Indians dressed in traditional attire practice Garba, a form of dance from the west Indian state of Gujarat, to celebrate the upcoming festival of Navratri, in Ahmadabad, India. Navratri, which literally means nine nights, is the festival when nine different forms of goddess Durga are worshiped on consecutive nights. Ajit Solanki/AP
Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., leads a tour in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional staffers and interns usually lead constituent tours, but due to the federal government shutdown members of Congress have begun to lead tour groups from their home states. Evan Vucci/AP
The drum major leads the Ohio State University marching band before the Four-ball matches for the 2013 Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Jeff Haynes/Reuters
French climber Alain Robert, also known as 'Spiderman,' scales the 185 metre GDF Suez Tower at La Defense business district outside Paris. Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
Members of Palestinian Hamas civil defense abseil from a building during an emergency evacuation drill at Al-Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip. Adel Hana/AP
Indigenous Indians demonstrate against proposed constitutional amendment PEC 215, which amends the rules for demarcation of indigenous lands, in Brasilia. According to the organizers, the protest is part of the National Indigenous Mobilization to defend the territorial rights of the indigenous population against government, agribusiness, and large mining and energy companies. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Police dog 'Echo' of the Lakeland, Florida, police force, has his picture taken by his handler at the US Capitol in Washington. Echo is competing in the Annual US Police Canine Association (USPCA) Field Trials in nearby Maryland. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
A Kashmiri Muslim girl watches the aftermath of a gun-battle between Indian security forces and suspected militants in the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Police said that at least seven policemen were wounded in an overnight gun-battle with suspected militants in Srinagar. Dar Yasin/AP
Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army 'bowl' during China's seven-day National Day holiday in Jinan, Shandong province. China Daily/Reuters
Um Radwan, a female fighter in the Free Syrian Army, runs for cover from snipers loyal to the Syrian regime in Aleppo's Bustan al-Basha district. Um Radwan joined the Free Syrian Army after the death of her husband, who was also a Free Syrian Army fighter, according to activists. Muzaffar Salman/Reuters
US President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks on the government funding impasse at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington. Jason Reed/Reuters
A Sudanese boy living in Egypt shouts slogans against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his government during a protest outside Sudan's embassy in Cairo. A week of deadly unrest in Sudan should serve as a warning to the government to solve conflicts through national dialogue, a senior British official said, in the strongest foreign criticism of Khartoum's crackdown on protests. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
Sri Lankan air force soldiers march during their annual foot and weapon drill competition at an airbase in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. Eranga Jayawardena/AP
Angel Zavala and his sons Adrain Zavala, 6, and Angel Jr. bring two horses and a pony to the annual pet blessing in Tyler, Texas. Father Anthony McLaughlin, rector of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, led a ceremony for St. Gregory Cathedral school students and family members. Sarah A. Miller/The Tyler Morning Telegraph/AP
A baby Bornean orangutan is nestled next to its mother at a zoo in Singapore. Wong Maye-E/AP
Traffic crosses Greers Ferry Dam through fog near Heber Springs, Ark., the 50th anniversary of the opening of an Arkansas dam. The Dam was dedicated by a speech by then President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Danny Johnston/AP
A Muslim woman waits for the beginning of a prayer on the Day of the Open Mosque in the Central Mosque in Hamburg, Germany. Since 1997, more than 1,000 mosques in Germany open their doors for visitors on Oct. 3, the German Unification Day. Axel Heimken/dpa/AP
An inmate looks out from his cell in the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California October 1st. The prison was the first in the state with a separate facility built for SHU inmates, where some of the most dangerous prisoners are housed. Robert Galbraith/Reuters
Muslim women react to the loss of their homes which were burnt down in recent violence in Pauktaw village, outside of Thandwe in the Rakhine state. Security forces raced to contain deadly violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state after mobs torched Muslim homes and Buddhist villagers were attacked in a region plagued by intractable sectarian tensions. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during their second round match at the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP
The crescent moon over the mountains is visible from Highway 178, east of Bakersfield, Calif. Casey Christie/The Bakersfield Californian/AP
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.