Anti-Qaddafi protesters are silhouetted through the old Libyan flag in Benghazi, Libya. The US pressed its European allies to set tough sanctions on the Libyan government, while doubts emerged about the feasibility of a proposed no-fly zone to prevent Muammar Qaddafi's regime from launching aerial attacks against protesters. Hussein Malla/AP
Relatives of Yunus Emre Celik mourn during his funeral in Trabzon, northeastern Turkey. Celik, a Turk working in Libya, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman last week at a building site near Tripoli. Reuters
A Washington Township school bus sits on the side of the road in Fishers, Ind. Severe thunderstorms cut across central and southern Indiana, dumping heavy rains that flooded roadways and whipping up high winds that damaged homes and toppled trees and power lines. Matt Kryger/The Indianapolis Star/AP
A baby sits in a carriage while a woman buys vegetables at a stall near a residential building in Beijing. China is slightly lowering its annual economic growth target to 7 percent from 8 percent, the premier said Sunday, in a move that signals a shift in government priorities to put the breakneck economy on a more sustainable footing. Andy Wong/AP
President Obama is reflected in a mirror as he speaks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Members of Norway's King's Guard walk through the stadium after the men's Nordic combined team competition at the Ski World Championships in Oslo, Norway. Matthias Schrader/AP
A Buddhist monk passes by security personnel at the train station in the troubled Pattani Province in southern Thailand. No credible group has claimed responsibility for near daily drive-by shootings and bombings, which continue unabated, despite a massive counterinsurgency effort. Yala and Pattani are two of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Schoolchildren take the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSC) examination in Calcutta, India. Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced a 24-percent hike in the budget allocation for education. Bikas Das/AP
Human Rights council members follow a speech by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The 27-nation bloc agreed to an arms embargo, asset freeze, and visa ban against Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi. Anja Niedringhaus/AP
Kenya's captain James Ngoche delivers a ball during a practice session ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup match with Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Eranga Jayawardena/AP
Women in typical Sevillana dresses try to keep warm by huddling close to one another before the opening parade of the 22nd European Dance Championship along the streets in Torremolinos, near Malaga, southern Spain. More than 1,500 dance partners will compete, performing a variety of dances including Tango, Rock 'n' Roll, Vals, Sevillanas, Cha-cha-cha, Java, Artistic Dance, Salsa, and Paso Doble. The championship will run until March 5. Jon Nazca/Reuters
Supporters of Norway cheer during the men's Nordic combined team 4 x 5 km event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo, Norway. Petr Josek/Reuters
People walk on a destroyed road after a landslide in the Kupini and Valle de las Flores districts in La Paz, Bolivia. Heavy rains triggered landslides in the area on Sunday, leaving two people dead, dozens injured, and hundreds of houses destroyed. David Mercado/Reuters
A horse walks on snow-covered fields in Beltate, northern Spain. Alvaro Barrientos/AP
An Egyptian man buys a ring from a street vendor in the Khan al-Khalili area of Cairo. Sites around the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Sphinx, and the cemetery at Sakkara have been nearly empty of tourists since a revolt started a month ago that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Now Egypt hopes visitors will return. Peter Andrews/Reuters
A man marches with a 'don't tread on me' flag outside the State Capitol building as they wait to occupy it during Day 14 of their protest against the proposed budget cuts by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Madison, Wisconsin. Governor Walker, whose bid to reduce public employee union bargaining power has triggered public protests, said on Sunday he expected Democrats who oppose his plan to return to the state and debate the issue this week. Darren Hauck/Reuters
Hundreds of opposition supporters gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia, to protest against a range of government policies including initiatives to resettle refugees outside Tbilisi and rules forbidding street vendors to set up stalls in city streets. David Mdzinarishvili/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.