Protest-hit Burundi on Wednesday took the controversial question of President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term bid to the constitutional court but opposition supporters dismissed the move and said demonstrations would go on. At least five people have died since unrest broke out at the weekend.
The man at the heart of the controversy, President Pierre Nkurunziza, who is seeking a third term at the helm
Burundian soldiers control protesters facing riot police seated in a pickup truck in Musaga
Burundian riot police use their shields to block stones being pelted by protesters
Burundian shopkeeper Everest Chiza sells his goods from behind a locked gate for fear of looting by demonstrators
Local riot police drive past the offices of Burundi's main independent radio station African Public Radio (RPA) in Bujumbura. Burundi cut mobile access to several social networks and messaging applications, a telecoms official said.
Burundian youth face police officers during the protests
Burundian riot police detain a demonstrator. At least five people have died since clashes broke out on April 26
Burundian youth take to the streets as they demostrate in Musaga
The clashes broke out after the ruling CNDD-FDD party, which has been accused of intimidating opponents, designated President Pierre Nkurunziza its candidate in the June 26 presidential election
During the clashes, Burundian riot police detained some demonstrators
Burundian soldiers walk near a burning barricade erected by protesters