A visitor uses a magnifying glass to look at a handmade wood carving in the shape of a Chinese ancient pavilion at a culture industry exhibition in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. Jon Woo/Reuters
Lampre-Merida team riders cycle on the Promenade des Anglais during the 25km team time-trial fourth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race in Nice, France. Benoit Tessier/Reuters
Prescott and other area department firefighters embrace during a memorial service, in Prescott, Ariz., Monday. The service was held for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew firefighters who were killed Sunday, when an out-of-control blaze overtook the elite group. Julie Jacobson/AP
Confetti falls on the new police officers during a graduation ceremony for the July 2013 New York City Police Academy class at Barclays Center in New York. Mary Altaffer/AP
A farmer carries freshly-picked sunflowers at a farm on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, Monday. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
A boy looks on next to a poster of former South African President Nelson Mandela during a prayer meeting outside the African National Congress (ANC) headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi sleeps in a tent next to a wall with graffiti as he and others protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Khalil Hamra/AP
Stepladders placed by members of the media are seen across from St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London. Cameras from all over the world are set to be jostling outside for an exclusive first glimpse of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first child. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Members of the Palestinian band Al-Ashiqeen (Lovers) perform as they sing Palestinian national songs during the Jerash Festival in the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan. The Jerash Festival for culture and arts is a celebration of both Jordanian and international cultures. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters
An Indian tribal woman of Banjara community attends a protest rally, demanding their rights outside the venue of a public hearing held by National Commission of Scheduled Castes in Bangalore, India. Aijaz Rahi/AP
US President Barack Obama demonstrates 'the Soccket Ball,' which uses kinetic energy to provide power to charge a cell phone or power a light, during an event at the Ubungo power plant to promote energy innovation in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Evan Vucci/AP
Re-enactors stand near luminaries that mark the graves of Union dead at Soldiers' National Cemetery during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, June 30, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP
A person walks by the Municipal Services Building in view of City Hall during a rainstorm in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke/AP
Demonstrators form a symbolic chain to protest agents a proposed change in the formula for determining annual Social Security benefits known as 'chained CPI,' in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke/AP
A boy carries a child on his back as they return home from school along the streets of Lalitpur, Nepal. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Fireworks celebrating Canada Day are seen over downtown Vancouver, as seen from Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday. Canadians were celebrating their country's 146th birthday. Andy Clark/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.