A man with a mud-covered face looks up at his friends while constructing a well in Khokana, Lalitpur, Nepal. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Members of the Boston Fire Department stand outside their firehouse as Bostonians observe a moment of silence at 2:50 pm to remember those killed and injured in the Boston Marathon tragedy. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff
Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, winner of the men's 2013 London Marathon, laughs as he holds his trophy during a photocall by Tower Bridge in London. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Bsam Ali, 11, swims in polluted water at a slum area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Hundreds of countries mark International Earth Day on April 22 to help raise ecological awareness and to support environmental protection. Hani Mohammed/AP
Freshly-shorn alpacas stand in a meadow in the village of Winklarn, Germany. The alpacas are shorn in the spring to make the animals more comfortable for the summer months and to collect the expensive and well-known alpaca wool. Michaela Rehle/Reuters
A girl looks out from a makeshift tent during rainy weather as she sleeps with her family after Saturday's earthquake in Lingguan town, Sichuan province, China. Rescuers struggled to reach the remote, rural corner of southwestern China after the 6.6 magnitude quake. Reuters
A fan watches the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday in Indio, Calif. John Shearer/Invision/AP
Members of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery arrive to fire a 41 Gun Royal Salute at Green Park in central London to mark the birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth who turned 87 on Sunday. Toby Melville/Reuters
Russian communists and supporters gather in Moscow's Red Square to mark Vladimir Lenin's 143rd birthday anniversary. Misha Japaridze/AP
A South Korean army soldier rests on an armored vehicle during an annual military exercise in Paju, South Korea, near the border of North Korea. For weeks, North Korea has threatened to attack the US and South Korea for holding joint military drills and for supporting UN sanctions. Ahn Young-joon/AP
A Goldeneye runs on the surface of a river near the remote village of Sosnovy Bor, Belarus. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
Cuirassier presidential guards line up prior to the arrival of Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to pay homage to the Unknown Soldier Monument in Rome. Andrew Medichini/AP
A Bhutanese woman and her baby wait for transport by a roadside on the eve of the election of the upper house National Council in Samdrup Jonkhar, Bhutan. Anupam Nath/AP
People use a boat to reach their home as water from the Drysa river overflows its banks during spring flooding in the town of Verkhnedvinsk, Belarus. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
Participants attend a parade commemorating Earth Day in downtown Santiago, Chile. Ivan Alvarado/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.