A rutting stag bellows in a wildlife park in Aurach in the Austrian province of Tyrol. Kerstin Joensson/AP
Noreen, a Pashtun girl, holds a book as she stands in the doorway of her home on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
Schoolchildren form a sparrow during a program to create awareness to save the bird in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Babu/Reuters
A stunt performer prepares to dunk during a break in the first of the NBA China Games between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers at Wukesong arena in Beijing. David Gray/Reuters
This NASA handout shows an optical image of NGC 6543 from the first systematic survey of such objects in the solar neighborhood made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. A planetary nebula is a phase of stellar evolution that the sun should experience several billion years from now, leaving behind a hot core that contracts to form a dense white dwarf star. NASA/STScI/Reuters
Singer Madonna performs at Staples Center as part of her MDNA world tour in Los Angeles. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
Pakistani Christians chant slogans during a protest in Lahore, Pakistan, to condemn the attack on 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai. Malala was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for girls. K.M. Chaudary/AP
A pigeon leaves a trail of claw prints on snow-covered ground in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
Egyptian Ahmed Hassan Tgulw (l.) and his father prepare fishing nets at the port of Benghazi, Libya. Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters
A fox stands under a tree in the garden of the Chancellery in Berlin. Thomas Peter/Reuters
Rahaf, an injured Syrian refugee, plays with a toy phone during a psychological therapy session in Amman, Jordan. Rahaf has undergone multiple reconstructive surgeries and is one of dozens of refugees that attend the daily therapy sessions run by the French aid organization Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders.) Ali Jarekji/Reuters
Visitors watch video screens in the New Zealand pavilion on the second day of the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. New Zealand is this year's guest of honor. Michael Probst/AP
Bishops attend a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Andrew Medichini/AP
A worker paints the roof of a building in front of Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine. Gleb Garanich/Reuters
New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) stand during their induction ceremony in Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar, India-Administered Kashmir. A total of 244 recruits formally inducted into the BSF will join Indian soldiers fighting separatist Islamic guerrillas to help end an insurgency that started in 1989. Mukhtar Khan/AP
Parachutists with the Swiss Air Force perform during a flight demonstration over Axalp in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. Pascal Lauener/Reuters
A fan, wearing a mask of tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia, takes pictures during the singles tennis match between Djokovic and Spain's Feliciano Lopez at the Shanghai Masters tournament in China. Aly Song/Reuters
A boy wears a headband in support of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party as he waits for her arrival at Thone Gwa township in Yangon, Myanmar. Khin Maung Win/AP
A fisherman casts his net into the Caribbean sea off the delapidated pier of Puerto Colombia, Colombia. The pier was built in 1888 and was used until 1936 as a sea terminal for passengers and cargo heading to and from Barranquilla city. Jose Miguel Gomez/Reuters
Two girls look for clothes at the municipal garbage dump in Managua, Nicaragua. Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters
Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy, announces that Chinese writer Mo Yan has been named the winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature in Stockholm. As with the other Nobel Prizes, the prize is worth 8 million kronor, or about $1.2 million. Fredrik Sandberg/AP
A Nepalese man holds his child near the Pashupatinath Temple in Katmandu, Nepal. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
A man runs on the promenade in Tel Aviv. Baz Ratner/Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures in the direction of photographers as she welcomes European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for talks at the Chancellery in Berlin. Markus Schreiber/AP
A model displays a creation by Georgian designer Ria Keburia during Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine. Efrem Lukatsky/AP
An Indian artist dressed as a Hindu God participates in a Dussehra procession in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. The procession commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (l.) and Nick Swisher congratulate Raul Ibanez after he hit the game-winning, walk off solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the 12th inning in Game 3 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York on Wednesday. Ray Stubblebine/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.