A dog chases a mock intruder during a function to celebrate the 29th Raising Day of the Indian National Security Guard (NSG) in Manesar, south of New Delhi. The NSG is a federal contingency force established in 1984 and a quick reaction elite force for neutralizing militants, hijackers and kidnappers in situations which are beyond the capability of local forces to handle. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters
A person watches a shark swim above during the grand opening of the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto. The aquarium, billed as the country's largest, is home to more than 13,000 aquatic animals and 450 different species held in nearly six million liters of water. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press/AP
Muslim pilgrims walk to cast stones at pillars, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called 'Jamarat,' a rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. More than 2 million pilgrims, about 1 million fewer than last year, are taking part in the hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives as a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad. Amr Nabil/AP
A model showcases an outfit by Dubai-based Philippine fashion designer Michael Cinco, in Singapore during the Fide Fashion Week 2013 Asian Couture show. Wong Maye-E/AP
A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's 'Safety Cones' at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise from New York's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London. Andrew Winning/Reuters
Tucker Leidy, feeds the geese at Krug Park in St. Joseph, Missouri. Tucker's 'Grandpa' Bob (not in the photograph) said that they try to come to the park twice a week. Sait Serkan Gurbuz/St. Joseph News-Press/AP
Wild elephants stand at the Deepor Beel wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. Wild elephant herds often visit the sanctuary to swim in the waters and later return to their habitat. Anupam Nath/AP
A couple save their belongings from their half-submerged home which was damaged by Tuesday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines. The tremor collapsed buildings and cracked roads Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region. Bullit Marquez/AP
A police officer inspects a demonstrator during a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro. The protest is to demand changes in the public state and municipal education system. Pilar Olivares/Reuters
A horse stands in a snow-covered pasture near Cowles, New Mexico. Clyde Mueller/The Santa Fe New Mexican/AP
U.N. inspectors of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, people with helmet, talk to mock victims after an explosion during a training session in the German Armed Forces training center in Wildflecken, Germany. 24 U.N. experts from 17 different countries are attending a five-day training before starting their mission to Syria. Jens Meyer/AP
South Korean tourist police officers queue up for their inauguration ceremony near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace and also one of South Korea's well known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea unveiled its new tourist police force to protect foreign tourists during their stay in Seoul. Lee Jin-man/AP
India Muslims return after offering prayers at the Ferozshah Kotla Mosque during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. Tsering Topgyal/AP
A shaft of light illuminates a woman as she passes beneath Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke/AP
Cadets at Norwich University salute in Northfield, Vt. Norwich University is promising about $150,000 in scholarships for military students affected by the federal government shutdown. Officials at the college say 146 students will be able to continue their education despite the suspension of financial aid through the military tuition assistance program administered by the federal government. Toby Talbot/AP
A Syrian boy sits beside ruins he fled to in fear of shelling in Jabal Al-Zawiya near Idlib. Loubna Mrie/Reuters
Fallen leaves in autumn colors lies on roots in Munich, southern Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP
India Muslims offer prayers at the Ferozshah Kotla Mosque during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India. Tsering Topgyal/AP
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to his office after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington. Evan Vucci/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.