A mahout attends to a decorated elephant before taking part in a procession on the last day of Dusshera celebrations in Mysore, India, Monday. Aijaz Rahi/AP
President Barack Obama visits Martha's Table, a kitchen that provides meals for the needy, in Washington, Monday. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Performer Jennifer Arellano participates in a Pride Parade at Atlanta's 43rd Annual Pride Festival on Sunday. Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo waves during the Columbus Day Parade in New York, Monday. Seth Wenig/AP
Four people ride a chair lift during the last day of Comet Sky Rides at Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau, Wisc., Sunday. Hundreds rode up to the top of Rib Mountain to view peak fall colors. Dan Young/Wausau Daily Herald/AP
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D) of Nevada is surrounded by reporters after leaving the office of Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky on Capitol Hill on Monday, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP
Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. Amr Nabil/AP
Minnesota Vikings fans Shawn Maydole (l.) and Kris Johnson watch the final quarter of the Vikings' NFL game with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in Minneapolis. The Vikings lost 35-10. Jeff Wheeler/The Star Tribune/AP
David Grimm from Pittsburgh holds a portrait of President George Washington during a rally at the World War II Memorial in Washington Sunday. The rally was organized to protest the closure of the Memorial due to the government shutdown. Alex Brandon/AP
A model waits backstage during Ukrainian Fashion Week on Sunday in Kiev. Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Young Georgians, dressed in traditional costumes, dance in the ancient Georgian capital of Mtskheta, Monday. Shakh Aivazov/AP
A rescued migrant buries his face in his hands as he cries while waiting to undergo preliminary medical tests at Mater Dei Hospital in Tal-Qroqq, outside Valletta, Italy. Italian and Maltese navy ships recovered 34 bodies and rescued 206 migrants after their boat sank about 60 nautical miles south of Sicily. Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
Indian child dressed like Hindu goddess Kali stands at the steps leading to a Hindu temple during “Navratri,” or nine nights festival, in Jammu, India, Sunday. Channi Anand/AP
A man cycles past The Great Walk in Windsor Park in southern England, Monday.. Queen Elizabeth's residence, Windsor Castle, is visible in the distance. Toby Melville/Reuters
Riot police detain gay rights activists after a scuffle with anti-gay protesters during an LGBT rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
An Indian villager braving strong winds and rain walk to a safer place, in village Podampeta, in Ganjam district, India, Saturday. Biswaranjan Rout/AP
Sailing boats gather at the start of the Barcolana regatta in front of Trieste harbor, Sunday, in Trieste, northern Italy. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
House Democrats line up in Statuary Hall as they file onto the House floor to sign a petition to re-open the government on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday. Charles Dharapak/AP
Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta hits a double in front of Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross off Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow in the eighth inning during Game 1 of the American League baseball championship series Saturday, in Boston. Charlie Riedel/AP
Boston marathon bombing survivor Erika Brannock holds an end of the tape at the finish line, as runner David Berden wins the Baltimore marathon, on Saturday. Gail Burton/AP
Sheep graze weeds between rows of grapes at the Billecart-Salmon vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Ay, eastern France during the traditional Champagne wine harvest. Benoit Tessier/Reuters
Palestinian men compete in a bodybuilding contest in Gaza City, Saturday. Although not the first of its kind to be held in the Gaza Strip, bodybuilding contests are rare in the Hamas controlled territory. Hatem Moussa/AP
Ed Mangaluz, 78, gestures as he tells his story on how his jeepney got washed away by strong currents during the height of floods caused by Typhoon Nari at San Miguel town, Bulacan province, northern Philippines on Sunday. Aaron Favila/AP
People take photos on the Staten Island Ferry as the wind blows in New York, Saturday. The statue will open for tours on Sunday after the state governor of New York approved state funds for the reopening despite an ongoing government shutdown. Carlo Allegri/Reuters
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye salutes the flags of South Korea and Indonesia during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Saturday. Supri/Reuters
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Governors pose for a group photo at IMF headquarters in Washington, on Saturday. Jose Luis Magana/AP
A Vietnamese man knees down and cries while the convoy carrying the coffin of the late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap passes by as it heads to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday. Na Son Nguyen/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.