Chris Williams paints a logo on the field at Fenway Park for baseball's World Series in Boston. The St. Louis Cardinals face the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 on Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP
Married Hindu women light lamps before performing rituals during the Karwa Chauth festival in Ahmadabad, India. During this festival, celebrated in northern India, women fast throughout the day and offer prayers to the moon for the welfare, prosperity, and longevity of their husbands. Ajit Solanki/AP
Pumpkins carved in the likeness of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are lit at Madame Tussauds in New York. Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Atlanta Falcons' Desmond Trufant stretches with students from M. Agnes Jones Elementary School as the NFL football team takes part in the volunteer project 'Hometown Huddle' in Atlanta. Team members visited six metro Atlanta schools promoting physical fitness and delivering new sports equipment. David Goldman/AP
Jennifer Schweinsberg and her son David take photos of the ruins of their family home in Winmalee, 40 miles from Sydney, in Australia. Wildfires have destroyed more than 200 properties including 122 homes. Rob Griffith/AP
A model presents a creation by Muslim clothing designer Feny Mustafa during a Fashion Week show in Jakarta, Indonesia. Beawiharta/Reuters
US Secretary of State John Kerry steps out of a plane as he arrives at Ciampino airport in Rome. Max Rossi/Reuters
An boy clings onto the dorsal fin of a beached whale shark as fishermen prepare to pull it back to the sea at Kenjeran beach in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. The whale was successfully released back into the sea. Trisnadi/AP
Workers from Anganwadi, government-sponsored child-care and mother-care, shout slogans during a protest demanding pensions, in Mumbai, India. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
A child plays with a bubble made by a street performer at a downtown park in Tokyo. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP
A woman walks back to her home carrying wood for cooking and heating on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
A torch bearer carries the Olympic torch past Kizhi Pogost, world famous 18th-century wooden churches, in Kizhi Island, northern Russia. The torch relay for the Sochi Winter Games will pass through many cities that showcase the historical, cultural and ethnic richness of Russia. olympictorch2014.com/AP
US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to the media after a welcome home rally hosted by members of the King Street Patriots group in Houston. Cruz, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, returned home to a rousing welcome in Texas after his attempt to derail Obamacare with a shutdown of the federal government. Donna Carson/Reuters
A woman walks along a street during a smoggy day in Changchun, Jilin province, China. The severe smog continued to shroud major cities in north-east China. China Daily/Reuters
Aspiring witches line up to register before the start of an audition session to work as the resident witch at the Wookey Hole Caves tourist attraction in Wookey Hole, Somerset, England. About 50 applicants auditioned for the position, each given one minute to perform in front of a panel of judges. The requirements for the job include: must be able to cackle and must not be allergic to cats. Matt Dunham/AP
A woman looks at a Northern Ireland riot diorama produced and offered for sale by modelmaker Gareth Hutchinson in his model shop in Belfast. The pieces are individually handcrafted. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
A Hindu holy man rests on the wall of the Pashupatinath Hindu temple as a stray dog walks past in Katmandu, Nepal. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko stands in a cage in a court room in Moscow to face charges of organizing an acid attack against the ballet's artistic director. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Britain's Queen Elizabeth receives flowers from a child actor as she inspects the horse prop from the theater production 'War Horse' during a visit to the National Theatre in London to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Lefteris Pitarakis/Reuters
Autumnal trees are reflected in the water as a fisherman rows his boat during a sunny day at the Sylvenstein barrier lake in Germany. Michael Dalder/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.