Sanjev Kumar bathes in a water bucket provided by UNHCR in Pakistan army flood relief camp in Sukkur, Pakistan, on Monday. Athar Hussain/Reuters
Mount Sinabung volcano spews smoke as seen from Bekerah village in the district of Tanah Karo in Indonesia's North Sumatra province on Monday. The Indonesian volcano that erupted for the first time in centuries on Sunday spewed fresh plumes of smoke early on Monday morning, causing panic in nearby villages and delaying local flights, officials said. Tarmizy Harva/Reuters
Afghan policemen are seen behind a pile of burning narcotics in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. The drugs were burned by the Afghan Anti-Narcotics Ministry. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
Fourteen-year-old Elisany Silva (c.), who is 6'9" tall poses for a picture with her sisters Talicia (r.) and Eliza in Braganca in the Brazilian Amazon state of Para on Sunday. Elisany, one of the world's tallest teens, who was forced to quit school because she became too big to ride the bus, now dreams of becoming a famous fashion model. Paulo Santos/Reuters
Vice President Joe Biden (l.) walks with Gen. Ray Odierno (r.) as he arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday. Biden returned to Iraq to mark this week's formal end to US combat operations and push the country's leaders to end a six-month post election stalemate blocking formation of a new government. Hadi Mizban/AP
India's Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Sub Inspectors march during their graduation parade on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, on Monday. The CISF is a paramilitary security force which provides security cover to nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive government buildings and heritage monuments in India. Mahesh Kumar/AP
A costumed reveler performs in the Notting Hill Carnival in London, on Monday. Held each August Bank Holiday since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Matt Dunham/AP
USA's Russel Westbrook (l.) shoots as Brazil's Marcelo Huertas defends during their FIBA Basketball World Championship game in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday. Jeff Haynes/Reuters
A gunman stands on a street in the Devinska Nova Ves district of the capital Bratislava, Slovakia, on Monday. The gunman killed six people and wounded 14 in Bratislava, the national rescue service said. Rudolf Urmin/Reuters
A Pakistani worker drags to cross his boat from a damaged portion of a road washed away by heavy floodwater near Bago Daro village, in southern Pakistan on Monday. The floods started about a month ago in the northwest after extremely heavy monsoon rains and have slowly surged south along the Indus River, devastating towns and farmland. More than 1,600 people have died and 17 million more affected by the floods. Anjum Naveed/AP
Two Pakistani boys climb a tent inside a camp for people displaced by floods at Hazrat Mosa Wala in Muzaffargarh district, Pakistan, on Monday. Aaron Favila/AP
A three-foot alligator swims in Sisson Pond in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, on Monday, where authorities have been trying to capture it. Portsmouth Police Department/AP
A woman leaves after a meeting with Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi at a Libyan cultural center in Rome. Qaddafi's attempt to convert dozens of young women to Islam during a visit to Italy led to an angry reaction from Italian media on Monday. Qaddafi invited a large group of young women hired by a hostess agency to an event at the center in Rome on Sunday and tried to convert them to Islam. Qaddafi is in Rome for a two-day visit. Remo Casilli/Reuters
An Afghan woman walks past posters of Hollywood actor Anjelina Jolie (r.), and Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif, on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Hossein Fatemi/AP
A horse trader sleeps during the 'Ould Lammas Fair' at Ballycastle, Ireland, on Monday. The Northern Irish seaside town hosts one of Ireland's oldest fairs every August. Cathal McNaughton/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.