A woman walks past foliage turning from green to red in the grounds of St John's College in Cambridge, central England. Toby Melville/Reuters
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference at the Millennium Hotel in Manhattan. John Minchillo/AP
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold a demonstration in Helwan, a suburb of Cairo. Morsi supporters held scattered protests, denouncing the popular-backed coup that ousted the Islamist president. Mohammed Asad/AP
Two deer clash antlers during an early autumn misty morning in Richmond Park, south west London. Toby Melville/Reuters
Hindu priests look inside a temple at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
A Jordanian activist wearing a Guy Fawkes mask chants slogans demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, because of new prices hikes on bread, fuel, and clothes, during a protest by Jordanian youth movements in downtown Amman, Jordan. The placard reads in Arabic, 'from all over again, in the name of the nation, bread, freedom, and social justice.' Mohammad Hannon/AP
With the Tigris River beneath him, a member of Iraq's national skydiving national team parachutes over the capital during a training session in Baghdad, Iraq. Hadi Mizban/AP
Four Israeli anti-riot police pause next to four Palestinians outside Jerusalem's old city. Israeli troops clashed with Palestinians during demonstrations in east Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip, marking the 13th anniversary of the second Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation. Bernat Armangue/AP
A South Korean Air Force F-16 fighter jet fires flare shells past the moon during the media day for the 65th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at Seoul military airport in Seongnam, South Korea. South Korean Armed Forces was founded in 1948 and Armed Forces Day is observed on Oct. 1, the day that South Korean forces broke through the 38th parallel in 1950 during the Korean War. Lee Jin-man/AP
Filipino Joseph Manipula with tattoos on his face and neck, gets another tattoo done on his thigh at the opening of a two-day tattoo festival dubbed "Dutdutan 13" at the World Trade Center in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, in the Philippines. The tattoo festival, now on its 13th year, has attracted hundreds of Filipinos as well as tattoo artists from Asia and the US. Bullit Marquez/AP
Base jumper Kristian Moxnes of Norway leaps from the 300-meter Open Deck of the Malaysia's landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur. About 103 professional base jumpers from 20 countries took part in the annual event. Vincent Thian/AP
An officer adjusts an honor guard member's hat as others are lined up with a rope before they perform at a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Karzai met with Chinese leaders amid security threats in the war-torn nation that have stymied a massive copper mine development by a Chinese consortium. Alexander F. Yuan/AP
Inmates from the women's prison wait before participating in a parade during a week of festivities to celebrate La Virgen de las Mercedes (our lady of mercy) at the Buen Pastor prison in Bogota September 26th. John Vizcaino/Reuters
A farmer dries newly-harvested corn cobs near her field in Zhuliang village of Qingzhou, Shandong province. China, the world's second-largest corn consumer, is likely to rely more on imports and lower its self-sufficiency ratio for the grain to 90 percent by 2020, an executive at the country's top corn trader said. China Daily/Reuters
An unidentified young relative standing on the red carpet watches the proceedings at a ceremony of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta's nephew Mbugua Mwangi and Mwangi's fiancee Rosemary Wahito, who were both killed in the Westgate Mall terrorist attack, in the village of Ichawara, Kenya. Ben Curtis/AP
National lottery sellers (l. & c.) chat on the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal in central Istanbul, Turkey. /Murad Sezer/Reuters
A cow walks on a stretch of Brazil's uncompleted North-South Railroad in Anapolis City September 26. More than a year has passed since Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced an ambitious plan to raise billions of dollars to lay much-needed railroad tracks across this continent-sized nation. Not a single mile has been laid, however. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
A Hindu devotee offers prayers to the Sun God before ending her day-long fast during Jivitputrika, on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Women observe a fast for the longevity and well-being of their children on this day. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
Antigovernment protesters holding antigovernment banners and pictures of Bahraini opposition leader Khalil al-Marzouq participate in a rally called by Bahrain's main opposition Al Wefaq in Budaiya, west of Manama. Hamad I Mohammed/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.