A racegoer wearing a union flag inspired outfit arrives for Ladies' Day at the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England. Toby Melville/Reuters
A Pakistani woman pays respect to a horse symbolizing the one used by spiritual leader, Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Muhammad to fight against his enemies in Karbala, at the shrine of Shah Chun Chirag in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. B.K. Bangash/AP
Iraqi citizens are searched before casting their votes during the country's provincial elections in Fallujah, Iraq. Iraqis in two Sunni-dominated provinces voted in provincial elections marked by tight security measures that left streets in former insurgent strongholds largely deserted. Khalid Mohammed/AP
Volunteers in animal costumes wait to perform in an event to promote a love for dogs, in Beijing's Sanlitun area, China. Dog lovers and animal rights activists have called for the cancellation of an annual dog meat festival scheduled to take place on Friday in Yulin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Jason Lee/Reuters
Children play at dusk on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Annual inspection of the Ceremonial Guard at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Canada. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press/AP
A protester, wearing a mask on the back of her head, participates in a demonstration in central Sofia, Bulgaria. Thousands of Bulgarians have been demonstrating in Sofia and other cities demanding that the Socialist-led coalition government quit after it hurt its credibility by naming a head of security service without any debate. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Students listen to a lecture delivered by Chinese female astronaut Wang Yaping, broadcast live from on board the Tiangong 1 prototype space station, in a lab of a primary school in Hefei city in east China's Anhui province. China held its first classroom lecture from its orbiting space station as part of efforts to popularize the successful manned space flight program among young people. AP
Wyatt Gaddis, 2, shouts to his babysitter, Karen McRoy, that the water is high during an outing to Smothers Park in Owensboro, Kentucky. Mayor Ron Payne has promised the water will go considerably higher, at least 60 feet, with a new nozzle to be installed by the July 4 celebration marking Owensboro's 'All-American City' status. Gary Emord-Netzley, The Messenger-Inquirer/AP
Children dance at the quay of the Black Sea in the Crimean village of Beregove, Ukraine. Gleb Garanich/Reuters
A girl takes a cold shower in order to refresh herself at Ada Ciganlija lake in Belgrade, Serbia. The Balkan region is experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures rising as high as 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit). Marko Drobnjakovic/AP
A musician rests with his cello next to the art work "La Tristesse Du Roi" (Sorrows of the King, 1952) by French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) during the inauguration of the exhibition "Un Ete Pour Matisse" at the Villa Matisse in Nice, France. Eric Gaillard/Reuters
An orangutan is mirrored in a glass pane of its enclosure at Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany.. Nicolas Armer/dpa/AP
A scientist measures a model of a life like and life sized 17 meter (55ft) sperm whale, on the beachside of the river Thames, during a photo call, in London. The Great Greenwich Whale was made by Belgian artists Captain Boomer as part of this year's GDIF - Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, London's biggest outdoor performance and theater festival. Frank Augstein/AP
Julianna Ensies, 7, has her hair made into a tiara by Alma Gamboa as ten girls from the summer camp program Princess Camp get make-overs from the Odessa College Cosmetology Department in Odessa, Texas. Ryan Evon, Odessa American/AP
A girl has her hair shaven during the Ganga Dhaaraa festival at Marianne River, Blanchisseuse at Trinidad's north coast. For the past 20 years, pilgrims all over the country and abroad have gathered for the Hindu festival, also known as the oldest river festival. It commemorates the coming down of goddess Ganga to earth. Andrea de Silva/Reuters
A tree branch is silhouetted as smoke rises from the Doce Fire in Yavapai County, Arizona. More than 500 firefighters were battling the Doce Fire, which has burned through 7,000 acres (2,830 hectares) of chaparral, pine and juniper since Tuesday morning. Joshua Lott/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.