A runner leads a pack of El Pilar fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, on July 13. Susana Vera/Reuters
A child is baptized during a mass baptism ceremony in the town of Mtskheta outside Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 13. About 700 children were baptized by the Georgian Orthodox Church during the 12th mass baptism ceremony led by Patriarch Ilia II. David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry holds an 8-week-old puppy called Veyron during a July 13 visit to the charity Canine Partners Training Centre in Midhurst in Sussex, England. Canine Partners is a registered charity that assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro speaks on Cuban television in Havana on July 12. Castro, who has lived in seclusion for nearly four years, appeared on Cuban television and radio on Monday evening to discuss his theory that the world is on the verge of nuclear war. The appearance marks the second time in less than a week that the suddenly resurgent 83-year-old has made a public appearance, after staying out of view, except in occasional photographs and videos. Alex Castro/Reuters
Laborers work to drain sewage water from a leaked sewage tank at a copper mine in Shanghang, China, on Tuesday. The sewage leak from the copper mine owned by Zijin Mining Group Co, whose shares were suspended from trading in Hong Kong on Monday, has polluted a river and reservoir in Fujian Province, Xinhua News Agency reported. Reuters
Former New York Yankees great Yogi Berra, sitting beside his wife, Carmen, discusses the passing of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner from his museum in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday. Steinbrenner died on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Rich Schultz/AP
An Afghan woman leaves a voter registration center after receiving her card in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. The nation will hold parliamentary elections on Sept. 18. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
Olivia Fajnerman checks out the six-foot tall ruby-red slippers displayed on 42nd Street outside Madame Tussauds in celebration of the launch of The Wizard of Oz Cinema 4-D Experience in New York City on Tuesday. Charles Sykes/AP
Elephants cross the intersection of Alameda St. and Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles, Calif., on Tuesday as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus arrives in town before dawn. Adam Lau/AP
Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica runs with youths during a sprint clinic at King Bauduin stadium in Brussels on Tuesday. Thierry Roge/Reuters
The Dutch World Cup soccer team travels on a green boat (c.) prior to a tour through Amsterdam's canals in the Netherlands on Tuesday during a day of celebrations for the World Cup runner-up. Evert Elzing/AP
Indian policemen prepare to present an honor guard to mark Martyr's Day at the Martyr's Graveyard in Srinagar, India, on Tuesday. Shops and businesses remained shut Tuesday in troubled Kashmir for the third straight day as separatists protesting Indian rule declared a strike to mark an annual "Martyrs' Day" when 21 Kashmiri Muslims were ordered killed to quell a 1931 uprising. Mukhtar Khan/AP
Demonstrators from the group 'Vuvuzelas for BP,' blow vuvuzelas during a protest across the street from the BP headquarters in central London, on Tuesday. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Jacob Eischan, of Greenfield, Ind., sprays down a calf as he prepares it for competition at the Hancock County 4-H fair on Tuesday. Michael Conroy/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.