A woman holds her sleeping baby during South African President Jacob Zuma's visit to a settlement for poor whites in Pretoria on March 30. While most white South Africans still enjoy lives of privilege and wealth, the number of poor whites has risen steadily over the past 15 years, with white unemployment nearly doubled between 1995 and 2005, according to the South African Institute for Security Studies. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Penitents take part in a procession of the 'Cristo de la buena muerte' brotherhood during Holy Week in Zamora, Spain, on March 30. Hundreds of processions and festivals take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
A riot policeman's helmet is splashed with red paint during a demonstration in central Athens on March 30. Debt-strapped Greece toughened austerity measures this month and gained EU backing for a financial rescue plan, but the spending cuts also fueled public discontent. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
An Indian man dressed as a monkey takes part in a procession as part of Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in New Delhi on March 30. Hanuman Jayanti marks the birthday of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god. Kevin Frayer/AP
A pedestrian makes his way through Times Square in the rain on March 30 in New York City. A second major storm in less than a month continued to drench the East Coast as forecasters predicted 'dangerous flooding.' Mary Altaffer/AP
A visitor relaxes behind a garden gnome in Germany's Garden Gnome Park in Trusetal, Germany, on March 30. The Garden Gnome Theme Park has more than 2,000 garden gnomes and is visited by more than 100,000 people each year. Jens Meyer/AP
An Egyptian Bedouin camel owner pulls his camels before the Sharqeya Camel Race Festival, in Belbeis, Egypt, on March 30. Amr Nabil/AP
A boy plays with a mask at the Consulting Center for Autism in Amman, Jordan. The world will mark World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Ali Jarekji/Reuters
People place flowers and light candles at the site of the explosion in Park Kultury subway station in Moscow on Tuesday. On Monday, two female suicide bombers detonated explosives at two stations in the metro system, killing 39 people. Russia began a national day of mourning on Tuesday for the victims of the attacks. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
A scientist reacts at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience control room at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin, Switzerland, on March 30. Denis Balibouse/Reuters
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband (r.) walks with Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon (l.) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the G-8 foreign ministers' meeting in Gatineau, Quebec, on Tuesday. Chris Wattie/Reuters
Angry relatives of mine workers accuse officials of not operating fast enough to recover trapped miners in a flooded coal mine in Xiangning, China, on Tuesday. Some 1,000 rescue workers were rotating shifts to try to drain enough water from the mines to reach the trapped miners, but officials say the rescue effort could take days. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
President Barack Obama gestures to the crowd before signing the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP
Palestinian protesters take cover during clashes with Israeli troops during a protest commemorating Land Day near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. March 30th marks Land Day, the annual commemoration of protests in 1976 against Israel's appropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
A serviceman from the Scorpion special unit takes part in a test outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on March 30. Servicemen have to pass several tough tests before being awarded the rank of 'Red Berets.' Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters
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.