Richard Doerner, Museum Specialist for the US Senate Commission on Art, listens to the Ohio Clock as he restarts it outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. The clock stopped during the 16-day government shutdown because the workers that care for the clock were furloughed. Evan Vucci/AP
Chinese students wave flags and flowers during a rehearsal for the welcoming ceremony for Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
A baboon yawns on a cold and rainy day at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Martin Meissner/AP
Faculty of medicine first year students are seen after seniors sprayed them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour, and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University in Granada, southern Spain. Pepe Marin/Reuters
People climb up a hill besides a chapel at Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, on a sunny day near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP
Sameena Hazrat, a Pakistani girl who was displaced with her family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, dressed in new clothes to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or 'Feast of Sacrifice,' stands outside her home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Muslims around the world began the three-day Eid al-Adha celebrations, slaughtering sheep and other livestock to give meat to the poor in the biggest holiday of the Islamic calendar. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
A visitor views the spectacular autumn colors in the Acer Glade at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury south west England. Originally planted in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting in the mid-nineteenth century, the arboretum boasts one of the world's finest tree collections. Toby Melville/Reuters
Afghan men hang posters of slain Afghan governor Arsallah Jamal on the walls of the Eid Gha mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan officials, dignitaries and family members attended the funeral of the governor of eastern Logar province, who was killed in an insurgent attack earlier this week. Anja Niedringhaus/AP
A sheep stands in a field in front of snow covered mountain summits on a sunny autumn day in the western Austrian village of Absam. Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters
Free Syrian Army fighters are gathered inside a cave in Maaret al-Naaman village, in Idlib, Syria. Loubna Mrie/Reuters
A tarsier, a species among the world's smallest primates, hugs a branch after it was evacuated to a conservation center at the tourist town of Lobok, Bohol, in after an earthquake struck central Philippines. The Philippines started to clear roads blocked by debris as it reckoned up the cost of this week's powerful earthquake, with the death toll rising to at least 158. Erik De Castro/Reuters
A man walks with a chair on his shoulders in downtown Rome. Tony Gentile/Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry, Patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) plays rugby with schoolchildren as he participates in a coaching session at Twickenham Stadium in London for young people from participating secondary schools across the country. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
A customized Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 vintage car covered by artificial grass, advertising for a dairy store, is seen on a parking lot in St. Petersburg. Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
A stone crucifix stands in the town of Donji Tavankut, in the province of Vojvodina, northwest of Belgrade, Serbia. Vojvodina, the northern province of Serbia, has a rich multi-ethnic background and is inhabited by more than twenty distinct minorities. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP
Karen Dadey poses stuffed animals for a picture to send to her niece in protest of the National Zoo remaining closed. The White House moved quickly to get the US government back up and running after a 16-day shutdown, directing hundreds of thousands of workers to return to work. James Lawler Duggan/Reuters
Palestinian women from the West Bank bathe in the Mediterranean Sea in Jaffa, a mixed Muslim, Christian and Jewish part of Tel Aviv, Israel, during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or 'Feast of Sacrifice'. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, slaughtering sheep and other livestock to give meat to the poor in the biggest holiday of the Islamic calendar. Ariel Schalit/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.