Boston Red Sox fans celebrate after Boston defeated St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball's World Series Wednesday night in Boston. Charlie Riedel/AP
A temple priest adjusts the shield on a Goddess Durga statue at Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple in Singapore. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. Edgar Su/Reuters
Children in costume check each other's candy collection while celebrating Halloween in a local neighborhood of Taipei, Taiwan. Wally Santana/AP
The newest art installation by British artist Banksy, which his website calls 'Bronx Zoo (at Yankee Stadium),' is seen on a wall outside Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York. Banksy is treating New Yorkers to a daily dose of spray-painted art - while eluding the police and incurring the wrath of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
A pensioner takes part in a rally against austerity in Athens. Thousands of pensioners held a protest and marched to the Health Ministry opposing planned reforms in the state's health care system. Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters
A man stands by a huge advertisement board of Panasonic at a train station in Tokyo. Panasonic said its quarterly profit improved to 63.3 billion yen ($644 million) from a 698.6 billion yen loss the year before. Panasonic, like Sony, has benefited from weaker yen. Koji Sasahara/AP
A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei. Permanent residents of the disputed Abyei region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan in a symbolic referendum that could antagonize heavily armed Arab nomads who drive their livestock through the area and claim it for Sudan. Andreea Campeanu/Reuters
A woman displaced by fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels in Bunagana in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, carries her child on her shoulders as they make their way home after spending a night in the Ugandan town of Bunagana, west of capital Kampala. James Akena/Reuters
Pakistani schoolgirls, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, laugh together during a class, at their makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Official statistics released by the Federal Education Ministry of Pakistan give a desperate picture of education for all, especially for girls. The overall literacy rate is 46 per cent, while only 26 per cent of girls are literate. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
A cat rests on a gravestone at the Campo Santo cemetery in Ghent, western Belgium. The 19th century Campo Sancto cemetery is acknowledged as one of the most renowned and beautiful cemeteries in Belgium, with more than 130 gravestones listed as protected monuments. Yves Logghe/AP
The Witch Head nebula, named after its resemblance to the profile of a witch, is seen in an undated infrared photo from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). Astronomers say the billowy clouds of the nebula, where baby stars are brewing, are being lit up by massive stars. Dust in the cloud is being hit with starlight, causing it to glow with infrared light, which was picked up by WISE's detectors. Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/Reuters
A model shows a creation by Chinese designer Cao Qinghe during China Fashion Week in Beijing. Andy Wong/AP
A passenger waits for a train as he walks along a platform at the Atocha train station during a 24-hour partial train strike in Madrid, Spain. Labor disputes triggered a nationwide strike in Spain where minor delays were reported for commuters and travelers as unions staged a 24 hour-strike. Andres Kudacki/AP
A woman applies henna on the hand of a customer at a Deepavali Bazaar at Little India in Singapore. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. Edgar Su/Reuters
A man works on a security camera which is installed at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Chinese state media demanded severe punishment after the government blamed militants from restive Xinjiang for an attack in Tiananmen Square, as the exiled leader of the region's Uighur minority called for an independent probe. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
A groom, who is a member of the Orphan Foundation for Development, wears traditional costume as he holds up a sword during a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa, Yemen. About 4,000 members took part in the ceremony which was organized by the institution and supported by the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters
A boy hops from a cluster of crypts to another which are spruced up for the observance of All Saints' Day at a public cemetery at Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines. Bullit Marquez/AP
Detail of the hands of an Israeli Jewish woman during the traditional 'Sigd' holiday in Jerusalem. According to Ethiopian tradition the Sigd holiday, celebrated annually, marks the biblical union between the Jewish people and God. Bernat Armangue/AP
Nuon Chea (l.) who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, waits before his final statements at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea has denied all charges against him on the last day of a trial for leaders of the Cambodian regime widely blamed for the deaths of some 1.7 million people. Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia/AP
A costumed character referred to as the 'Headless Horseman' is seen at the start of the haunted trail known as the 'Horseman's Hollow' on the grounds of the historic Philipsburg Manor in celebration of Halloween in Sleepy Hollow, New York October 25th. Sleepy Hollow, located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River about 30 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, is best known to many through American author Washington Irving's story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.' Adrees Latif/Reuters
A driver's feet rests on the edges of a window as he sleeps inside the bus while waiting for his turn near a bus stand in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Shopping mall employees dressed as Santa Claus pose with a visitor under a Christmas tree, at the start of their special event to promote business in coincident with the upcoming yuletide season in Seoul, South Korea. Ahn Young-joon/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.