Britain's Prince William carries his son, Prince George, as he arrives with his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, for their son's christening at St James's Palace in London. John Stillwell/Reuters
An antigovernment protester throws stones at riot police during clashes after the funeral procession of 17-year-old Ali Khalil in the village of Bani Jamra west of Manama, Bahrain. Riot police fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the crowd. Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters
Giant panda twin cubs Mei Huan (l.) and Mei Lun, the first pair of twin giant panda cubs to be born in the United States and survive, are pictured in this Zoo Atlanta handout photo. Adam K Thompson/Zoo Atlanta/Reuters
Actress Sharon Stone holds hands with 1983 Nobel Peace Laureate Lech Walesa as she received the Peace Summit Award 2013 at the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Warsaw, Poland. Ms. Stone was awarded the prize in recognition of her activities against HIV and AIDS. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta/Reuters
A female Rural Fire Service (RFS) firefighter walks through a burnt area after trying to extinguish a small fire approaching homes near Blackheath, located about 43 miles west of Sydney. A state of emergency has been declared in the Australian state of New South Wales as bushfires continue to burn. David Gray/Reuters
A Buddhist monk, a supporter of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), gathers with others during a protest at Freedom Park in central Phnom Penh. The CNRP began a three-day mass demonstration over a disputed national election, which extended the long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's rule for another five years. Samrang Pring/Reuters
A piece of land art entitled 'Wish,' showing the face of an anonymous six-year-old local Belfast girl, is seen in this aerial view of the Titanic quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The artwork, by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, spans 11 acres, is made from 2,000 tons of sand, 2,000 tons of soil, and about 30,000 wooden pegs. Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
Alina Cortes, born in Mexico and living in Texas (2nd r.) speaks to reporters as she stands on Capitol Hill in Washington with other DREAMers (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) calling for reform of the immigration system. They say the current immigration system is outdated, undermines military readiness, and separates military families. Carolyn Kaster/AP
Protesters, some dressed in their Halloween costumes, gather for a rally at the Philippine Senate in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, to demand the scrapping of the government funds intended for development projects by lawmakers, known as the 'Pork Barrel' fund. Bullit Marquez/AP
Soldiers from the guard of honor arrive for a welcome ceremony for India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Jason Lee/Reuters
A Somali migrant sits on her bed as a Maltese soldier walks into her dormitory at the Lyster barracks detention center for immigrants, which currently holds 236 detainees, in Hal Far, Malta. Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
Boys fish at sunset along the banks of the Ikopa river in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
A man carries two coil springs at a shop in Colombo's Panchikawatte Road in Sri Lanka. The area is frequented by the middle class and is known for shops that stock Japanese and European secondhand vehicle spare parts. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Palestinian schoolchildren sit in a bus after throwing flowers into the Seaport in Gaza City to remember the Palestinian migrants who died after their boat sank while fleeing Syria for Italy. A boat capsized earlier this month, leaving between 50 and 200 Syrian and Palestinian migrants dead. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
A child gestures at Madagascar's presidential candidate Robinson Jean-Louis during his final campaign rally in the capital Antananarivo. Voters desperately hope for an end to a five-year political crisis that has scared off investors and severely damaged the economy. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Leaves lie on a car window in front of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
A woman puts earthen lamps out to dry in the sun at her workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. The lamps are sold in large numbers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. Ajay Verma/Reuters
Pope Francis is welcomed by musicians as he arrives for his weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Alessandra Tarantino/AP
Vincent Margolle, a fisherman on the Boulogne sur Mer based trawler 'Nicolas Jeremy,' mends fishing nets off the coast of northern France. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass before practice begins at the NFL football team's facility in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots will play the Miami Dolphins Sunday. Stephan Savoia/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.