate after an election left no party able to form a government. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
A policeman holds stones to throw back at protesters during a protest in Srinagar, India. Hundreds of Kashmiri protesters clashed with Indian police in the troubled Indian portion of Kashmir after Friday prayers, demanding return of the body of a Kashmiri man, Mohammed Afzal Guru, who was secretly executed and buried in the Indian capital. Dar Yasin/AP
Activists of Islami Andolan Bangladesh take part in a grand rally in Dhaka. Islami Andolan Bangladesh organized the grand rally to demand the introduction of a blasphemy law and the restoration of a caretaker government system to conduct the upcoming general elections, among the other issues, local media reported. Andrew Biraj /Reuters
Students playing the role of the women of Jerusalem, the eighth Station, wait to begin a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross at the Sanctuary of Chimayo in Chimayo, New Mexico. The students are part of a youth group from Our Lady of Sorrows church in Bernalillo, New Mexico which re-enacts the Stations of the Cross every year. Brian Snyder/Reuters
A newly wed couple is blessed by neighbors as they parade in a street in Shanghai, China. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
Christian worshippers carry a cross towards the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City. Less than 2 percent of the population of Israel and the Palestinian territories is Christian, mostly split between Catholicism and Orthodox streams of Christianity. Sebastian Scheiner/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.