Native Brazilians from the Amazon basin demonstrate against the construction of the planned Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, in Brasilia. Proposed to be built along the Xingu River in the state of Para, the dam would be the world's third largest. Environmentalists and native Brazilians have raised concerns that the project may displace indigenous tribes and damage the environment. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Pakistani fire fighters try to extinguish a burning oil tanker, in Peshawar. A tanker believed to be carrying fuel for NATO forces across the border in Afghanistan caught fire while stuck in a traffic jam. Mohammad Sajjad/AP
Egyptian Wael Ghonim (c.) the Google, Inc., marketing manager who was a key organizer of the online campaign that sparked the first protest on Jan. 25, talks to the crowd in Tahrir Square, in Cairo. The young leader of Egypt's anti-government protesters is newly-released from detention. He joined a massive crowd of hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP
Twenty-year-old baboon Squad holds her 10-day-old, ginger-coloured baboon next to Shapira, a male baboon, at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv. The birth of the baboon surprised safari staff as they are considered rare. Primate keeper Yael Baker told Reuters it had been 30 years since a ginger-colored baboon was born at the safari. Nir Elias/Reuters
A child reacts as he is given a dip in the River Ganges on occasion of Basant Panchmi in Allahabad, India. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims take holy dips hoping to wash away their sins on this auspicious day. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
The starlit sky turns around the north star behind a barn on a clear night in Carinthia, near Deutsch Griffen, Austria, on Monday night. Ronald Zak/AP
About 1,500 Japanese business-college students raise their fists at a rally in Tokyo to boost their morale ahead of their job hunt. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
A pack of riders cycle during the third stage of the Challenge Mallorca cycling tour near La Puebla on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. Enrique Calvo/Reuters
An Egyptian newly-married couple are surrounded by anti-Mubarak protesters at Tahrir square in Cairo. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day while others sleep overnight in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting. Emilio Morenatti/AP
Alain Gutton, an unemployed marketing director and self-named 'super candidat,' waits for meetings with potential employers. He rented his own 5000-square-meter space in an exhibition center in Paris. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
A farmer uses oxen to prepare a field to grow corn on the outskirts of Havana on Monday. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
Women sit on their beds at a regional center to provide social aid to homeless people in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Vladimir Konstantinov/Reuters
An Indian couple performs marriage rituals during a mass marriage of Pipa Kshatriya Darji community members belonging to the Indian state of Rajasthan on the occasion of Basant Panchami, or spring festival, in Ahmadabad. Thousands of couples tie the knot on this day, considered auspicious in Gujarat. Ajit Solanki/AP
An impoverished Thai farmer and his daughter sleep during speeches outside a Bangkok government office. Poor farmers are protesting Thai government policies regarding loans. David Longstreath/AP
A gondolier rows his gondola across the Grand Canal in the fog in Venice. A new national law intended to get rid of old, out-of-date provisions that have been on the books since Italy was a monarchy also transferred ownership of the canal from the city to the national government. Manuel Silvestri/Reuters
Five-month-old giant panda cub Fu Hu (meaning lucky tiger) falls on its back off a tree trunk in its enclosure at the zoo in Vienna. The cub of pandas Yang Yang and Long Hui was born on August 23 in the zoo. Fu Hu's parents were transferred from China to Schoenbrunn Zoo in 2003, and are on loan to Austria by China for a period of 10 years. Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters
A Cambodian Buddhist monk walks toward the Cambodia's 11th century Hindu Preah Vihear temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Preah Vihear province, about 152 miles north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Thailand accused Cambodia of refusing to negotiate to resolve a border dispute that led to the fourth straight day of fierce clashes Monday. Phnom Penh said that only UN peacekeepers can stop the fighting near the 11th century temple. Heng Sinith/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.