Faith Chapel choir members sing praises before a memorial for the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth at Faith Baptist Chapel in Birmingham, Ala. Rev. Shuttlesworth was known for his relentless drive to fight for an end to segregation in the late 1950's and 60's. He was 89 years old. Marvin Gentry/Reuters
Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira holds his Pan-American medals during a media conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pereira was crowned king of the Pan-American pool after he won seven medals: five gold, one silver, and one bronze. Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
A defected army soldier now backing the anti-government protesters takes a position at a checkpoint near the Taghyeer (Change) Square where protesters are camping to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
A visitor takes photographs of the ceiling inside the main hall of Moscow's Bolshoi Theater. The historic theater will reopen with a gala performance on Friday after six years of renovation. Anton Golubev/Reuters
A man prepares a tent for a wedding reception at a marriage hall in Lahore, Pakistan. Mohsin Raza/Reuters
A demonstrator paints a slogan on the ground in front of Swiss bank UBS in Zurich, Switzerland. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
Orthodox priests attend a religious procession at Romania's Patriarchy Cathedral in Bucharest. Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
Lily (l.) and Maddison, her best friend and guide dog, pose at the Shrewsbury Dogs Trust in Telford, England. The animal shelter has had an overwhelming response to their request for help in finding a home for the blind Great Dane and her best friend. Dogs Trust, UK/AP
A protestor in Kabul, Afghanistan, takes a nap during a demonstration against a proposed US-Afghan strategic security agreement. Several hundred people, including students, demonstrated at Kabul University against an agreement that many in the country interpret as affording foreign forces long-term bases in Afghanistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Yunus, a 13-year-old earthquake survivor with the hand of another victim on his shoulder, waits to be rescued from under a collapsed building by rescue workers in Ercis, Turkey. More than 100 people were confirmed dead and hundreds more feared dead when a powerful earthquake hit southeast Turkey Sunday. Umit Bektas/Reuters
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner cries as she embraces her son Maximo after winning the nationwide presidential election in Buenos Aires. Argentina's fiery center-leftist president swept to a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, crowning a comeback that seemed unthinkable for much of her turbulent first term. Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth receives flowers from schoolchildren after her arrival to Southbank wharf in Brisbane, Australia. The Queen is in Australia for an 11-day official visit. Daniel Munoz/Reuters
Alissa Czisny of the US casts a shadow as she performs during Smucker's Skating Spectacular after winning the gold medal in the ladies competition at the Skate America ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Ontario, Calif., Sunday. Danny Moloshok/Reuters
Volunteers from Hiroshima City work to remove radioactive substances from a fishing boat in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The group, formed in August, includes former nuclear power plant workers and survivors of the 1945 US atomic bombing. It aims to return the vessel, swept to land by the March 11 tsunami, to the sea. Kyodo/Reuters
South Koreans peruse copies of the Korean version of the biography of Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple Inc., at a Seoul bookstore. Ahn Young-joon/AP
A Buddhist monk walks through a flooded street in central Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand is struggling with its worst flooding in 50 years. The floods could swamp more of its densely-populated capital, Bangkok, if water flowing from the north and heavy rains cause canals to burst their banks. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
An internally-displaced child, whose family fled from the Khyber tribal region due to military operations, holds onto her mother as they wait to register at the Jalozai camp on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. Families continued to evacuate Bara as Pakistani security forces prepared to launch an operation against militants, local media reported. Mohammad Sajjad/AP
Miss India, Kanishtha Dhankhar, blows into the bagpipes of pipe major David Boyle as they pose for photographers during the Miss World Highland Games challenge media event in Crieff, Scotland. The Miss World contest is being held in London on November 6. David Moir/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.