Workers and their supporters protest outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers to call for wages of $15 an hour, in Los Angeles, California. Fast-food workers staged strikes at McDonald's and Burger Kings and demonstrated at other stores in sixty US cities on in their latest action in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Anicka Van Emden of the Netherlands (R) competes with Katherine Campos of Brazil during their under 63kg women's 2013 Judo World Championships match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
Mom Madelene Huffman rubs noses with her daughter Jailyn, who will start kindergarten this year, on the first day of school at Leviton Dual Language Elementary School, on August 28th in Providence, Rhode Island. With tears in her eyes, Ms. Huffman said she thought the parting was harder on her than on her daughter, her youngest child. Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor
Visitors take their souvenir photos during the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, south of Seoul, South Korea. Lee Jin-man/AP
An elephant is seen during the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in the resort town of Hua Hin, south of Bangkok, Thailand. A total of 16 international teams and 51 Thai elephants are participating in the tournament that runs from August 28 to September 1. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
Debra Reed pours water, known as pouring a libation for ancestors, as people call out the names of loved ones who died in Hurricane Katrina, during a ceremony commemorating the eighth anniversary of the storm. Gerald Herbert/AP
A ball runner waits during the second round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. David Goldman/AP
A player chooses a polo mallet before a match during the annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
Indian children and freed child laborers participate in a protest demanding the passage of the Child and Adolescent Labor (Protection and Regulation) Bill, in New Delhi, India. The bill if passed would prohibit hazardous work for all children below 18 years and employment of children below 14 years in sync with the Right to Education Act, according to a press release. Altaf Qadri/AP
Dwight Phillips of the US competes in the men's long jump event, during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Steffen Schmidt/Keystone/AP
Pope Francis poses with youths during a meeting with the Piacenza diocese in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, August 28th. Osservatore Romano/Reuters
Allesia Russo of Italy perform with ribbon during the 32nd rhythmic gymnastics world championships in Kiev, Ukraine. Efrem Lukatsky/AP
People carry lanterns around Pleasure Bay during an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech in Boston, Massachusetts August 28th. Brian Snyder/Reuters
Workers milk a camel at an enclosure at the Beder Milk and Meat Production Farm Company premises on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu. Feisal Omar/Reuters
A woman is seated on the Deauville promenade on the eve of the opening of the 39th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, western France. Lionel Cironneau/AP
Ocean environmentalist Scott Cassell of the US poses in his homebuilt submersible 'The Great White' in Singapore. Cassell says his submersible runs entirely on electricity and is homebuilt from mostly recycled materials. The two-man craft can deep dive to the depth of 175m (574 feet) and will be deployed on a marine study trip in the waters of Malaysia. Edgar Su/Reuters
Israeli soldiers drive a tank at a staging area in the Golan Heights, near the border between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria. United Nations experts are investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as the US and allies prepare for the possibility of a punitive strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, blamed by the Syrian opposition for the attack. Bernat Armangue/AP
Members of Britain's Royal Air Force perform a parachute jump into The Ageas Bowl cricket ground before England play Australia in Southampton, England. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Houston Rockets basketball player Jeremy Lin (2nd r.) holds a giant panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province, China. China Daily/Reuters
Anti-NATO activists shout slogans and wave flags after a group of German, British and Turkish military vessels docked in the port of Sevastopol, Ukraine. Locals in Ukraine's Crimea, which has a largely Russian-speaking population, frequently protest against visits by NATO ships. 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.