A law enforcement investigator enters a home at 39 Waverley Avenue, in Watertown, Mass., on Thursday. Federal agents arrested two people and are searching locations in Massachusetts and New York in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb, federal authorities said. Steven Senne/AP
Pope Benedict XVI rides in the Popemobile as he leaves Fatima's Sanctuary on Wednesday evening during a candlelight vigil. The Pope arrived in Portugal Tuesday for a four-day visitl. Emilio Morenatti/AP
A zookeeper controls a penguin brought outside for children to view at the opening Thursday of the newly renovated Children's Zoo at the Cincinnati Zoo, Ohio. Al Behrman/AP
A motocross rider jumps during a training session in front of the Sphinx at the Giza pyramids in Egypt on Thursday in preparation for the second stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. Amr Nabil/AP
Lora Swift places her 7-month-old grandson, Gus Contardo, in the wheel of a monster truck on Thursday prior to a news conference outside Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Bengals have entered into a partnership for a monster jam event at the stadium on July 10 to benefit the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Al Behrman/AP
Two 4-month-old polar bear cubs play in an open-air cage on their first day at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Thursday. The two wild cubs, both female, were delivered to their new home after they were found in Russia's Taimyr Peninsula on the Arctic Ocean in early May. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
A young alpaca stands in his pen after being sheared at Eastland Alpaca Farm in Mount Joy, Pa. Hair from more than 100 central Pennsylvania alpacas is on its way to the Gulf of Mexico to soak up oil that's being released by a leaking well. The owners of the Eastland Alpaca Farm say they're sending about 200 pounds of waste fibers to a warehouse in Florida where it'll be used in booms to surround and soak up spilled oil. Casey Kreider/Lancaster Newspapers/AP
Big balloons attached to a giant keffiyeh, a traditional headscarf, are released during a rally celebrating Palestinian culture in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday. Posters depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were attached to the balloons. Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
This image from a video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video, released on May 12, gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile below the rwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher. BP/AP
A man walks near a permanent art installation of a donkey, known as 'Burro grande,' by Spanish artist Fernando Sanchez Castillo, in a field in El Carpio, near Cordoba, Spain, on Thursday. Javier Barbancho/Reuters
Burt Westbrook walks the Budweiser Clydesdales at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday in Baltimore, Md. The horses will perform at the 135th Preakness horse race festivities on Saturday. Mel Evans/AP
Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol, also known as 'Seh Daeng' (c.), is flanked by security guards during an interview at the anti-government protesters' encampment on Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand. The renegade Army officer accused of marshaling a paramilitary force among Thailand's 'red shirt' protesters was shot in the head, apparently by a sniper, an aide said. Thanyarat Dokesone/AP
Thai policemen patrol the streets around a local hospital where Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol is being treated for a gunshot wound in Bangkok, Thailand. Several gunshots and at least four explosions were heard Thursday night in central Bangkok where 'red shirt' antigovernment protesters are camped amid expectation that security forces could launch a crackdown. Wong Maye-E/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.