Dressed in a wool uniform, Binyah Howard with the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps takes a drink near Independence Hall, in Philadelphia. An excessive heat warning is in effect in Philadelphia and surrounding counties as temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s. Matt Rourke/AP
A Muslim newly wed couple prepares to pose for wedding photos at Niujie Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Beijing. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. Andy Wong/AP
Six-day-old newly born giraffe calf (c.) is seen next to its parents six-year-old father Buddy (l.) and eleven-year old mother Jacky at their enclosure in Buenos Aires' zoo, Argentina. The baby giraffe, still without a name, was one meter (3.2 feet) tall and weighed 85 kilos (187 pounds) when it was born, and the zoo launched a contest among children to find a name for it. Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
Pussy Riot band member Grelka speaks during an interview with journalists in Moscow. Four members of Pussy Riot danced on an oil pipeline in garish masks, tights, and short dresses in a new video, comparing President Vladimir Putin to an 'ayatollah in Iran' and attacking his allies in Russia's rich energy sector. Grigory Dukor/Reuters
An Israeli soldier sleeps as ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City. Tisha B'Av, a day of fasting and lament, is traditionally the date in the Jewish calendar on which the First and Second Temples were destroyed, respectively in the sixth century B.C. by the Babylonians and the first century A.D. by the Romans. Baz Ratner/Reuters
Chelsea fan waits for players to arrive for their training session in Bangkok, Thailand. Chelsea will face the Thai Singha All-Star team in a friendly soccer match in Bangkok on July 17. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits a Mushroom Farm in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency and distributed as received by Reuters. KCNA/Reuters
Race leader's yellow jersey holder Team Sky rider Christopher Froome of Britain follows team mates during the 168 km sixteenth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Vaison-La-Romaine to Gap. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
Keith Straw, 58, competes during the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley National Park, California, July 15, 2013. The 135-mile (217 km) race, which bills itself as the world's toughest foot race, goes from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California in temperatures which can reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit (55 Celsius). Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Alisha Bennett and her daughter Chloe, 2, cool off by walking through a waterfall at the Yards Park, near the Washington Nationals baseball stadium, where temperatures were in the mid-90s in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Muslim devotees wait for the time to break their fast as meals provided free of charge by a mosque are lined up, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia. Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, where they refrain from drinking, eating, and smoking from dawn to dusk. Heri Juanda/AP
Patrick Hausding (r.) and Sascha Klein from Germany perform during a 10-meter platform diving training session at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Michael Sohn/AP
Afghan boys swim in the muddy waters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Omar Sobhani/Reuters
A Prince Harry lookalike turns up to donate toys to the hospital as a publicity stunt outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to her first child, who will be third-in-line to the throne, at the hospital in mid-July. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
J'hiana Jlapion, 4, sits on the shoulders of her father Jabari Jlapion during a protest last night in Atlanta of George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict in the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. David Goldman/AP
Congolese refugees displaced by fighting between the Congo army and rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) last week rest on arrival at Bukanga transit camp in Bundibugyo town camp, southwest of Uganda capital, Kampala. The Uganda Red Cross Society said 66,000 Congolese refugees have so far crossed into the east African country since the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) started attacking the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo town of Kamangu last week. James Akena/Reuters
Children walk in front of ripped presidential campaign posters in Bamako, Mali. Mali will be holding presidential election on July 28. Joe Penney/Reuters
A climate-controlled gondola of the SkyView, a 200-foot tall Ferris wheel, rises over Atlanta, Georgia. The giant ferris wheel opened to the public Tuesday. Jaime Henry-White/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.