A woman holds a candle in support of ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela outside his former home in Soweto, South Africa. Kevin Coombs/Reuters
A model wears a creation by fashion designer Rick Owens as Estonian metal/punk band Winny Puhh performs live, suspended by their feet, as part of a men's fashion Spring-Summer 2014 collection in Paris. Francois Mori/AP
Rainbow-colored lights illuminate City Hall in San Francisco the evening after the US Supreme court ruled on California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The court handed significant victories to gay rights advocates in both cases. Noah Berger/Reuters
More than 1,200 men and women report for Induction Day at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where they received haircuts, new uniforms, and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of the Class of 2017. Patrick Semansky/AP
A Chinese woman uses her instant camera to take a picture with lifeguard models posing outside the new Hollister Co. clothing store during a promotion event in Beijing. Andy Wong/AP
Fans kiss before the Confederations Cup semi-final soccer match between Spain and Italy at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. Jorge Silva/Reuters
People line the streets to cheer the passing motorcade of first lady Michelle Obama as she travels to visit the all-girls Martin Luther King Middle School in Dakar, Senegal. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Tristan Robertson Jeyes (l.) drives a $383 pink Cadillac next to Jayla Silva on a $244 mini dodgem in Hamleys toy store during the Christmas in June media event in London. Paul Hackett/Reuters
Attendees hold programs outside the The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine after taking part in the funeral services for actor James Gandolfini in New York. Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Israeli soldiers in a paratrooper brigade take a break during a march near Jerusalem that will mark the completion of their advanced training. Amir Cohen/Reuters
A man dressed as Jesus holds a sign in support of gay marriage in West Hollywood, Calif. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Runners take advantage of lower temperatures at sunrise in Mesa, Ariz. Dangerously hot temperatures are expected across the Arizona deserts throughout the week. Matt York/AP
Singer Bruce Springsteen signs autographs for fans who gathered outside his hotel in Gijon, northern Spain. Eloy Alonso/Reuters
A fan applauds Team Sky riders during the opening ceremony of the centenary Tour de France cycling race in Porto-Vecchio on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. The race will start on June 29. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
An Afghan boy jumps into a public swimming pool in Kabul. Omar Sobhani/Reuters
A helper works on a dragonhead during a press preview of stage construction for the opera 'Turandot' by Giacomo Puccini at the DomStufen open air festival in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany. Jens Meyer/AP
Palestinians walk amongst parasols placed outside the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as 'al-Haram al-Sharif' and to Jews as 'Temple Mount' in Jerusalem's Old City. Baz Ratner/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.