Female North Korean soldiers patrol along the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong. South Korea and the US were on high alert for a North Korean missile launch as the hermit kingdom turned its attention to celebrating its ruling Kim dynasty and appeared to tone down rhetoric of impending war. Jacky Chen/Reuters
Skier Lindsey Vonn laughs while watching Tiger Woods during the first round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Darron Cummings/AP
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (c.) dances with the Cape Town Opera Ensemble at the Templeton Prize celebration at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. South African anti-apartheid campaigner Tutu has won the 2013 Templeton Prize worth $1.7 million for helping inspire people around the world by promoting forgiveness and justice, organisers said. Ilan Godfrey/Templeton Prize/Reuters
A South Korean army soldier guards at barricaded Unification Bridge near the border village of Panmunjom, that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. Lee Jin-man/AP
Jose Manuel Isidoro, 92, and his wife Maria do Carmo, 90, pose for a portrait inside their shack at Terras do Lelo slum in Caparica, near Lisbon. Isidoro and his wife have lived in the Terras do Lelo slum for eighty years. Rafael Marchante/Reuters
Afghan men walk through a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan. When foreign troops arrived in Afghanistan in 2001, one of their goals was to stem drug production. Instead, they have concentrated on fighting insurgents, and have often been accused of turning a blind eye to the poppy fields. Rahmat Gul/AP
A chicken is kept in a cage waiting to be inspected by health workers in Hong Kong. Vincent Yu/AP
Chilean students march through the streets demanding free education, in Santiago, Chile. The marches began during the 2006-2010 Michelle Bachelet administration and have troubled current President Sebastian Pinera even more. Luis Hidalgo/AP
A woman walks two dogs around Lake Harriet after more than six inches of snow fell overnight in Minneapolis, Minn. Eric Miller/Reuters
A woman looks at men praying from behind a metal screen at the Western Wall Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to consider liberalizing access to Judaism's Western Wall, officials said, citing concern that police-enforced Orthodox controls on women worshippers alienate Jews abroad. Baz Ratner/Reuters
Palestinian girls sit on a carousel inside an amusement park built on the land of a former Israeli settlement in central Gaza Strip. Mohammed Salem/Reuters
A newly recruited Afghan National Army soldier lines up with others during a graduation ceremony in Herat, Afghanistan. 626 soldiers graduated during the ceremony after nine weeks of training. Hoshang Hashimi/AP
Supporters of Venezuela's opposition leader and presidential candidate Henrique Capriles attend a campaign rally in the state of Merida April 10, 2013. Venezuelans will hold presidential elections on April 14. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
View of an ancient church site that serves as cemetery and has remained as an isolated island following a month-long flooding in the village of Obot, near the city of Shkoder, northwest of capital Tirana, Albania. Hundreds of families have abandoned their swamped properties and farmers say floods have destroyed their small businesses. Hektor Pustina/AP
Ruth McLaughlin, 97, poses for a photo at her home in Chillicothe, Ill. For more than 30 years voters in the central Illinois township of Chillicothe sent Ruth McLaughlin back to her trustee seat, but that ended in Tuesday's election when she suffered her first loss. She finished fifth in an eight-person race for four seats. Ron Johnson/Journal Star/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.