A Palestinian passenger, hoping to cross into Egypt, searches for her bag as she waits at the Rafah crossing, between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Egypt partially reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days on Saturday for humanitarian needs. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
Gymnast Joao Fuglsig from Denmark performs on the parallel bars, during the qualification round at the artistic gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. Yves Logghe/AP
An Indian artist waits to participate in a procession as part of Dussehra festival celebrations in Allahabad, India. The Hindu festival Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
A dog competes in the Surf City surf dog competition in Huntington Beach, Calif., September 29th. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Flamingos stand in a lagoon near Messolongi, in western Greece. The lagoon is part of protected wetlands, that also includes marshes and ponds. The migratory flamingoes use the lagoon and salt evaporation ponds of Messolongi during the summer months before moving further south for the winter. Dimitri Messinis/AP
A supporter of Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hangs a poster with Arabic that reads, 'Sissi you are a gift from God, your people are here for you,' during campaign to collect signatures and nominate el-Sissi to run for Egypt's president at Pyramisa hotel in Cairo. Nariman El-Mofty/AP
French special forces soldiers pose during a ceremony at Orleans air base. Christian Hartmann/Reuters
Spanish carpenter Guilherme Duran Cal, 63, talks on the phone in his workshop in downtown Lisbon, Portugal. Two years short of retirement Guilherme, who has been working in the family business in the same place for 45 years, has to close down his workshop because the building's owner wants to build a hotel on the site. Francisco Seco/AP
A US National Park Ranger is reflected on a wall while assisting visitors with name rubbing at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. National Parks will effectively close tomorrow if a deal is not struck before midnight tonight to avert a federal government shutdown. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Israel's President Shimon Peres listens to International Court of Justice president judge Peter Tomka of Slovakia in The Hague, Netherlands. The court, also known as Peace Palace, is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Peter Dejong/AP
Girls read books containing short verses from the Quran in a madrasa, or religious school, on the outskirts of Islamabad. Faisal Mahmood/Reuters
Maria Isabel, a 60-year-old, sits on a chair near her chickens roaming around in her house in Masaya city, south of the capital Managua, Nicaragua, September 29. Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel looks out a window as he observes training, including an Apache helicopter, reflected on the glass, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex (RLFC), a few miles from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the military border separating the two Koreas, in South Korea. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
A man inspects a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, amid the ruins of the al-Hussein Shiite mosque a day after a suicide bomber struck in Musayyib, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. On Sunday, a series of bombings in different parts of Iraq — including two suicide bombings in the country's relatively peaceful northern Kurdish region — killed scores. Hadi Mizban/AP
Tourists take pictures as a storm surge hits the coastline under the influence of Typoon Wutip in Sanya, Hainan province, China. China's maritime authority on Monday issued a warning as Typhoon Wutip, the 21st of the season, approaches, Xinhua News Agency reported. Reuters
Kairi Robertson, from Indianapolis, holds a sign before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the White Sox in Chicago, Sept. 29. Nam Y. Huh/AP
People work on non-functioning electrical items at a so-called 'Repair Cafe' in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, Germany. One day a month volunteers meet-up and assist people in repairing their electronic items for free at the cafe in the German capital. Tobias Schwarz/Reuters
A giraffe eats a food pellet from the mouth of a foreign visitor at the Giraffe Centre, in the Karen neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. The risk to the country's tourism was one of the concerns expressed by officials during the Westgate Mall siege, but tourists continue to fly to Kenya for safaris and beach vacations. Ben Curtis/AP
Russian sailing ship 'Mir' participates in a parade for the Mediterranean Tall Ships regatta in Toulon, France. About 37 tall ships have gathered for the competition which ended with a parade in the bay of Toulon. Jean-Paul Pelissier/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.