A protester blows a whistle while holding portraits of Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during a rally against the government-backed amnesty bill, Bangkok. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany sits in his car before the first practice session for the Formula One US Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Darron Cummings
Fans wave a Serbian flag as they celebrate Serbia's Novak Djokovic win over Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek in their Davis Cup World Group final tennis match in Belgrade. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes his way to the council chamber in Toronto, Canada. The City Council voted overwhelmingly to strip Mayor Rob Ford of some of his powers in the latest attempt to box in the brash leader who has rebuffed huge pressure to resign over his drinking and drug habits and erratic behavior. Chris Young/The Canadian Press/AP
Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid (r.) walks with Batman before saving a damsel in distress in San Francisco. San Francisco turned into Gotham City as city officials helped fulfill Scott's wish to be 'Batkid.' Scott, a leukemia patient from Tulelake in far Northern California, was called into service on Friday morning by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr to help fight crime, The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation says. Jeff Chiu/AP
A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes at a protest in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah. Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
A dog sits over a drinking water basin along a road in the old quarters of Delhi, India. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters
Anti-government protesters sit by the roadside with molotov cocktails as they wait for others to join during clashes after the Ashura procession in the village of Sanabis west of Manama, Bahrain. Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters
A girl combs her hair as her father looks out of their house at a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan. Zohra Bensemra/Reuters
A Nigerian Police Force (NPF) officer, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), looks on from inside an armoured vehicle during a night joint street patrol with local police in Mogadishu, November 14th. Siegfried Modola/Reuters
A woman walks down a stairs at Callao metro station next to garbage on a pavement on the 11th day of an indefinite strike by street cleaners in Madrid, Spain. Some 6,000 street cleaners and gardeners started an indefinite strike last week to protest against plans to lay off almost a fifth of them and cut the wages of others by as much as 40 percent. Juan Medina/Reuters
Japan's Saori Sakoda spikes the ball against Thailand during their FIVB Women's Volleyball Grand Champions Cup 2013 in Tokyo. Yuya Shino/Reuters
Sri Lankan policemen try to control ethnic Tamil people, whose relatives are missing, during a protest outside a public library where British Prime Minister David Cameron was meeting Tamil leaders, in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka. Cameron traveled into northern areas that saw the worst of the war between soldiers and ethnic Tamils rebels fighting for a homeland. Eranga Jayawardena/AP
Typhoon Haiyan survivors play basketball at the destroyed port in the town of Guiuan, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction. David Guttenfelder/AP
A bald tree stands in front of autumnally colored vineyards near Ueberlingen at Lake Constance, southern Germany. Felix Kaestle/dpa/AP
A Nepalese man is silhouetted as he walks along a street at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese are due to vote on November 19 for a constituent assembly meant to draw up a new constitution. Navesh Chitraka/Reuters
New US Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, smiles as she gives a statement upon her arrival in Japan at the Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo. Japan hopes the 55-year-old daughter of late President John F. Kennedy will work closely with President Barack Obama to tackle some urgent US-Japan matters, analysts said. Koji Sasahara/AP
A fishermen loads crab pots onto a fishing vessel at Fishermen's Wharf ahead of Friday's opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season, in San Francisco, California November 14th. Fishermen heading out to sea will face a new state law, which limits the number of crab pots each boat is permitted to carry. Robert Galbraith/Reuters
A Typhoon Haiyan survivor carries a child wrapped in a towel as he watches a helicopter landing to bring aid to the destroyed town of Guiuan, Samar Island, Philippines. David Guttenfelder/AP
Firefighters battle a forest fire in the New York City suburb of Orangeburg, in Rockland County. According to local reports, more than 100 firefighters were fighting spreading flames Friday morning from an overnight fire on Clausland Mountain that threatened homes. More than 50 acres of steep wooded parkland terrain had burned. Mike Segar/Reuters
Brazilian indigenous people cross the finish line in the canoeing competition in the Cuiaba river during the XII Games of the Indigenous People in Cuiaba, Brazil. Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
Members of Brazilian indigenous ethnic groups dance during the XII Games of the Indigenous People, in Cuiaba November 14th. Paulo Whitaker/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.