Men hold onto a woman as they throw water at her as part of traditional Easter celebrations, during a media presentation in Holloko, 62 miles east of Budapest. Locals from the World Heritage village of Holloko, celebrate Easter with the traditional "watering of the girls", a Hungarian tribal fertility ritual rooted in the area's pre-Christian past. Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
Israeli Hallel Goldamna wears a wedding dress as she holds a sign for Canadian singer Justin Bieber ahead of his concert in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ariel Schalit/AP
Angelina Walley, wife of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens looks at a plastinate shark during an exhibition preview at the Cologne zoo. 'Koerperwelten der Tiere' (Body Worlds of Animals), an exhibition of polymer preserved animals of German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, opens on April 15 and runs until September 30, 2011. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Mithun poses for a photo at a laterite brick mine in Ratnagiri district, 224 miles south of Mumbai. He is paid two Indian rupees ($0.04) per brick and carries an average of 100 bricks out of the mine per day. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Assamese dancers perform the Bihu, a folk dance, during celebrations to mark Rongali Bihu festival in Gauhati, India. Rongali Bihu marks the onset of the Assamese New Year and the coming of spring. Anupam Nath/AP
A zoo keeper holds baby orangutan Boo, a 9-month-old orphan, as it plays with a toy during a presentation at the Madrid Zoo & Aquarium. Boo, the first orangutan born at the zoo, has been adopted by a female orangutan and is bottle fed by one of the keepers, according to the zoo. Andrea Comas/Reuters
A girl leads as pupils dance to Michael Jackson's 'Dangerous' during a daily exercise routine at a primary school in Wushan county of Chongqing municipality. A total of 725 pupils in the school dance to the Michael Jackson hit song every morning as a routine exercise program between classes. Reuters
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy plays ping pong as he visits a reintegration school in Bagnieres de Luchon. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
Samson vintage cars are driven at high speed on the oval and steep track of a velodrome during a vintage car and motorcycle show in Budapest, Hungary. This first ever event brought life again into the 0.25 mile long Millennial Velodrome of Budapest, which was built in 1896 and it's one of the oldest arenas for track cycling in Europe. Bela Szandelszky/AP
Members of Britain's Household Cavalry ride back to their barracks after taking part in the Silver Stick Review, which acts as a rehearsal for the Major General's review on the 21 April, ahead of the royal wedding, in Hyde Park, London. Britain's Prince William is due to marry Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011. Matt Dunham/AP
A woman places flowers at an entrance to the Oktyabrskaya station of the Minsk subway. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Wednesday two suspects have confessed to carrying out the deadly bombing of the subway system in the country's capital. Lukashenko said, however, that he still does not know who ordered the bombing, and he asked the country's prosecutor general to interrogate opposition activists in connection with the blast 'regardless of democracy, and cries and wailing of foreign sufferers.' Sergei Grits/AP
A worker digs for watermelons, in Velanidi village, 200 miles west of Athens, Greece. Greek borrowing costs spiked sharply higher Thursday as investors fretted over whether the crisis-hit country will have to restructure its massive debt at a time when unemployment is running at over 15 percent. Petros Giannakouris/AP
South Korean children react after their heads shaven during a ritual to celebrate Buddha's birthday, which the South Korean faithful celebrate on May 10, at the Shinhung temple in Sokcho, South Korea. Lee Jong-gun/AP
Employee Christina Kosorygina weighs a one-month-old jaguar cub at the Leningrad city zoo in St. Petersburg. Black male jaguar Rock and spotted female jaguar Agnessa gave birth to the three jaguars cubs on March 15, according to the zoo employees. Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
North Koreans pay their respects before a monument of Kim Il Sung at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea. People began to celebrate on the eve of 99th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birthday. April 15 is called 'The Day of the Sun' in honor of the former guerrilla fighter who founded North Korea in 1948. David Guttenfelder/AP
Five fresh tuna are hooked after arriving at Shiogama port, Miygagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. About 17 tons of bigeye tuna and albacore were caught landing at the port for the first time since the March 11 tsunami-devastated the east coast. Kyodo News/AP
A volunteer pushes a shopping trolley amongst other trolleys filled with groceries as she takes part in a charity event at Rabin square in Tel Aviv. People donated money for groceries which will be given to needy families for the Jewish holiday of Passover. Nir Elias/Reuters
A member of Russian Emergencies Ministry takes part in a simulation exercise to extinguish a fire due to overflowing at a storage facility which belongs to oil producer Rosneft in the town of Svetlograd, 62 miles east of Russia's southern city of Stavropol. Eduard Korniyenko/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.