Secondary school graduates dressed in traditional uniforms dance in a fountain as they celebrate the last day of school in Kiev. Students across Ukraine celebrated the end of the academic year on Friday, traditionally called the 'last bell.' Gleb Garanich/Reuters
A ring-tailed lemur plays in his new enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The bachelor group of five rare primates from Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo was presented to the public. Rob Griffith/AP
The pack of riders pedal during the 130-mile 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Bergamo to Macugnaga. Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral procession of suspected militants of Jaish-e- Mohammed in Keller, south of Srinagar, India. Thousands attended the funeral of two suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir Friday, a day after they were killed in a gun battle with government forces in the restive region, according to the police. Dar Yasin/AP
Sanitary workers, who spray pesticide to kill ticks carrying encephalitis, are reflected in a transparent fence at the Bobrovy Log resort area in Taiga outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
A young displaced girl from the town of Abyei poses for a portrait in a makeshift camp in Turalei, southern Sudan, after she and her family traveled by foot from Abyei to Turalei, a journey that took more than one full day. She and members of her extended family were taken in by residents of Turalei. According to local officials in Turalei, approximately 80,000 residents of Abyei have sought refuge in neighboring Twic County, of which Turalei is the administrative capital. The mass exodus was prompted by a massive northern Sudanese military offensive on the disputed Abyei. Pete Muller/AP
A newly married couple walks through a protest against a new austerity package in Athens' Constitution (Syntagma) square. The protest was organized through a Facebook group called 'The Indignant' following similar demonstrations in Spain. John Kolesidis/Reuters
Spencer Deboard holds his son, Jude Deboard at a Red Cross shelter in Joplin, Missouri. The death toll from a monster tornado that savaged Joplin, Missouri, rose to 132 with 156 still missing. The tornado that wrecked up to a third of the city of 50,000 on Sunday was rated to an EF-5, or the highest rating possible on the Enhanced Fujita scale of tornado power and intensity. Eric Thayer/Reuters
Hailye Williams carries flags to place on graves at National Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark. Students from Horace Mann Arts An Science Magnet School have placed the Memorial Day flags for about 30 years. Danny Johnston/AP
Members of the UME (military emergency unit) spray water in a forest near the village of Sant Joan de Labritja on the Spanish Balearic island of Ibiza. A fire which has broken out on the Morna mountains has so far destroyed 2,000 hectares and forced 250 people to flee their homes and is on course to become the biggest fire in Ibiza in recent years, authorities said. Enrique Calvo/Reuters
Army soldiers march in a parade during a war victory ceremony in Colombo. Sri Lanka will held the military parade and memorial for fallen soldiers on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the defeat of the Tamil Tigers, which ended a quarter-century civil war in the Indian Ocean nation. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Anti-government protesters participate in weekly prayers during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa. Ammar Awad/Reuters
A police officer holds his baton as demonstrators shout slogans during clashes in Barcelona. Truncheon-wielding police in Barcelona have clashed with protesters at a makeshift camp that is one of dozens erected in Spain to protest high unemployment and other woes. Emilio Morenatti/AP
A woman walks past an open sewage canal as she carries her goods to the market in the Cite Soleil slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As the rainy season begins in Haiti, local and international health experts are concerned about the spread of disease. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP
Pedestrians walk past the artwork Jellight of Pascal Petitjean and Aamer Taher from Singapore during the Vivid festival in central Sydney. Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas, will run until June 13. Daniel Munoz/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.