People watch as French climber Alain Robert, also known as 'Spiderman', scales the Torch Doha, the tallest tower in Doha with a height of 300 meters. Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
A girl receives training in a taekwondo hall in Pyongyang, North Korea. Students trained here are selected from different provinces, with some presenting North Korea to participate in international taekwondo competitions. Bobby Yip/Reuters
Members of the Greek Orthodox clergy hold candles at the start of the Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, ahead of Orthodox Easter. Ammar Awad/Reuters
A worker uses the tapping process to separate nickel ore from other elements at the nickel processing plant owned by PT Vale Indonesia, Tbk in Sorowako, in Indonesia's South Sulawesi. Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wears 3D glasses as he visits Moscow's Planetarium in Moscow. Putin chaired a meeting with officials on building a new space launchpad in Russia's far east that should become operational by 2018. Alexei Druzhinin/Government Press Service/AP
A photographer captures images of the northern lights, near an observatory outside Fairbanks, Alaska. Mark Thiessen/AP
Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' is seen as it is hung for display at Sotheby's Auction Rooms in London. The picture made with pastels is one of four versions of the composition, and dates from 1895, it will be auctioned in the Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in New York on May 2, with an estimated price of 80 million dollars. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as Ravan from Hindu mythology rides in a carriage during a procession marking the festival of Shiva Gajan in the city of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. The celebrations mark the final days of the Bengali calendar. Kevin Frayer/AP
People are silhouetted as the sun sets behind the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) land-to-air missiles and Japanese Self-Defence Force's helicopters in Ishigaki, Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa. North Korea has said it would launch a rocket carrying a weather satellite sometime between April 12 and 16, drawing international criticism and suspicion that North Korea is testing missile technology. Kyodo/Reuters
Children look at fish in a saltwater aquarium at 'Haus des Meeres' (Aqua Terra Zoo) in Vienna. Lisi Niesner/Reuters
Tourists use water toy guns as they participate in a water fight during the Songkran Festival celebration at Khaosan road in Bangkok. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
Dominic Barbata jumps up and down on a base to secure it while setting up the field for a practice of the Tijuana Flats Minor 8-and-under team at the Shalimar Little League Fields in Shalimar, Fla. Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News/AP
University students look down from the platform of a slide inside a swimming pool complex of Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea. Bobby Yip/Reuters
Former Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, speaks to supporters during a merit-making ceremony at a temple in Vientiane, capital of Laos. Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
A supporter for East Timor presidential candidate from the Fretilin party, Francisco 'Lu Olo' Guterres, is seen with his face painted to show his support, during a rally in Dili. East Timor will hold the second round of the presidential elections. Lirio Da Fonseca/Reuters
A Pakistani woman walks back to her home through a path in a wheat field, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
A woman lights a fire in front of the graves of her relatives at a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, southwest of Bucharest. Orthodox women went to church and cemeteries in the early morning on Maundy Thursday to light candles, burn incense and mourn their dead relatives as part of a southern-Romanian tradition. Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
A boy pauses while cleaning a mattress inside a colonial era building in central Yangon, Myanmar, also known as Burma. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo attends a ceremony as former parliament speaker Dioncounda Traore is sworn in as Mali's interim president in the capital Bamako, Mali. Malin Palm/Reuters
Firefighters battle a blaze on a a pipeline at the port of Leixoes in northern Portugal. One worker was killed and another seriously injured by an explosion when a gas pipeline at the port was damaged during the dismantling of an old crane. Pedro Pereira/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.