Zakaria Alakory (r.), 19, and Assem Al khshmy (l.), 16, practice parkour on the beach in Benghazi, Libya. Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters
Hezbollah musicians gather in front of a poster of an Israeli soldier, during a rally marking the seventh anniversary of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, at the southern Lebanese-Israel border village of Aita, Lebanon. Mohammed Zaatari/AP
A man hits the head of a bull after the running of the bulls at the festivities of San Roque, patron saint from the village of Penafiel, Spain. Bulls are released for people's amusement after the daily running of the bulls. In August hundreds of villages around Spain celebrate their patron saints with bullfights, music, and parties on the streets. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
A plastic handbag with the likeness of US first lady Michelle Obama and the words "Mighty Michelle" and "First Lady of Fabulous" is seen for sale in a gift shop in Vineyard Haven, on Martha's Vineyard. Larry Downing/Reuters
A woman rests in the shade to cool off under scorching heat in Shanghai, China. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up over 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit in Shanghai. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
Rescued stray dogs rest at a temporary animal shelter outside Yangon, Myanmar. The shelter was created by an activist who rescued over 150 stray dogs that had been captured from the streets and were due to be traded to China. Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters
Bagpiper Duane Mohney leads a procession out of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nanty Glo, Pa., during a ceremony for fallen firefighters. John Rucosky/Tribune-Democrat/AP
Culinary Specialist First Class Jason Burba (bottom r.) listens to Capt. Robert N. Geis as he addresses the attendees of the change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana, in Virginia Beach, Va. Captain Robert N. Geis was relieved of his position as Commanding Officer of NASO by Captain Christopher W. Chope. Rich-Joseph Facun/The Virginian-Pilot/AP
Visitors to the Taiwan Aerospace & Defense Technology Expo aim shoulder-fired Kestrel HEAT Rockets in Taipei, Taiwan. Wally Santana/AP
Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi take cover during a protest outside Al-Fath Mosque in Ramses Square, in Cairo. Thousands of supporters of Morsi took to the streets, urging a "Day of Rage" to denounce this week's assault by security forces on Muslim Brotherhood protesters that killed hundreds. Youssef Boudlal/Reuters
Delegates from Delta state take part in a parade during the "peace rally" organised by the National Council for Women's Societies (NCWS) in Abuja, Nigeria on August 15. The rally, organized by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's wife Patience, was held to support her husband's re-election bid for the 2015 general elections, according to local media. Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters
The MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world's biggest container ship, arrives at the harbour of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The 55,000 ton ship, named after the son of the founder of the oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk, has a length of 400 meters and cost $185 million. Michael Kooren/Reuters
A woman sells balloons in Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
A fan of the US Solheim Cup team holds a flag while cheering at the first tee during a foursome match at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in Parker, Colo. Chris Carlson/AP
Salma Emam Abou El-Hassan of Egypt (c.) clears a hurdle next to Dawn Harper of the US (l.) and Tiffany Porter of Britain in their women's 100-meter hurdles heat during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Phil Noble/Reuters
Mine workers sing before a memorial service gets under way, near the Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa. A year ago, police opened fire on striking platinum miners killing 34 and injuring 78. The killings happened after days of clashes with mine security and police. The miners were demanding better salaries, working, housing, and living conditions. Themba Hadebe/AP
A wedding couple embraces as they pose for their own photographer on the Alexandre III bridge with the Dome of Saint Louis des Invalides in the background in Paris. Christian Hartmann/Reuters
Polonski, a horse that belongs to jockey Alessio Migheli of the Torre (Tower) parish, arrives for the parade before the Palio of Siena horse race in Italy. Almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders compete bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
An Indian woman waits for customers at her roadside stall selling cane baskets in Hyderabad, India. Brightly colored baskets nestle alongside more mundane utilitarian baskets. Mahesh Kumar/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.