A giant 3D-presentation is seen through 3D glasses at the LG Electronics booth at IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances, in Berlin, Germany. Gero Breloer/AP
Qian Hongyan,18, waits for her new prosthesis which are being fitted with silk stockings at China Rehabilitation Center in Beijing. Qian, who lost her legs in a car accident at age four, got her new free prosthesis fitted for her adult body. She first received artificial limbs in 2005 and later joined a swimming club for the handicapped and became an athlete. Jason Lee/Reuters
A mother and her children while away their time by watching a video from their cellular phone at the coastal township of Tanza, Cavite province south of Manila, Philippines, where an oil spill occurred last month. Bullit Marquez/AP
A woman shops at a shoe repair store in Madrid, Spain. Spain's economy has been in recession since mid-2011, the second since a decade-long property bubble burst in 2008, though the government has said it expects to see quarterly growth in the second half of 2013. Susana Vera/Reuters
Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic and Leander Paes of India react after a point against Mike and Bob Bryan during the men's doubles quarterfinals of the 2013 US Open tennis tournament in New York. David Goldman/AP
A woman uses her phone as she is seen through presidential election decorations with Maldives national flags in Male. The Maldives presidential election will be held on September 7, 2013. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
Opponents and supporters of a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance gather outside the city council chambers in San Antonio. The San Antonio City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance which in part would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Eric Gay/AP
Orthodox Christian nuns gather before the start of a procession outside Jerusalem's Old City. About two hundred Orthodox Christians took part in an annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives believed by Christians to mark the tomb of the Virgin Mary. Ammar Awad/Reuters
An egret catches a small fish at Hart Memorial Park in Bakersfield, Calif. Casey Christie/The Bakersfield Californian/AP
A yet unnamed female elephant calf stands next to its half-sister Mongu in their enclosure at Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria. The elephant was born on September 4 after 645 days of pregnancy of its mother Tonga, following the first ever successful insemination of an African elephant using frozen sperm taken from a wild elephant bull in South Africa. Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters
The hands of Russia's President Vladimir Putin (r.) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are seen as they speak before the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg, Russia. Grigory Dukor/Reuters
A British common white butterfly rests on a flower in St James Park in London. Temperatures in the capital rose unusually high for the time of year to 28 Celcius (82 Fahrenheit) Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Teacher and founder of a free school run under a metro bridge, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, distributes juice donated by a well-wisher to children in New Delhi, India. India marks Sept. 5, the birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second president of India as Teachers’ Day. Altaf Qadri/AP
A couple kisses on the chair lift at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Inmates hold on to their children as they participate in an event ahead of the International Day of Peace at Santa Monica female prison in Lima,Peru. Mariana Bazo/Reuters
A Belarussian student gathers and loads potatoes on a field in a state-owned farm near the village of Timki, some 80 km (50 miles) east of Minsk. asily Fedosenko/Reuters
Egyptian security personnel gather at the scene of a bomb attack targeting the convoy of Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. A 'large' explosive targeted the convoy of Egypt's interior minister in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district, the first attack on a senior government official since a coup toppled the country's Islamist president two months ago. Khalil Hamra/AP
A nun of Missionaries of Charity welcomes visitors at the tomb of the founder of the order, Mother Teresa, photograph on left, on her death anniversary in Kolkata, India. The Nobel Peace Prize winning Catholic nun who spent 45-years serving for the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, died in Kolkata on this day in 1997 at age 87. Bikas Da/AP
A visitor takes a picture in front of the installation 'Collosseo' by Russian artist Victor Sachivko on the first day of the 10th International Museum Biennale "The Love of Space" at the Museum Center in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, September 4th. Modern artists from around the world participated in this biennale - one of largest and oldest modern arts project in Russia. lya Naymushin/Reuters
A police officer reacts as he stands amongst the wreckage of some of the 100 vehicles involved in multiple collisions, which took place in dense fog during the morning rush hour, on the Sheppey Bridge in Kent, east of London. Eight people were seriously injured and dozens hurt in the multiple crashes. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
A Nepalese man takes bath before performing rituals during Kuse Aunsi, or Nepalese Father’s day at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Katmandu, Nepal. On this day people perform rituals to pay tributes to their deceased fathers while those with living fathers show their appreciation with presents and sweets. Niranjan Shrestha/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.