Meredith Greenberg smiles as she places a wedding ring on the finger of her partner, Leora Pearlman, as Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop presides over their wedding in Jersey City, N.J. New Jersey became the 14th US state to legalize gay marriage. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
A statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong is pictured on a smoggy day in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. Heavy smog covered most major cities in northeastern China with visibility in Shenyang less than 200 meters. Reuters
Geese from the Landi Gmbh company are taken to their barn in Veckenstedt, Germany. The company raises up to 8,000 geese every year to sell at Christmas time. Matthias Bein/dap/AP
A man with a cart passes in front of a mural by artist Alfredo Segatori in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Natacha Pisarenko/AP
Students carry a volleyball using their foreheads in a game aimed at improving cooperation at a campus in Wuhan, China. Reuters
A surfer walks near National Force soldiers on Barra da Tijuca beach in front of the Hotel Windsor, where the auction for Libra offshore oilfield will take place, in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's government sees the planned Monday sale of Libra, an oil discovery billed as the biggest offshore oilfield ever sold, as a crowning achievement of an energy plan designed to end poverty and help the country join the developed world. Sergio Moraes/Reuters
Afghan children sit on a bullet-riddled concrete block in Kabul. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
A bridal couple poses for a picture on the medieval Charles Bridge early in the morning, in Prague, Czech Republic. David W Cerny/Reuters
Small rubber ducks are released on a river during a donation drive in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. The organizer charged 10 yuan ($1.64) for the release of each duck and raised about 500,000 yuan ($82,050) for several of the cities' charities on Sunday. China Daily/Reuters
A man carries flowers during a ceremony at the 'Yama' memorial in the center of Minsk, Belarus. Belarus marks the 70th anniversary of the destroying of Minsk's ghetto during WWII, when several hundred thousand Jews were slaughtered. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
A Sparks Middle School student cries with family members after being released from Agnes Risley Elementary School in Sparks, Nev., after a shooting at Sparks Middle School. A student at the middle school opened fire on campus, killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children. Kevin Clifford/AP
Dale Strickland reaches for a cue before the start of the 32nd World Shuffleboard Association World Championship in St. Petersburg, Fla. Shuffleboard, once the game of the elderly, is experiencing a resurgence. Chris O'Meara/AP
At a memorial service in Karura Forest in Nairobi, Kenya, marking the one-month anniversary of the Sept. 21 Westgate Mall terrorist attack, Khalil Rashid holds his father's hand and waits to plant a tree in memory of a schoolmate who was shot. The attack touched people of all races and religions. Ben Curtis/AP
Silhouettes are seen beneath The JPMorgan Chase & Co. logo in New York. The company has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle allegations surrounding the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Seth Wenig/AP
A Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) darts along a stone wall in the Kielder Forest, in northeastern England. Owen Humphreys/PA/AP
Participants ride horses as they fight for a slaughtered goat during a Buzkashi event in Yuli county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. China Daily/Reuters
Comedian and actress Carol Burnett is applauded by her husband Brian Miller (l.) and members of her private box as she arrives to be feted during the presentation of the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington Sunday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
A protester plants a tree on a road at a construction site as riot police surround him during a demonstration against reconstruction plans that include a part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara, Turkey. Umit Bektas/Reuters
Autumn leaves frame a view of Prague Castle at early morning in Prague, Czech Republic. David W Cerny/Reuters
A model displays a creation by Indonesian designer M.V.Lydia during Jakarta Fashion Week in Indonesia. Achmad Ibrahim/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.