The fathers of Liu Yipeng, Wang Linjia, and Ye Mengyuan, the three middle school girls who died in the Asiana Airlines crash on July 6 in San Francisco, carry the ashes of their daughters during a memorial in Jiangshan, Zhejiang province, China. Reuters
Laura McCarty and Amanda Tufano kiss while waiting for their wedding ceremony to begin after midnight at City Hall in Minneapolis, Minn. Gay marriages became legal after midnight. Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune/AP
Japanese actor Takeshi Tsuruno clowns around with a replica of the Velociraptor during the opening ceremony of the dinosaurs exhibition in Tokyo. Koji Sasahara/AP
Muslims gather after having their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
Dog owners wait to get their pets vaccinated for rabies at a government clinic in Taipei, Taiwan. The island had the first rabies outbreak in more than 50 years. Wally Santana/AP
Children wait in line to receive free food donated by Muslim Hands, a nonprofit organization, during Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rahmat Gul/AP
A farmer walks through a field near a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Tianducheng is known as a knockoff of Paris with a scaled-replica of the Eiffel Tower and Parisian houses, but it is sparsely populated. Aly Song/Reuters
Polar bear Vilma shakes herself off after taking a bath in her compound at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany. Christian Reimann/dpa/AP
People hold flares to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the beginning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising in Warsaw, Poland. Thousands of young city residents opened an uneven struggle on Aug.1, 1944, against the Nazis and the advancing Soviet Red Army. Alik Keplicz/AP
More than 400 hot-air balloons take off in Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, Wednesday in an attempt to set a world record for collective take-offs during an international hot-air balloon meeting. Alexandre Marchi/L'est Republicain/AP
A child rests on a chair next to a statue on display at an art exhibition in Beijing. Andy Wong/AP
Children play with soap bubbles made by a busker on the South Bank on a hot day in central London. Andrew Winning/Reuters
Michelle Knight reads a statement while supported by her attorney and friend as her accused assailant, Ariel Castro, sits in the courtroom during Castro's sentencing of kidnapping, rape, and murder in Cleveland, Ohio. Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters
Well-wishers hold portraits of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they wait for him to leave Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. The 85-year-old King, the world's longest-reigning monarch, is to leave the hospital after almost four years to live at his palace by the sea. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
A childless couple kisses their newly-adopted daughter, Fatima, whom Pakistani television talk show host Aamir Liaquat Hussain gave to them on his show, in Karachi. In a ruthless quest for ratings, Pakistani television is screening what many describe as its most controversial content yet: a talk-show host who gives away babies as prizes. Athar Hussain/Reuters
Denmark's Rikke Moller Pedersen celebrates after setting a new world record in the women's 200m breaststroke semi-final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, Spain. Albert Gea/Reuters
Hezbollah al-Mahdi scouts parade with big portraits of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini (l.) and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during an event for Jerusalem day, or Al-Quds day, in the southern town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon. The last Friday of Ramadan is observed in many Muslim countries as Al-Quds day, a way of expressing support to the Palestinians. Hussein Malla/AP
A woman carries home a washing machine in Dali, Yunnan province, China. Reuters
Muslim children learn to read the Quran at the Gaabow Islamic school, also known as a madrassa, during Ramadan in Somalia's capital Mogadishu. Ismail Taxta/Reuters
A boy jumps from a diving platform in front of mountains Eiger (from l. to r.), Moench and Jungfrau at a public swimming pool in Thun, Switzerland. Ruben Sprich/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.