Fire boats spray water near the Statue of Liberty to kick off Fleet Week in New York. Fleet Week ends on Memorial Day with a military flyover honoring American military personnel who lost their lives in service. Seth Wenig/AP
People with painted faces attend a protest at the Freedom Park in Phnom Penh. About 100 local activists attended a demonstration and news conference appealing to the government to save Prey Lang forests in Kompong Thom, Stung Treng, Kratie and Preah Vihear provinces and demanding to stop granting economic land concessions and suspend all those already granted. Samrang Pring/Reuters
Children of migrant workers dance outside containers used as classrooms during an after-school program initiated by Compassion for Migrant Children in Beijing. Petar Kujundzic/Reuters
A bather watches as French police on horses patrol the beach near the venue of the G8 summit in Deauville, northern France. Police today sealed off the area around the venue where the leaders of the G8 countries are due to meet in Deauville on May 26-7. Andrew Winning/Reuters
A monkey drinks water from a tap on a hot summer afternoon in Jammu, India. Channi Anand/AP
Nepalese protesters, members of Hindu political party Shiv Sena, hold 'trishuls' (a three-edged weapon of Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity) during a protest near Nepal's Constituent Assembly building in Kathmandu. The protesters demanded that the country be declared as a Hindu kingdom. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
A Kashmiri vendor selling watermelons is seen through a hole in an ice block during a hot summer day in Srinagar. Fayaz Kabli/Reuters
A visitor walks past the art work 'Your Plural View' by Olafar Eliasson of Denmark at Hong Kong International Art Fair in Hong Kong. The largest international art fair hosted 155 exhibiting galleries from 29 countries that exhibited from May 26 to 29. Vincent Yu/AP
The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams poses for photographers with the 400 year old King James Bible at Lambeth Palace Library's newest exhibition in London. Lambeth Palace Library's new exhibition 'Out of the Original Sacred Tongues', which is open until July 29, 2011, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the King James Version. Akira Suemori/AP
Shirley Waits pauses as she stands in what was her mother's living room in Joplin, Mo. A massive tornado moved through Joplin Sunday night leveling much of the city. Jeff Roberson/AP
Smoke from the Grimsvotn volcano, under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland is seen. The Icelandic volcano which disrupted hundreds of flights in northern Europe is no longer spewing out ash and the eruption seems to have halted. Agust Gudbjornsson/Reuters
A boy stands near a fence in front of men who are praying during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana. Ammar Awad/Reuters
Jordanian Bedouin troops ride on camels during a parade at a ceremony to celebrate the country's 65th Independence Day in Amman. Ali Jarekji/Reuters
Performers pause in front of an art installation at the grave of late Yugoslav Communist dictator Josip Broz Tito in Belgrade, Serbia. Thousands, including youngsters, from all over the former Yugoslavia, flocked to the grave of late Communist dictator Josip Broz Tito to mark his official birthday. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. John Schults/Reuters
Junko Nakazato poses for a photograph with rabbit's clothes at a park in Tokyo, Japan. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP
Newborn babies rest in cots, listening to music played through loudspeakers in Saca Hospital in Kosice, east Slovakia. The hospital uses music as therapy for newborn babies when they are separated from their mothers. Petr Josek/Reuters
Du, an ethnic Hmong woman, sits inside a house near Sapa town in the northern Lao Cai province, 217 miles from Hanoi, Vietnam. Carlos Barria/Reuters
US President Barack Obama is escorted to address both Houses of Parliament in London. Flanking Obama are Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow (l.) and Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Helene Hayman. Obama was the first US president to speak in Westminster Hall. Kevin Lamarque/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.