The annual Perseid meteor shower lights the night sky behind Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain, southern England. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Kieran Doherty/Reuters
An Indian policewoman helps her comrade, who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai. India commemorates its Independence Day on Thursday. Babu/Reuters
Greece's Niki Panetta competes in the women's triple jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow's Luzhniki stadium. David J. Phillip/AP
Andrelina Maria de Jesus, an ethnic Kiriri from northern Bahia, wears indigenous-crafted eye frames during a protest in Brasilia, Brazil, against ongoing National Congress efforts to alter policies on demarcation of indigenous lands. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Women in wedding gowns participate in the brides' race event, organized by a shopping mall, to celebrate the upcoming Qixi Festival in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. The Qixi Festival is the Chinese version of Valentine's Day. Reuters
Denmark's Princess Isabella leaves Amalienborg Palace with her parents Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary to attend her first day of primary school in Copenhagen. Keld Navntoft/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters
Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang poses with a wax figure of himself during the unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong. Kin Cheung/AP
Madi Shaw jumps her miniature horse during a show at the Penn State Ag Progress Days in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa. Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/AP
In the West Bank city of Hebron, Verde holds a framed portrait of her relative, Palestinian prisoner Jamil Nabi Annatsheh, while awaiting his release from an Israeli prison. Israel plans to free 26 Palestinian prisoners, to help underpin renewed peace talks. Ammar Awad/Reuters
A visitor looks at a bronze statue depicting a bearded hoplite inside the Acropolis museum in Athens. Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters
Workers hang lanterns near a temple during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore's Chinatown. The festival includes traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows, and concerts, which believers say can appease roaming spirits. Edgar Su/Reuters
Two adult women pose inside an 'Ames room' in a temporary exhibition called 'Expedition of the Senses' in Berlin. The Ames room, invented by American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames Jr., is a distorted room creating an optical illusion. Gero Breloer/AP
Secret Service agents look through binoculars as President Barack Obama orders lunch at Nancy's Restaurant on Martha's Vineyard, where he and the first lady are vacationing. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
Pope Francis receives a football from Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during a private audience at the Vatican. Argentina will play Italy in a friendly soccer match on Wednesday, in honor of Pope Francis. Osservatore Romano/Reuters
Female National Cadet Corps members embrace during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar, Indian-Administered Kashmir. Danish Ismail/Reuters
Fishermen sit on Havana's seafront boulevard 'El Malecon' as the sun sets Tuesday night. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (r.) has her picture taken with a pupil as she arrives at the Heinz Schliemann grammar school in Berlin to deliver a lecture, on the anniversary of the Berlin Wall's construction. Thomas Peter/Reuters
A couple drinks a latte with their picture printed in edible ink on top of the milk foam, at a Family Mart in Taipei during the annual Qixi Festival. The festival is the Chinese version of Valentine's Day. Pichi Chuang/Reuters
Zhang Xin E of China clutches a US flag during a US Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in Oakland, Calif. She was one of 1,225 new citizens, from 96 countries, to take the oath. Robert Galbraith/Reuters
Steel barrel vendor Lassiney Diarra poses in front of his barrels in Bamako, Mali. Joe Penney/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.