A man sunbathes as two men walk in a park during a warm day in Brussels, Belgium. Francois Lenoir/Reuters
Russian folk musicians wear burdock leaves as sun protection on their heads at the site of a replica 17th century Cossack fort in the village of Ust-Kem, north from Krasnoyarsk, June 15, 2013. Locals use the site to hold holiday celebrations. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
Race goers use newspapers to protect themselves from the rain during the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England. Darren Staples/Reuters
A Bangladeshi family sits in a traffic jam in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Kevin Frayer/AP
Lightning is seen during a storm over Havana, Cuba. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
A fan looks on before the European U21 soccer championship match between Spain and Italy in Jerusalem. Bernat Armangue/AP
A man sweeps the red carpet as the honor guard awaits the arrival of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Belem presidential palace in Lisbon, Portugal. Rafael Marchante/Reuters
Demonstrators join hands as they protest against the Confederation's Cup and the government of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff outside the national congress in Brasilia June 17th. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil's biggest cities in a growing protest that is tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Andean people protest against Newmont Mining's Conga project during a march along the Perol lake in Peru's region of Cajamarca June 17, 2013. Thousands of opponents of a $5 billion gold project of Newmont Mining circled a lake high in the Andes vowing to stop the company from eventually draining it to make way for Peru's most expensive mine. Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (5th l.) has a group photograph taken with (l.-r.) European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, US President Barack Obama, France's President Francois Hollande, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, at the G8 Summit, at Lough Erne, near Enniskillen, in Northern Ireland. Yves Herman/Reuters
An Afghan shopkeeper removes the broken window glass of his shop near the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. A bomb targeted a senior Shia Muslim cleric in the west of Kabul police said, shortly before the international military coalition marked its final handover of security to national forces. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
Jackelin Alfaro, 4, in a t-shirt that reads "Don't Deport my Dad" sits in the hall with family members outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The committee hearing will discuss the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Giorgi Placintario caresses his nephew's puppy "Leo" as he sits next to the few belongings he was able to salvage before his shack was demolished in the shanty town settlement of "El Gallinero", in the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Placintario moved to "El Gallinero" in 2002 and it's the second time his home has been torn down. Susana Vera/Reuters
A boat is seen at sunrise off the coast of Boa Viagem Beach in Recife, Brazil. Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
A vegetable vendor sits under an umbrella on a tarpaulin sheet at a market during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India. The rains are at least twice as heavy as usual in northwest and central India as the June-September monsoon spreads north, covering the whole country a month faster than normal. Vivek Prakash/Reuters
Deputy US Attorney General James Cole (l.-r.), National Security Agency (NSA) Deputy Director John Inglis, NSA Director US Army General Keith Alexander, FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce and Office of the Director of National Intelligence General Counsel Robert Litt testify before a US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on recently disclosed NSA surveillance programs, at the US Capitol in Washington DC. Picture taken with a fish-eye lens. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Smuggled bear paws are seen at the China-Russia border in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 15, 2013. Two Russians were arrested for smuggling 213 bear paws into China at a China-Russia land border, according to the Chinese customs police's recent announcement. Reuters
Annaleigh Ashford, left, and Stark Sands from the cast of Broadway's "Kinky Boots" perform on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Heavy dust is seen as people wait for contestants during a camel race, an annual event organized for desert dwellers, in the desert of Aleghan, north of Saudi Arabia, in Tabuk. Mohamed Al Hwaity/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.