Cambodian Buddhist nuns march and pray while silhouetted by the sun during Meak Bochea at Udong in Kandal province, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Hundreds of Cambodian monks, nuns and government civil servants on Tuesday celebrated the Meak Bochea Day which is held in veneration of Buddha. Heng Sinith/AP
Sea gulls rest on top of the statue "Seine and Marne" by Nicolas Coustou in the Tuileries Garden near the giant Ferris wheel in Paris. Charles Platiau /Reuters
A boy stands outside his home at a Jewish community in Sanaa, Yemen. Fourteen Jewish families living at an apartment block in Sanaa fear that the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is supporting them, could leave them lacking funding for the rents. Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters
Harriet Ross Tubman's great great nieces and oldest living descendants, from left, Valery Ross Manokey, 76, of Cambridge, Md.; Peggy Ross, 60, of Cambridge, Md.; Delphine Slaughter, 62, of Hurlock, Md., adopted; Barbara Ross Stanley, 70, of Columbus, Ohio; and Bernice Ross Carney, 74, of Denton,Md.; gather around a wax likeness of the renowned abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad, at the Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds in Washington during the unveiling of the wax figure in celebration of Black History Month. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
Students from the Yermolov Cadet School are instructed before a training excercise in temperatures around minus 20 degrees Celcius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in a forest near the south Russian city of Stavropol. The Yermolev state school in Stavropol, which was founded 10 years ago and has open admittance for any child, follows a traditional Russian middle school syllabus as well as extra lessons on military education and physical training for its pupils. Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters
Ducks sits in the frozen water in the zoo in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Marko Djurica/Reuters
Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Sadigura Hasidim celebrate the Jewish feast of 'Tu Bishvat' or Tree New Year as they sit with their rabbis around a long table filled with all kinds of fruits, in the ultra-Orthodox town of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. Oded Balilty/AP
People walk behind the logo of Swiss bank UBS in Zurich. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
New York Giants fans Keith Purcha, 20, right, and Liz Karna, 18, from Staten Island, N.Y., embrace while waiting in lower Manhattan for the team's NFL football Super Bowl parade in New York. The Giants returned from their Super Bowl win to a celebration the likes that only New York can throw: a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, where the city has honored stars for almost a century. Bebeto Matthews/AP
Rahmad, a worker on a daily wage, repaints a fence of the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) building in Jakarta. Indonesia's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, slightly above expectations to take full year 2011 growth to the strongest in 15 years at 6.5 percent, statistics bureau data showed on Monday. Beawiharta /Reuters
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer is seen in the pre-game spotlight against the Edmonton Oilers before their NHL hockey game in Toronto, Monday evening, February 6. Mark Blinch/Reuters
Polling officers set up a polling booth ahead of state assembly elections in Ayodhya in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Elections in five states, including in key states Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, end in early March. Adnan Abidi/Reuters
People watch the Triberger waterfalls at the Black Forest in Triberg, southern Germany during temperatures far below zero. Winfried Rothermel/AP
Nepalese Hindu devotees pray in the Hanumante River during the month-long Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Hindu women observe a month-long fast, eating only once a day and pray to Goddess Swasthani for the longevity of their husbands during the festival. Niranjan Shrestha/AP
A squirrel is looking for food in a bird feeder on a very cold winter day in Lazienki park in Warsaw, Poland. Some 68 people have died from cold in Poland in the past two weeks, when temperatures dropped even to minus 32 C ( minus 26 F.). Czarek Sokolowski/AP
Mark Cavendish (l.) of Team Sky sprints ahead of Tom Boonen of Omega Pharma - Quick-Step during a sprint finish for the 146.5km (91 miles) third stage of the Tour of Qatar cycling race between Dukhan and Al-Gharafa Stadium, in Doha. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters
People cry as they return to their homes in the flooded village of Bisser, 288 km ( aprox. 180 miles) east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. A dam in southern Bulgaria collapsed after heavy rain on Monday, flooding Bisser village and killing at least eight people, with 10 others still missing, authorities said. Civil defense chief Nikolai Nikolov said a 2.5-meter (8-foot) flood hit 700 houses in the village of Bisser, near the Greek border, after the dam on the Ivanovo reservoir collapsed. AP
A Hindu devotee performs a ritual bath during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The festival is rooted in Hindu legend and was brought from southern India by 19th century immigrants who came to the Malaysian peninsula to work in rubber estates and government offices. Lai Seng Sin/AP
A camel chews on hay as buildings are seen in the background near the Dubai Marina. Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters
Artist Yayoi Kusama poses for a photograph with her artwork "Love arrives at the Earth Carrying with it a Tale of the Cosmos" at the Tate Modern gallery in London. The retrospective exhibition of her work opens February 8 and runs until June 5, 2012. Luke MacGregor/Reuters
Police officers, striking for higher wages from the northeastern state of Bahia, protest behind the Brazilian flag outside the Legislative Assembly to support their colleagues who are inside the building, occupying it in protest, in Salvador da Bahia. A toll of 115 murders and widespread looting, assaults and vandalism in the past week are roiling Brazil's third-biggest city, casting doubts over upcoming carnival celebrations and raising questions about security ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Lunae Parracho/Reuters
Fatima Mohammed, 4, stands in front of her house at a compound for displaced people in western Baghdad, Iraq. Hadi Mizban/AP
A protester holds an umbrella as he stands in front of riot police protecting the Greek parliament during a 24-hour strike. A general strike against the impending government cutbacks stopped train and ferry services nationwide, while many schools and banks were closed and state hospitals worked on skeleton staff. Petros Giannakouris/AP
Maldives soldiers (l.) are involved in a clash with police officers (r.) in Male, Maldives. Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed presented his resignation in a nationally televised address Tuesday afternoon after police joined the protesters and then clashed with soldiers in the streets. (AP Photo/) Sinan Hussain/AP
People walk at the site of recent clashes between Egyptian protestors and security forces near the Interior Ministry, in Cairo, Egypt. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
An 18-month-old Siberian tiger plays in the winter snow at Skopje Zoo. Ognen Teofilovski/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.