Residents of the Musaga neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, protest president Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term on 12 May 2015. They claim his 3rd term is in violation of the 2005 Arusha accord, which stipulates that the president can only run for two terms. Nkurunziza and his supporters claim the 3rd term is valid as he was elected by parliament the first time, and not by popular vote.
 A resident of the Nyakabiga neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, protests president Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term on 13 May 2015.
 Protestors run from tear gas in Musaga on 13 May 2015 Demonstrations protesting incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term continued in Bujumbura, Burundi on 13 May 2015. In the neighborhood of Musaga, hundreds of people waved sticks and faced off with police.
 Bujumbura police chase protesters in Musaga on 13 May 2015. Demonstrations protesting incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term continued in Bujumbura, Burundi on 13 May 2015.
 A man washes tear gas out of his eyes after being gassed by police in Musaga on May 13 Demonstrations protesting incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term continued in Bujumbura, Burundi on 13 May 2015.
 Protestors cheer after erecting a barricade out of shipping container and pushing back the police. Demonstrations protesting incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term continued in Bujumbura, Burundi on 13 May 2015.
 People burn mattresses looted from the local police post in Musaga on 13 May Demonstrations protesting incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a 3rd term continued in Bujumbura, Burundi on 13 May 2015. In the neighborhood of Musaga, hundreds of people waved sticks and faced off with police and army. Clashes between protestors and police were violent, with protestors throwing stones and police responding with tear gas, a water cannon, and live rounds.
 Following the radio announcement by Major General Godefroid Niyombare that President Nkurunziza was overthrown, people took to the streets to celebrate, waving branches, and parading through Bujumbura on 13 May.
 A man celebrates the radio announcement by Major General Godefroid Niyombare that President Nkurunziza was overthrown, people took to the streets to celebrate, waving branches, beeping car horns, and parading through Bujumbura on 13 May.
 Following the radio announcement by Major General Godefroid Niyombare that President Nkurunziza was overthrown, people took to the streets to celebrate, waving branches, beeping car horns, and parading through Bujumbura on 13 May.
 A woman carries a bundle past a barricade fire on a side street in Bujunbura, Burundi on 14 May. Following the 13 May announcement that president Nkurunziza was overthrown, putschists and military fought over key locations such as the state broadcaster RTNB.
 Chief editor of Bonesha radio Leon Masango, in the recording studio that was shot up by security forces during the night of 13-14 May during a coup attempt in Bujumbura, Burundi. 
He said, "I feel sad and angry about what happened. Security forces that are meant to protect us came here and destroyed our equipment. I feel betrayed. They attacked at night and came back during the day. I was there and I tried to negotiate with them, but they mocked me. They aimed a gun at me and said, 'You have 5 mins to leave or we'll kill you."
 People celebrated the return of President Nkurunziza in the Kamenge quarter of Bujumbura, a CNDD-FDD party stronghold, on 15 May. Nkurunziza drove to the Presidential Palace from his home villa in Ngozi, supporters lined up to sing and shout his name along National Route 1. There was a heavy police and military presence along route 1, and some vehicles showed signs of being damaged in the clashes with dissidents.
 People pray inside Queen of the World Cathedral in downtown Bujumbura on Sunday 17 May following a coup attempt by General Niyombare.
 People sing the Burundian National Anthem in Musaga behind a barricade fire. Protests of Nkurunziza's controversial 3rd term bid continued on Monday 18 May in Musaga, Bujumbura.
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