A couple walks along the Delaware Canal towpath Saturday during the Delaware Canal festival, in Yardley, Pa. Mel Evans/AP
Kajsa Westman, (second r.) of Stockholm, Sweden, and Victor Ng (r.) of Seattle tie balloons to a banner in preparation for the annual Gay Pride parade, Sunday in New York. One of the world's oldest and largest gay pride parades was expected to become a victory celebration after New York's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. The law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday doesn't take effect for 30 days. Mark Lennihan/AP
Hindu holy men take shelter in front of a closed shop during heavy rain in Jammu, India, Sunday. The Indian Meteorological Department Friday said that the monsoon rains could be covering almost the entire country by June 29, barring some small areas in the extreme north-western region. Channi Anand/AP
Erik Anderson, an evacuated resident of Minot, N.D., plays various Bach compositions on his cello in the parking lot of the Longfellow Elementary School near the Souris River in Minot Saturday. Anderson said playing this music is the core of who he is, so it just feels right. The Souris River neared its crest Saturday in Minot, where city officials hoped to ride out the high water without losing more than the thousands of homes already damaged by flooding. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
A Syrian opposition demonstrator living in Jordan holds a Turkish flag during a rally in front of the Turkish embassy in Amman Sunday in support of Turkey's stance against President Bashar al-Assad. Ali Jarekji/Reuters
France's Frederick Bousquet is seen during the Paris Open swimming competition Sunday. Stephane Mahe /Reuters
Pigeon hawk chicks sit in an artificial nest made with an old bucket in a marsh near the remote village of Rasolai, some 260 km (162 miles) northeast of Minsk, Saturday. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
Bosnian efendis, or Muslim clerics, walk up a mountain before commemorating the anniversary of Ajvatovica near the central Bosnian village of Prusac on Sunday. Tens of thousands of Muslims climb the mountain to pray at a site where, according to tradition, a miracle happened when a huge rock divided in half after a Muslim man prayed in front of it. The pilgrimage, the biggest for Muslims in Europe, is a 501-year-old tradition. Dado Ruvic/Reuters
In this photo taken Saturday, a person stands on the newly opened 'Slinky Springs to Fame' bridge over the Rhine-Herne channel in Oberhausen, western Germany. Mark Keppler/AP
An Indonesian model wears a batik creation during Solo Batik Carnival in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday. Indonesia is famous for its traditional batik, cotton cloth of high quality, hand dyed in intricate and beautiful patterns. Gembong Nusantara/AP
In this photo taken on Saturday, members of the Serbian Union of Western Shooters pose for a photo at a shooting hall in Belgrade, Serbia. A group of Serbs, admirers of America's 19th century Wild West, have set up their Union of Western Shooters in this Balkan country, where hardly anyone even likes America or anything American. These men, mostly in their late 50s or 60s, wear cowboy hats and boots, shoot Colt handguns or Winchester rifles and brandish names such as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP
A man looks at a Volkswagen Beetle during the World Volkswagen Day celebrations in Colombo on Sunday. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Dogs Wally and Casey, are walked by owners Ashley Mickle, who is wearing a hot dog costume (l.) and brother Anthony wearing a ketchup bottle costume, during the Wienerfest festival for Dachshund dogs in Thamesford, Ontario on Saturday. Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press/AP
A young child plays, as a woman on her knees prays in front of a sculpture of the Virgin Mary at the St. Jackob church in the southern Bosnian town of Medjugorje, south of Sarajevo, Saturday. Pilgrims believe the Virgin Mary showed herself and conveyed messages of peace to six children in Medjugorje on June 25, 1981. For 30 years, the alleged phenomenon was ignored by the Catholic authorities in Rome until 2010 when Pope Benedict XVI issued an order to investigate the Medjugorje sightings. However, from the beginning in 1981, Medjugorje was widely accepted by Catholic believers, and pilgrims arrived by the thousands each year to pray to the Virgin. Amel Emric/AP
A boy looks through a window of a temple during a religious ceremony in the village of Suan Mon near Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand, Saturday. Regional leaders of Thailand's red-shirt protest movement held a traditional Buddhist ceremony to launch 38 villages to be designated as the "Red Shirt Village of Democracy". The red shirts, supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin, have been branding hundreds of villages as red to rally behind Thaksin's sister, Yingluck, who is leading the opposition ahead of July 3 general elections. Damir Sagolj /Reuters
Syrian children peer from behind a fence in a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province on Sunday. Umit Bektas /Reuters
A young Afghan girl walks through a field near her home in the village of Mayan Jo as a Canadian helicopter provides air support on an operation Sunday in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Canadian combat operations will end in July as troops withdraw from the southern region and hand control over to the Americans. Canada will transition to a non-combat training role with up to 950 soldiers and support staff to train Afghan soldiers and police in areas of the north, west and Kabul. David Goldman/AP
A gull flies, back-dropped by a cloudy sunset sky in Bucharest, Romania, at the end of a stormy day Saturday. Thunderstorms hit several areas of the country, causing traffic disturbances. Vadim Ghirda/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.