The sun casts a shadow and spectral halo effect on clouds as US Secretary of State John Kerry's aircraft departs Tel Aviv for Geneva. Kerry will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva on Friday on the sidelines of the Iranian nuclear talks. Jason Reed/Reuters
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama poses for a photograph inside her Infinity Mirrored Room installation titled 'The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away' during a media preview of her new exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in New York. Mike Segar/Reuters
Zoo keeper Alexander Nolte holds three two-month-old rainbow parrots or Loris at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany. These colorful species usually live in Australia and grow up to 1ft tall. The parrots were taken out to ring their feet for easier identifying. Frank Augstein/AP
A page boy waits to take a photo during a wedding ceremony for Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin as they break the Guinness record for a wedding with the most bridesmaids for a bride in Negombo. With 126 bridesmaids, 25 best men accompanied by 20 page boys and 23 flower girls, the wedding ceremony broke a previous record of having 96 bridesmaids for a bride at a wedding in Thailand. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a birthday cake with a design of the four raised fingers which is symbolic among the supporters as others protest nearby in Cairo, Egypt. The cake was decorated with four raised fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August. Amr Nabil/AP
A Hindu woman devotee makes her way towards the Kathajodi River in a prostrating position as part of rituals during Chhath Puja festival near Cuttack, India. Chhath prayers, an ancient Hindu festival popular amongst the working class, is performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Pedro Taverna takes part in a protest for better wages outside Wal-mart in Los Angeles. More than 50 people demanding better wages for Wal-Mart workers in a protest organized by a union were arrested outside the retailer's store in the Chinatown section of Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
A farmer walks through a hole on a wall built to enclose a land used for commercial development in Tongxiang in east China's Zhejiang province. Facing pressure to overhaul a worn-out growth model, China's leaders are promising dramatic changes at a weekend meeting that reform advocates hope will make history by unleashing a new wave of economic transformation. AP
A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) warden secures a sedated male white rhinoceros into a cage for translocation at the Lake Nakuru National park in Kenya's Rift Valley, west of the capital Nairobi. After implanting radio transmitters into the horns to track the animals, and notching their ears, KWS is translocating 13 white rhinos to the Ruma National park, situated in Lambwe Valley in South Nyanza, to re-establish their population. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-i-Islami hold up placards and chant slogans during a protest to condemn US drone attacks in Pakistan, in Peshawar Pakistan. Mohammad Sajjad/AP
A two-month old male baby giant panda, born in captivity at Madrid zoo is placed in a bed by giant panda breeding specialist Chen Xin in Madrid, Spain. The baby panda, born last August 30, 2013, weighing 210 grams, and now weighing 4.66 kilos will be named on December 5 pending results of an internet poll. Paul White/AP
A trader herds his camels at Pushkar Fair in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan. Many international and domestic tourists throng to Pushkar to witness one of the most colorful and popular fairs in India. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
Residents walk along the coastal village while strong winds from Typhoon Haiyan battered Bayog town in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila. Charlie Saceda/Reuters
A six-day-old giraffe named baby X is bottle fed by ranger Bernard Maphalala at the Krugersdorp, South Africa Game Reserve, near Johannesburg. Baby X was born prematurely on an outcrop of rocks and suffered injuries to itself with the mother giraffe unable to mother the infant. Denis Farrell/AP
The sun rises over the horizon, lighting up the surface of the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington at the start of a clear day in the Nation's Capitol. J. David Ake/AP
Students walk between chilli trees covered by ash from Sinabung Mount as they return home at Kuta Rakyat village in Karo district, in Indonesia's north Sumatra province. Mount Sinabung continued to spew volcanic ash as thousands of residents remained in temporary shelters fearful of more eruptions. Roni Bintang/Reuters
Thai riot policemen stand guard behind police barricades during an anti-government rally against a political amnesty bill in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Senate is struggling to reach a quorum so it can vote on the contentious amnesty bill that could pave the way for the return from exile of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was deposed by a 2006 military coup. Sakchai Lalit/AP
A motorboat pushes a raft along the Yenisei River some 34 miles south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Ilya Naymushin/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.