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An Orthodox Jewish worshipper prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, ahead of Yom Kippur in Jerusalem's Old City. Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, which starts at sundown today, is the holiest of Jewish holidays when observant Jews atone for the sins of the past year. Darren Whiteside/Reuters
Romania's Diana Maria Chelaru performs on the uneven bars during the women's qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo. The world championships are the main qualifier for next summer's London Olympics. Koji Sasahara/AP
Cadets from St. Petersburg's naval technical college react as they take part in the loyalty oath ceremony onboard the Cruiser Aurora Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 250 cadets swore allegiance to the Russian fleet onboard the former cruiser which was used during the Russian-Japanese War in 1904-05 and the October Revolution in 1917. Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
Junior amateur swimmers pose for photographers in the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center in east London. Toby Melville/Reuters
Ghanaian Wilson Yaw is seen among banners against evictions during a protest to stop the eviction of Meziane Sefioune, a Moroccan citizen who is unable to pay his mortgage in Salt, Girona, Spain. Dozens of evictions have been blocked in Spain during the past months. Eviction protests are taking place in more and more cities. Emilio Morenatti/AP
A girl attends Friday prayers at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli, Libya. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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People hold a piece of cloth with pictures of Cameroon's President Paul Biya near a street stall in the capital, Yaounde. Biya is on course to win Sunday's election. Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters
Residents unload food from a helicopter in Ayutthaya province, Thailand. Thailand has been hit by massive flooding caused by a tropical storm followed by seasonal monsoon rains. Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
A Libyan revolutionary fighter fires his machine gun while attacking pro-Qaddafi forces inside the Ouagadougou conference center of Sirte, Libya. Rebel forces have besieged Sirte since September 15 but have not managed to penetrate the heart of the city because of fierce resistance from loyalists inside the hometown of Libya's ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi. Bela Szandelszky/AP
Alleged members of the Zetas cartel are escorted by members of the military as they are presented to the press after their arrests in Mexico City. Eduardo Verdugo/AP
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South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu blows out candles with children during his 80th birthday celebrations at Waterford Estate near Stellenbosch, South Africa. Rodger Bosch/Pool/AP
Citadel cadets sit in a row as they listen to Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Charleston, S.C. Mic Smith/AP
Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee acknowledges applause from the crowd at the Columbia Business School 2011 Social Enterprise Conference as she takes the stage in New York. Gbowee, who promoted a 'sex strike' among efforts to end Liberia's civil war, shared the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first woman freely elected as a head of state in Africa, and Yemen's Tawakul Karman. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes of Angola (r.) poses with Maria Selena from Central Java province, winner of the Miss Indonesia beauty contest, during the pageant's final in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thirty-eight contestants from 33 provinces took part in the pageant. Supri/Reuters
Executive director of Animals Lebanon, Jason Mier, looks at a five-week-old lion cub at a medical care center for pets in Beirut. The cub, which was kept on a Beirut balcony before being rescued, will soon be sent to a sanctuary in South Africa. Jamal Saidi/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.