A supporter of Egypt's first Islamist President Mohamed Mursi shows a victory sign during a rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters
Paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry prepare to hike to the extraction point while on a mission to improve the biological database of men living in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province on Thursday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
A child sleeps while being carried by his mother along the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
A man rides his bicycle through water fountains in front of the skyline in Toronto, Canada, on Thursday. Mark Blinch/Reuters
A refugee child, displaced by continued fighting in north Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is seen in the Nyakabande refugee transit camp in Kisoro, southwest of Uganda's capital Kampala. James Akena/Reuters
A protester holds a tire during clashes with Israeli security forces at a protest against the nearby Jewish settlement of Kdumim, in the West Bank village of Kfar Kadum. Mohamad Torokman/Reuters
Women in traditional summer kimonos look at paper lanterns during the annual Mitama festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Issei Kato/Reuters
Kameron Hays, 7, sports a mohawk hairstyle while attending the Iowa 80 truck stop's 33rd Annual Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa, on Thursday. Adrees Latif/Reuters
Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest in front of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon, Portugal, on Thursday. Rafael Marchante/Reuters
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Mohamed Morsy pray during a rally at Tahrir square in Cairo. Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Reuters
A sniper with the Royal Air Force Regiment looks through the scope of his sniper rifle as the military prepares for duty to provide security aboard helicopters high above the London Olympic games, at RAF Northolt, in London. John Stillwell/PA/AP
An Afghan man watches Afghan National Security Force soldiers and paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry walk past him while on a mission to improve the biological database of men living in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province, on Thursday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Palestinian riders compete in a horse race near the West Bank city of Jenin. Mohammed Ballas/AP
Dawlat Gul, 7, enjoys playing on a swing along with other children on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Chloe Murray, 9, waits for a nibble while fishing at Lakeside Park in Nacogdoches, Texas. Andrew D. Brosig/The Daily Sentinel/AP
Children are pictured standing in a puddle of water in Kathmandu, Nepal. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
A spectator waves the French flag as the cyclist pack passes during the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 140.5 miles with its start in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and finish in Annonay, France. Christophe Ena/AP
A 'Zaldiko' (horse figure) is left on the floor as the man who carries it takes a break during the San Fermin festival's 'Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos' (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona, Spain. Susana Vera/Reuters
Valet, a male South American tapir, cools down under a stream of water sprayed by an employee in its enclosure on a hot summer day at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
Tim Propst, of Lincoln County, N.C., throws the hammer during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, N.C. Chuck Burton/AP
Children watch Afghan National Security Force soldiers and paratroopers from Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry walk past them in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province. Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Clouds can be seen reflected in windows as they are installed by workers into a new building in central Beijing. David Gray/Reuters
Alphajet planes from the Patrouille de France (France's Patrol) fly over the Invalides in Paris on the eve of the traditional Bastille Day military parade. Charles Platiau/Reuters
An Egyptian man holds a national flag as he attends a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Khalil Hamra/AP
Johanna Gehring walks in the installation 'Bathroom' by members of E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design during a press preview at the international exhibition of contemporary arts 'OSTRALE' in Dresden, eastern Germany. Jens Meyer/AP
A 'Kiliki' gets help removing his mask before taking a break during San Fermin festival's 'Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos' (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona, Spain. Susana Vera/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.