Ricky Barnes (l.) of the US reacts after a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the fourth round of the US Open Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Monday. Next to Barnes is Lucas Glover, winner of the 2009 US Open. It is Glover's first major title and he won by two shots. Mike Segar/Reuters
A baby is weighed at a hospital in Daggar, in the Buner district of Pakistan on Monday. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
People perform a ritual dance to welcome the sun during the SunMoon Festival in the Pirin mountains near the village of Delchevo, Bulgaria, on Monday. The three-day festival involves ancient arts and rituals. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Desert sands are seen from a plane near Lhasa, in Chinese occupied Tibet on Sunday. Local officials said last week that desertification is worsening in Tibet. The desert accounts for 18 percent of Tibet's territory and is expanding by over 97,000 acres annually, according to Sangye Drawa, the Party Chief of Tibet's Regional Forestry Bureau. Greg Baker/AP
Bangladeshi laborers rest on a hot summer afternoon at the Kawran market in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. Pavel Rahman/AP
Thousands shut down the main highway in Caracas to express their anger with the increasingly embattled administration of President Nicolas Maduro.
ByFabiola Sanchez and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press
Protesters sprawled in lawn chairs, worked on math homework and played cards on main roads around Venezuela's cities Monday, joining in sit-ins to disrupt traffic as the latest slap at the socialist government.
Thousands shut down the main highway in Caracas to express their anger with the increasingly embattled administration of President Nicolas Maduro. They turned the road into a kind of public plaza, with protesters settling in for picnics, reading books and reclining under umbrellas they brought to protect against the blazing Caribbean sun.
In the provinces, protests turned deadly. The public prosecutor announced that 54-year-old Renzo Rodriguez was killed by a gunshot to the chest Monday at a protest in the plains state of Barinas. In the mountain town of Merida, state worker Jesus Sulbaran was fatally shot in the neck at a pro-government rally. In addition, five people were injured at the Merida protest, Venezuela ombudsman Tarek William Saab said.
The two killings raised to 23 the number of deaths linked to unrest that began almost a month ago over the Supreme Court's decision to gut the opposition-controlled congress of its powers.
The Caracas gathering was largely peaceful, though some protesters wrapped bandanas around their faces and threw stones at police, prompting state security forces to release a cloud of tear gas.
Juan Carlos Bautista passed the afternoon playing dominos.
"We want to be free. I'm here fighting for my children and my children's children," he said.
The current wave of protests is the most intense the economically struggling country has seen since two months of anti-government protests in 2014 that left dozens dead. But while those protests were led by young people who built flaming barricades in the street, this month's movement is attracting masses of older protesters, who say they are fighting not for themselves, but for the younger generations.
Protesters in at least a dozen other cities staged sit-ins, with some building barricades to stop traffic. In Caracas, protesters dragged concrete slabs, garbage and even a bathtub into the road. Retired professor Lisbeth Colina said she decided to participate in the sit-in for her grandchildren.