A young flood victim looks out from a relief camp in Nowshera, northwestern Pakistan on Friday. Pakistan's northwest, the first region to be hit by the floods and the most devastated, now has roads lined with tents and tens of thousands of displaced waiting to go home. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
Children take shelter under a trailer during heavy rains in Noida, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Parivartan Sharma/Reuters
People wave national flags as they listen to a speech by former Cuban leader Fidel Castro during a meeting with students at Havana's University on Friday. Castro warned again on Friday of the dangers of nuclear war in his first speech before the Cuban public since falling ill in 2006. Enrique De La Osa/Reuters
A Muslim man walks in Jerusalem's Old City on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. Amir Cohen/Reuters
Ducati MotoGP rider Casey Stoner of Australia takes a curve during the first practice session of the San Marino motorcycling Grand Prix at the Misano circuit on Friday. Max Rossi/Reuters
Local resident Russell Lowe kayaks along a beach road during hurricane Earl in Nags Head, North Carolina, on Friday. Richard Clement/Reuters
A Pakistani boy cries as he is bathed at a relief camp in Nowshera, in flood-damaged northwestern Pakistan, on Friday. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius shows a thumbs up sign before competing in the men's 400m race during the Palio della Quercia Games in Rovereto. Having previously been banned, the runner made headlines two years ago after winning his battle to race with able-bodied athletes. He then failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics or the 2009 world championships in Berlin but his dream of reaching next year's world championships and London's 2012 Games burns brighter than ever. Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
A member of the Philippine mobile strike force takes his position in a mock hostage scenario during an annual critical incident management field training exercise at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, in metropolitan Manila, on Friday. Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters
A flood victim bathes her newborn baby with the help of relief camp companions in Pakistan's Sindh Province on Friday. Severe flooding in Pakistan has destroyed farmland, killed livestock, and displaced millions of people, causing damage the government has estimated at $43 billion, or almost one quarter of the nation's 2009-10 gross domestic product. Athar Hussain/Reuters
An aircraft preparing to land flies over Muslims gathered to offer prayers on the rooftop of a mosque during the fourth Friday of the holy month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India. Muslims around the world abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
A Saudi Shiite woman takes part in the Jerusalem Day demonstration at al-Yarmouk camp near Damascus, Syria, on Friday. Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters
Soldiers of a German honor guard take their positions before the arrival of Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski at the Chancellery in Berlin on Friday. Michael Dalder/Reuters
Flood victim Mohammad Ramzan leans on the doorway left after his house was washed away by floods in the village of Mehmood Kot in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab Province on Friday. Faisal Mahmood/Reuters
A giant panda cub lies inside its birth box while its mother left for some minutes to get food at the Vienna Zoo on Thursday. The cub, whose sex is not yet determined, weighs about 200 grams, twice as much as on the day of its birth, August 23, the zoo reports. Eveline Dungl/Tiergarten Schoenbrunn/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.