A Pakistani rescue worker shows a picture album found in the wreckage of a plane that crashed near Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday. Mohammad Sajjad/AP
The glow from a wildfire can be seen through the entrance to the small community known as Old West Ranch near the Mojave Desert town of Tehachapi, Calif. as residents were evacuated on Tuesday evening. More than 30 homes were lost in the small hill community of Old West Ranch and another 150 structures were threatened, firefighters said. The area is about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. Alex Gallardo/AP
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In Madrid on Wednesday, an animal rights activist dressed as a bull holds a banner reading 'Bullfight abolition' as he celebrates Catalonia's parliamentary decision to ban bullfights in the northeastern region of Spain. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
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Fred Jackson of the Buffalo Bills walks with his son Braeden as they arrive for NFL football training camp in Pittsford, NY, on Wednesday. David Duprey/AP
Chinese girls wearing traditional flower headdresses tease each other outside the Forbidden City in Beijing on Wednesday. Ng Han Guan/AP
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Spain's Zulema Fuentes-Pila competes in a Women's 3000m Steeplechase heat during the European Athletics Championships, in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday. Matt Dunham/AP
More than 45,000 Boy Scouts salute during the singing of the national anthem as part of the Boy Scouts of America 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. Hill, Va., on July 28. Cherie Cullen/AP
Russian soldiers from the 34th Motorized Infantry Mountain Brigade take part in a drill at the Darial range outside the Russian city of Vladikavkaz on Wednesday. Kazbek Basayev/Reuters
In this still from the film "City of Ruins," provided by The Warsaw Uprising Museum and Platige Image, the ruins of Warsaw are seen in 1944 after the uprising. Polish historians have created an unusual 3D film that documents the shocking sea of rubble that Warsaw was reduced to during World War II. Warsaw Upriding Museum and Platige Image/AP
Traffic moves along the border fence separating Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Tuesday evenings. Jae C. Hong/AP
Stephane Rousson, chief designer of the Scubster submarine, a pedal-powered personal wet sub, is seen underwater during testing in Villefranche sur Mer, southeastern France, on Wednesday. Rousson will attend the upcoming International Submarine Race in Bethesda, Md., in June 2011. Terence Dewaele/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.