Turmoil in Burundi

Since Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he was seeking a third term, protests and violence erupted. The political crisis brought on last week’s attempted coup, and has forced many to flee the country to seek refuge. [29 photos total]

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A Burundian refugee boy sits inside a mosquito net in his family's makeshift tent room set up by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in a refugee camp in Gashora, Rwanda, May 18. According to the United Nations' refugee agency, more than 105,000 Burndians have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring countries. (DAI KUROKAWA/EPA) #
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A protester jumps over a barricade during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, May 18. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) #
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Burundian refugee children line up to receive clothes from UNHCR staff in a refugee camp in Gashora, Rwanda, May 18. (DAI KUROKAWA/EPA) #
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Protesters raise their hands behind a barricade during a demonstration in the Musaga neighborhood of Bujumbura on May 18. Protesters opposed to Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza launched fresh demonstrations, resuming weeks of street marches after a failed coup despite warnings from the government. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Residents of the Cibitoke neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, run for cover as shots are fired from an unidentified source, May 18.The army has deployed throughout the town as hundreds return to the streets to protest the president's decision to seek a third term in office. (Jerome Delay/Associated Press) #
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A man who was beaten by protesters, because he was accused of being a supporter of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, walks out of a prison where police kept him and four other men, for their own safety, May 18. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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Sick Burundian refugees sleep as they wait for treatment at a makeshift clinic on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village in Kigoma region in western Tanzania, May 17. (THOMAS MUKOYA/Reuters) #
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Burundian refugees carry their belongings as they board a boat on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania to Kigoma township, May 17. (THOMAS MUKOYA/Reuters) #
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A sick Burundian refugee waits for treatment at a makeshift clinic as they wait for MV Liemba to transport them to Kigoma township, May 17. (THOMAS MUKOYA/Reuters) #
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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza (C) walks to address the media at his first official appearance since an attempted coup against him this week in Bujumbura on May 17. He said that he was monitoring a threat posed by Islamist militants from Somalia. (CARL DE SOUZA) #
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Supporters carry flags of the ruling party, CNDD FDD (National Council for the Defense of DemocracyForces for the Defense of Democracy), in Bujumbura on May 17. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Burundian refugees gather on the shores of Lake Tanganyika as they wait for MV Liemba to transport them to Kigoma township, May 17. (THOMAS MUKOYA/Reuters) #
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Policeman walk past children playing in a bus, burned out during protests, in Bujumbura on May 17. (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Two of the unidentified men suspected of involvement in the failed coup are seen in a high court in Bujumbura, Burundi May 16. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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People queue for water at a petrol station in the Bwiza neighborhood, near central Bujumbura, on May 15, after a main water pipe was destroyed in fighting following a coup attempt two days prior. (Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Boys walk behind patrolling soldiers in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 15. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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A soldier joins police officers celebrating President Pierre Nkurunziza's return in the streets of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 15. The president’s motorcade arrived in Burundi’s capital Friday after a coup attempt fizzled out. (Jerome Delay/Associated Press) #
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Presidential spokesperson Willy Nyamitwe (C) is carried by supporters as people celebrate the return of the Burundian president after a failed coup attempt in the Kamenge quarter of Bujumbura on May 15. (Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images) #
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People celebrate on May 15 in the streets of the Kamenge quarter of Bujumbura, a ruling CNDD-FDD party stronghold, after the return of the Burundian president after a failed coup attempt. (Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A detained protester cries in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 13. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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Protestors run from tear gas fired by police in the Musaga neighborhood of Bujumbura, on May 13, during a protest against the incumbent president's bid for a third term. (Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images) #
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The wife of a man, who was killed by police according to protesters, cries at a street in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 15. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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A Burundian police officer holding a baton and army forces run after protestors throwing stones during a demonstration against incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term on May 13 in Bujumbura. (Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images) #
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People burn mattresses looted from the local police post on May 13 in Musaga neighborhood in Bujumbura. (Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A protester holds a piece of wood with nails in front of a burned barricade during a protest against Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi on May 13. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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A policeman tries to protect a female police officer accused of shooting a protester in the Buterere neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 12. (GORAN TOMASEVIC) #
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Policemen clash with protesters near a parliament building during a protest against Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term on May 13. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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Detained protesters stand next to a woman with child in front of policeman during a protest in Buterere neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi on May 12. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #
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A protester wears grass around his face to obscure his identity during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 11. (GORAN TOMASEVIC/Reuters) #

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