A dog chases a mock intruder during a function to celebrate the 29th Raising Day of the Indian National Security Guard (NSG) in Manesar, south of New Delhi. The NSG is a federal contingency force established in 1984 and a quick reaction elite force for neutralizing militants, hijackers and kidnappers in situations which are beyond the capability of local forces to handle. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters
A person watches a shark swim above during the grand opening of the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto. The aquarium, billed as the country's largest, is home to more than 13,000 aquatic animals and 450 different species held in nearly six million liters of water. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press/AP
Muslim pilgrims walk to cast stones at pillars, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called 'Jamarat,' a rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. More than 2 million pilgrims, about 1 million fewer than last year, are taking part in the hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives as a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad. Amr Nabil/AP
A model showcases an outfit by Dubai-based Philippine fashion designer Michael Cinco, in Singapore during the Fide Fashion Week 2013 Asian Couture show. Wong Maye-E/AP
A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's 'Safety Cones' at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise from New York's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London. Andrew Winning/Reuters
Tucker Leidy, feeds the geese at Krug Park in St. Joseph, Missouri. Tucker's 'Grandpa' Bob (not in the photograph) said that they try to come to the park twice a week. Sait Serkan Gurbuz/St. Joseph News-Press/AP
Wild elephants stand at the Deepor Beel wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. Wild elephant herds often visit the sanctuary to swim in the waters and later return to their habitat. Anupam Nath/AP
A couple save their belongings from their half-submerged home which was damaged by Tuesday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines. The tremor collapsed buildings and cracked roads Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region. Bullit Marquez/AP
A police officer inspects a demonstrator during a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro. The protest is to demand changes in the public state and municipal education system. Pilar Olivares/Reuters
A horse stands in a snow-covered pasture near Cowles, New Mexico. Clyde Mueller/The Santa Fe New Mexican/AP
U.N. inspectors of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, people with helmet, talk to mock victims after an explosion during a training session in the German Armed Forces training center in Wildflecken, Germany. 24 U.N. experts from 17 different countries are attending a five-day training before starting their mission to Syria. Jens Meyer/AP
South Korean tourist police officers queue up for their inauguration ceremony near the Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace and also one of South Korea's well known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea unveiled its new tourist police force to protect foreign tourists during their stay in Seoul. Lee Jin-man/AP
India Muslims return after offering prayers at the Ferozshah Kotla Mosque during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. Tsering Topgyal/AP
A shaft of light illuminates a woman as she passes beneath Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke/AP
Cadets at Norwich University salute in Northfield, Vt. Norwich University is promising about $150,000 in scholarships for military students affected by the federal government shutdown. Officials at the college say 146 students will be able to continue their education despite the suspension of financial aid through the military tuition assistance program administered by the federal government. Toby Talbot/AP
A Syrian boy sits beside ruins he fled to in fear of shelling in Jabal Al-Zawiya near Idlib. Loubna Mrie/Reuters
Fallen leaves in autumn colors lies on roots in Munich, southern Germany. Matthias Schrader/AP
India Muslims offer prayers at the Ferozshah Kotla Mosque during Eid al-Adha in New Delhi, India. Tsering Topgyal/AP
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to his office after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington. Evan Vucci/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.