An Orthodox priest walks past an honor guard soldier holding a Soviet-era army flag depicting Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Piskaryovskoye Cemetery. The memorial commemorates over a million people who perished, mostly from hunger, during the 1941-1944 Nazis' siege of Leningrad, now St.Petersburg, Russia. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (l.) shakes hands with Willie Wilkins after returning a box with Wilkins' World War II dog tags. The US Army tags were lost in 1944 and were found by Anne-Marie Crespo, a resident of Istres, France, who was digging in her garden in 2001. The event, which was held as a surprise for Wilkins, 90, also marked the 68th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe. Julio Cortez/AP
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she leaves the State Opening of Parliament, at the Houses of Parliament in London. The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year. The Queen delivered a speech which set out the government's agenda. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Razieh Omidvar holds up her portrait to media at their request, as she registers her candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, at the election headquarters of the interior ministry in Tehran, Iran. Iran's presidential race got underway as authorities officially opened the registration process for candidates in next month's election that will pick a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Vahid Salemi/AP
Demonstrators attend a rally in protest of Sunday's election result at a stadium in Kelana Jaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim vowed to lead a 'fierce movement' to reform the country's electoral system and challenge the results of an election he lost, starting with a rally of supporters this week. Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
An Afghan man feeds pigeons outside the Hazrat Ali, or Blue Mosque, in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Omar Sobhani/Reuters
Nearly two dozen Michigan state troopers gather in the parking lot at Bryant Elementary School to kick off the state police's Teaching, Educating and Mentoring program at the city's schools. Zack Wittman/The Flint Journal/AP
A man watches as Indian Sikhs protest the acquittal of ruling Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar in New Delhi, India. An Indian court acquitted Kumar on April 30, of charges he incited mobs to kill Sikhs during the country's 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Altaf Qadri/AP
Volcanic ash coats vehicles at a dealership in Puebla, Mexico. The Popocatepetl volcano has spewed ash over several cities in the central Mexico state of Puebla, including the state capital. Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center says there was an eight-hour period of eruptions at the volcano, located east of Mexico City. Joel Merino/AP
A government employee shouts slogans from inside a police vehicle after he was detained by police during a protest in Srinagar, Kashmir. Indian police detained dozens of employees during a protest demanding a greater regularization of temporary jobs and a hike in salary, according to protesters. Danish Ismail/Reuters
A train travels on the newly constructed bridge over the Danube River, that links Calafat in Romania to Vidin in Bulgaria, as finishing touches are made before its inauguration, southwest of Bucharest, May 8, 2013. The bridge is the biggest construction project in Bulgaria and one of the most important projects supported by the European Union, constructors said. Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
A missing poster still rests on a tree outside the home of Amanda Berry in Cleveland. Berry, 27, Michelle Knight, 32, and Gina DeJesus had apparently been held captive in a house since their teens or early 20s, police said. Tony Dejak/AP
Women sort beans as they prepare a meal at a school, which is acting as a shelter for those displaced by the torrential rains, in Kasese district, southwest from the capital Kampala, Uganda. James Akena/Reuters
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, (center r.) talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center l.) as the witness a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Chinese leaders welcomed Netanyahu to Beijing as China tries to bring its growing international influence to an area where it has had little impact - the Middle East peace process. Kim Kyung-Hoon/AP
Judges sit in the House of Lords as they wait for the start of the State opening of Parliament, in the Palace of Westminster in London. Toby Melville/Reuters
Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan. The Matsu archipelago, which was once the front line against China, is now a military tourist spot. Pichi Chuang/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.