An Indian woman performs a ritual during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India. Bonalu is a Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Mahesh Kumar A./AP
The Atomic Bomb Dome is silhouetted at sunset in Hiroshima, western Japan. Hiroshima marks the 68th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP
Nine month old Johanna sits between 1,600 panda figures from papier mache in front of the main station in Berlin, Germany. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has put 1,600 panda bears in front of the train station for two days to symbolize how few of the animals are still alive in the wild. Gero Breloer/AP
Cherry packs are sold at A$ 5 ($4.45), at a fruit store in central Sydney. As Australia contemplates life on the other side of the mining boom, the onus is very much on the country's central bank to prop up the economy by taking interest rates to historic lows and likely keep them there for a long time to come. Daniel Munoz/Reuters
Britain's Prince Charles with bakery worker Lauren MacKenzie helps make strawberry tarts on a visit to Reids bakery in Thurso, Scotland. The Prince, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, donned a white coat and hat during the visit, where workers watched him fill pastry cases with cream and strawberry sauce using a piping bag. Not all went to plan however as the Prince topped the cream with strawberry and laughed as some strawberry glaze oozed out the top end of the piping bag. Andrew Milligan/AP
A man performs a jump on his bicycle across from the skyline of New York in a park along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey. Gary Hershorn/Reuters
An army trooper stands while manning a checkpoint at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen. Britain and France extended the closure of their embassies in Yemen after a US warning of a possible militant attack in the region, and the Arab state said it was stepping up security at ports and airports. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
The faithful pray on the esplanade of the Hassan II Mosque on Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan, in Casablanca. Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) is the anniversary of the night Muslims believe the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad by the angel Gabriel. Reuters
Riva Lemanski poses on a giant two-story rocking horse outside Christie's auction house in London. The Rocking Horse is expected to sell for $38,000-61,000 when it is auctioned at the Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale on September 5, 2013. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
Greek firefighters run out of water as they fight a forest fire in Marathon near Athens. A wildfire fanned by strong winds raged near Athens, damaging homes and sending residents fleeing, fire brigade officials said. Reuters witnesses said the blaze had damaged at least three homes at a hamlet by the town of Marathon - the site of the historic 490 BC battle between Athenians and Persians northeast of the Greek capital. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
An Indian man walks with his camel amidst dense fog at Saputara in Gujarat state, India. Ajit Solanki/AP
A man reacts as people set fire to an effigy of demon Ghantakarna to symbolize the destruction of evil while celebrating the Ghantakarna festival at the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. According to legend, the demon is believed to 'steal' children and women from their homes and localities. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
Zheng Jie of China hits a return to Mona Barthel of Germany during their first round match at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto. Mark Blinch/Reuters
A street musician plays an accordion to earn money in front of graffiti in a side street of the tourist area of Plaka, as the fine August weather continued in Athens. Dimitri Messinis/AP
Ty Knodle, (l.) and his brother Cody, from Nokomis, Ill., set up the cattle stalls with bedding where they will keep their cows in preparation for the show competition at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP
A man walks with a national flag outside the Silivri jail complex in Silivri, Turkey. Some 275 people - including military officers, politicians and journalists - are facing verdicts in a landmark and divisive trial in Turkey over an alleged conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. Security forces set up barricades around the courthouse in Silivri to tighten security after the supporters of defendants announced to hold a demonstration against the five-year trial. AP
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.