Canadian Treasury Board President Stockwell Day is seen in a viewfinder as he speaks to journalists in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday. Chris Wattie/Reuters
The Iceland volcano erupts on Monday under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Flights from much of Europe are set to resume on Tuesday under a deal agreed by the European Union to free up airspace closed by a cloud of ash hurled into the sky by the volcano. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
A television hangs in a grocery store in Montevideo, Uruguay, showing International Court of Justice Peter Tomka in The Hague reading the judgment in a dispute between Argentina and Uruguay on Tuesday. The International Court of Justice ruled Uruguay did not breach its obligation to protect the environment by building a pulp mill on the side of a river that forms its border with Argentina. Matilde Campodonico/AP
Passengers cast shadows as they wait for flights at Dusseldorf airport in Germany on Tuesday, as the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland continues to disrupt air travel throughout Europe. Frank Augstein/AP
Vice President Joe Biden exults as he tells female student athletes how inspiring they are to younger girls during an announcement about action on Title IX that provides equal opportunities for female athletes at the Charles E. Smith Center at George Washington University on Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Sr. Master Sgt. Darryl LeBouef jumps from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Casino hotel and tower in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday during the Grand Opening of SkyJump Las Vegas. LeBouef's 855-foot leap officially set a Guinness World Record for highest commercial decelerated descent. Eric Jamison/SkyJump Las Vegas/AP
Indians protest the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project outside the National Electrical Energy Association in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday. The planned project to dam the Xingu River, which feeds the Amazon, would be the third-largest such hydroelectric project in the world. Eraldo Peres/AP
Tibetans attend a mass prayer for the earthquake victims in the quake-hit town of Gyegu in China's Qinghai Province on Monday. The official death toll from an earthquake on China's remote Tibetan plateau has climbed to 2,039, state media said on Tuesday. Kevin Zhao/Reuters
Members of the Peace Movement light candles in memory of Monday's suicide bombing victims in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday. An Islamist politician whose party lost several members in the suicide attack blamed Pakistan's alliance with the US for the violence and urged Islamabad to break ranks in the war on terror. Mohammad Sajjad/AP
Children watch people play soccer in Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday. Mohamed Nureldin/Reuters
Iraqi policemen are seen at the site of a joint US-Iraqi raid that killed Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub al-Masri, two top-ranking Al Qaeda figures, near Tikrit, Iraq, on Tuesday. AP
Passengers sleep at the T4 Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday. Spain has offered to let Britain and other European countries use its airports as stopovers to get passengers stranded by the Iceland volcano's ash cloud traveling again, a minister said Monday. For passengers who arrive in Spain, the plan is to increase train, bus, and ferry services to get them to their destinations. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
An aerial view of New York City's financial district is seen on Tuesday. President Obama is heading to New York City on Thursday to push for regulatory reform of Wall Street. Mark Lennihan/AP
In Buenos Aires on Tuesday, a crowd member holds up a picture of Enrique Juarez Dias Ramos, who disappeared during Argentina's 1976-83 military dictatorship, at the trial of former Argentine de facto president and Army chief Reynaldo Bignone and other officers. Bignone will be sentenced on charges of kidnapping, torture, and murder of 56 people in a concentration camp. The former general who ruled Argentina in 1982-1983, and seven other former military and police officers faced a three-judge panel on charges including the ordering of beatings, waterboardings, and electrocutions at the Campo de Mayo Army base. Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
In the West Bank city of Hebron, two young Palestinians wear scarves from the Fatah Party (l.) and the Hamas movement (r.) during a demonstration calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails on Tuesday. Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP
Traditional food known as 'arepas' are seen at state-run Arepa Socialista restaurant in Caracas, Venezuela. In its own version of Cuba's famous Coppelia ice-cream store, Venezuela is now running a popular 'Socialist arepa' shop. Jorge Silva/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.