An Indian camel herder stands among camels as he arrives for the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Pushkar, located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot that is also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races. Deepak Sharma/AP
Britain-based Muslim leader Chowdhury Mueen Uddin is seen reflected in a mirror as he poses for a portrait in London. A Bangladesh war crimes court convicted and sentenced to death in absentia Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a US citizen. The two men are accused of committing atrocities during the country's war of independence from Pakistan in 1971. Toby Melville/Reuters
Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland arrives for his men's singles tennis match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
Participants carry old infantry rifles as they await the traditional 'Ruetlischiessen' (Ruetli shooting) competition at the Ruetli meadow in central Switzerland. One thousand, one hundred and fifty two participants took part in the annual shooting event, a tradition since 1860. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Belgium's Queen Mathilde reacts as she greets the crowd during the Joyous Entry, a local name used for the royal entry, at Brussels' Grand Place. A formal first visit to a city by an inheritor of the throne of Belgium upon his accession is referred to as a Joyous Entry. Francois Lenoir/Reuters
Customers shop inside a department store in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. Reuters
Tibetan schoolchildren hold up portraits of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi during a protest rally in New Delhi, India. Manish Swarup/AP
A hole in a wall adorned with a painted tear reveals a view of a soccer pitch inside the UN controlled buffer zone separating ethnically-split Cyprus in the capital, Nicosia. The soccer association of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots and the counterpart of the internationally recognized Greek Cypriots edged toward unification after signing a provisional deal that would bring them together after almost 60 years of separation. Petros Karadjias/AP
A vendor reads a newspaper inside his stall as he waits for customers at Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Elderly Pakistani, Nouran Nazir, 83, holds her 18-month-old grandson Sayyim, next to the rubble of her makeshift home, which was destroyed along with other homes by the Capital Development Authority for being built on illegal lands, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
A Communist supporter holds a portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, at Moscow's Red Square, Russia, as he and others prepare to place flowers at a Lenin's Tomb to mark the 96th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution which took place in 1917. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
Men warm their hands as they sit next to a fire during rainy weather in Peshawar, Pakistan. A. Ali/Reuters
Flower blossoms from vegetation covered with volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Mardingding, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high volcano has been erupting since Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope. Binsar Bakkara/AP
Kashmiri Ali Mohammad makes Kangris or fire pots inside his home in Trajbal village, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Kangri is an age old device for keeping warm, consisting of a decoratively woven yellow wicker case housing an earthen pot for burning charcoal. Even the modern day heating gadgets have failed to replace it, mainly due to its portability and low cost. Dar Yasin/AP
A cyclist rides along a leaf-covered Cleveland Metroparks all-purpose trail in Strongsville, Ohio. Bikers, runners and hikers took advantage of dry weather and temperatures in the mid-60s, before forecast rain and cold arrives later in the day. Mark Duncan/AP
A Christian pilgrim from the US is baptized in the water of the Jordan River during a ceremony at the Yardenit baptismal site near the northern Israeli city of Tiberias. Yardenit is one of the sites along the Jordan River where it is believed Jesus was baptized. Nir Elias /Reuters
A two-day-old female western lowland baby gorilla sleeps in the arms of her mother Koola at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois. Jim Young/Reuters
People look on from inside a shopping mall as thousands protest against the amnesty bill in Bangkok's central business district. The Thai Senate will likely reject the bill critics say is aimed at bringing back convicted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra from exile, the Senate Speaker said. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Fernando Verdasco of Spain (r.) and David Marrero of Spain celebrate winning their ATP World Tour Finals doubles tennis match against Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic and Leander Paes of India at the O2 Arena in London. Sang Tan/AP
A Free Syrian Army fighter carries mortar shells in Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province. Khattab Abdulaa/Reuters
A protester holds a piece of plastic to protect herself from the rain as she shouts anti-austerity slogans during a 24-hour general labor strike in front of the parliament in Athens. Thousands of striking Greek workers marched to parliament in pouring rain to protest against measures imposed by foreign lenders, whose inspectors are in Athens to review the country's bailout. Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters
A street performer wearing a costume of leaves removes his outfit as builders work on the side of a building in a commercial center of Madrid, Spain. Andres Kudacki/AP
Passengers watch as a police trooper checks their vehicle at a checkpoint along a road in Sanaa during an intensive security deployment in the Yemeni capital. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
An Afghan day laborer has his picture taken to register for the upcoming presidential election in 2014 in a makeshift mobile registration office in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus/AP
A woman folds clothes at her house in Margalla Hills in Islamabad, Pakistan. Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
Pakistani spectators watch the third cricket one-day international match of a five match series between Pakistan and South Africa as the sun sets at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Hassan Ammar/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.