Riders from various countries compete in the men's track cycling 40 km points race heats at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. Kevin Frayer/AP
Workers display Siberian tiger cubs at the raising center of the Dalian Forest Zoo in Dalian, China, on Monday. The four cubs were born at the zoo to two different mothers on Monday, local media reported. Jacky Chen/Reuters
Museum curator Donald McCullum poses with a rain spider on Tuesday ahead of the Yebo Gogga exhibition which will open at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, on Wednesday. The five-day exhibition attracts exhibition goers with displays of insects, reptiles, amphibians, trees, mammals, plants, wildlife, water, and energy conservation. Denis Farrell/AP
A member from the education sector unions blows vuvuzelas during a rally in front of the Cotroceni Presidential Palace to protest against austerity measures pushed by Romania's government to meet its IMF loan commitments in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday. Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
The sun rises in Batavia, Ill., as the first frost of the season covers the ground on Tuesday. Jeff Haynes/Reuters
An Indian man runs with an umbrella as it rains heavily in Hyderabad, India, on Tuesday. Mahesh Kumar A/AP
Flames engulf the Victorian era Hastings pier in Hastings, England, on Oct. 5. Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson on Tuesday after a large fire whipped up by strong winds destroyed much of a 138-year-old pier on the south coast, emergency services said. David de Gruchy-Jones/Reuters
Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel arrives at Paris courts for the verdict in his trial, as he faces charges of breach of trust, computer abuse, and forgery. Reuters
The Burj Khalifa (c.) skyscraper is seen as the sun sets over Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 5. Mosab Omar/Reuters
Forensic officers work at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside the Ulster Bank on Tuesday in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The explosion damaged a branch of the Ulster Bank and a nearby hotel and restaurant complex. The attack early Tuesday in Londonderry has been blamed on dissident republicans opposed to the peace process. Paul Faith/AP
An Indonesian Army soldier cleans a machine gun on a scorpion tank before a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the Indonesia National Military in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 5. Beawiharta/Reuters
A dog looks out of its cage at a private animal shelter in Pirogovo village outside Kiev, Ukraine's capital, on Tuesday. The shelter is currently taking care of over 2,000 stray dogs and other homeless animals. Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters
Australia's Georgia Bonora performs on the balancing beam in the gymnastics women's team final event of the Commonwealth Games at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi on Oct. 5. Gurinder Osan/AP
Republican, 'tea party'-backed, Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is seen in this image taken from video and released by Strategic Perception Inc., on Tuesday. In her latest ad, O'Donnell assured voters, "I'm not a witch. I'm nothing you've heard. I'm you." Strategic Perception Inc./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.