A market inspector checks ducks at a wholesale poultry market in Ha Vy village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam. Kham/Reuters
A veiled Indian woman watches as she stands on a field at Phaphamau on the outskirts of Allahabad, India. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
A pedestrian walks across a painted rainbow crossing on Sydney's Oxford street, the city's main gay district April 4, 2013. Officials have ordered the removal of the rainbow crossing, setting off fierce debate in a city known for its annual Mardi Gras gay pride event, one of Australia's main tourist draws. David Gray/Reuters
Racegoers react during the John Smith's Mildmay Novices steeple chase on the second day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree, northern England. Nigel Roddis/Reuters
Fenway Park executive chef Ron Abell places a tray of Fenway Franks onto a steam table during a tour of the park in Boston. The Boston Red Sox's home-opening baseball game is slated for Monday, April 8, against the Baltimore Orioles. Elise Amendola/AP
Jenny Baxter, (l.) and Steve Swartz, apply tar to the rigging on the schooner Mary Day in Camden, Maine. The two crew members began their task 70 feet above the water. The Mary Day, a 90-foot windjammer built specifically for passenger cruises, will kick off its 51st summer sailing season in late May. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Children enjoy a ride on a merry-go-round, just outside Kabul, Afghanistan. Jawad Jalali/AP
South Korean army reservists salute during their Foundation Day ceremony at a gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. About 1,000 reservists gathered here to denounce North Korea for their escalating threat of war. Ahn Young-joon/AP
Cleveland Indians Mark Reynolds makes his way through a sea of hands in the dugout after he hit a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning of their MLB baseball game in Toronto April 4th. Fred Thornhill/Reuters
People walking down a street are pictured through a hole in a building in Deir al-Zor, Syria, April 4th. Khalil Ashawi/Reuters
A boy sits on a fence with pro-democracy protesters during Friday prayers at a weekly rally on Siteen Road in Sanaa,Yemen. Mohammed al-Sayaghi/Reuters
The passenger ship 'Soderarm' heads in a channel through the ice made by an icebreaker for the daily journey to the island Husaro in the Stockholm archipelago in Sweden. According to the Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), the ice coverage in the Baltic is the thickest and most extensive ever on record. Anders Wiklund/Scanpix Sweden/Reuters
Argentina's Carlos Berlocq plays a shot to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their Davis Cup quarter-final tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
A worker walks through the Portuguese oil company GALP's new refinery plant in its Sines facilities after its inauguration, 170 km south of Lisbon, Portugal. Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters
An Indian man, only hand seen, keeps sugar in a pot in Gauhati, India. The government decided to lift curbs on India's $15.5 billion sugar industry that restricted sales of sugar on the open market and required mills to sell sugar to the government at a deep discount. Anupam Nath/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.