People carry their belongings after heavy flooding destroyed their homes in Nowshera, Pakistan, on Monday. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the floodwaters, and to distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims. Mohammad Sajjad/AP
An oiled crab walks along absorbent boom floating near a 20-yard patch of oiled roseau cane reeds near the South Pass of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, La., on Sunday. Patrick Semansky/AP/Pool
Students dressed as gladiators fight in the historic Roman amphitheatre in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, about 28 miles east of Vienna, on Monday. The students of Regensburg University are taking part in a two-week-long experiment where they live through the daily routines of gladiators in ancient Rome. Lisi Niesner/Reuters
A man watches runners compete during the Gay Games VIII in Cologne, Germany, August 2. The event aims to promote self-confidence of homosexual communities around the world, the organizer said on its website. Thomas Peter/Reuters
This photo provided by NASA shows the International Space Station with Earth's horizon as a backdrop. Several power systems have been shut down aboard the International Space Station after a cooling system malfunctioned. NASA says in a posting on its website that one of two cooling loops aboard the space station was shut down July 31. A module that pumps ammonia coolant to prevent equipment from overheating was still shut down early Sunday. NASA/AP
An Indian paramilitary soldier patrols a deserted street in Srinagar, India, on Monday. Government troops fired at thousands of people protesting Indian rule over the country's portion of Kashmir on Monday, killing some and injuring more as the wave of violence that has swept through the region continued unabated. Mukhtar Khan/AP
A man with avocados for sale waits for customers at the door of his home in Havana Monday. More Cubans will be allowed to work for themselves and hire their own workers as Cuba's government tries to create more productive employment, President Raul Castro said on Sunday. The move could be a significant change on the Communist-led island where the state controls 90 percent of the economy and the biggest complaint is about low salaries equivalent to $18 a month. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
This handout photo provided by the Census for Marine Life shows a dragonfish that even has teeth on its tongue. They would be terrifying creatures if they weren't the size of a banana. Dr. Julian Finn, Museum Victoria, Census for Marine Life/AP
A local man looks on as a parched forest burns near a suburb of the town of Voronezh, Russia, some 300 miles south of Moscow, on Sunday. Hundreds of new fires broke out Sunday in Russian forests and fields that have been dried to a crisp by drought and record heat. Mikhail Metzel/AP
A sunbather relaxes on a dock along the Charles River in Boston Monday. Elise Amendola/AP
Fishermen stand on an old breakwater on the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Temperatures climbed up to 94 degrees F. Ariel Schalit/AP
Oil clean-up workers collect tar balls on Pensacola Beach, Fla., on Sunday. Tourism is starting to pick up along the Gulf Coast with the capping of the Deepwater Horizon wellhead. Dave Martin/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.