A member of a special forces unit under the military intelligence service takes part in a demonstration of skills in the city of Stavropol in southern Russia. Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters
John Daly of the US walks towards the 7th green as his fans watch during the first round of the BMW Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
Relatives of the victims of the April 24 Rana Plaza building collapse hold candles as they gather to pay tribute at the site of the tragedy at Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Suvra Kanti Das/AP
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A man herds his yaks in the snow in Tsenkher Sum, Arhangai, Mongolia. Mareike Guensche/Reuters
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Fire is seen after an attack on gas pipelines in the east of Damascus city in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. Much of Syria was hit by a power cut after rebels attacked a gas pipeline, state media said. SANA/Reuters
A newborn baby zebra named Seka stands next to her mother at the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia. Seka was born on Wednesday. Darko Vojinovic/AP
A shepherd guides a flock of sheep in Lyon, France, as 'Confederation Paysanne' farmers' union members protest against the electronic chip system imposed on their animals. Robert Pratta/Reuters
A woman sits next to her family's rice field near the city of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Madagascar will hold elections on Friday that organizers hope will end political tensions that erupted in a 2009 coup and will help lift the aid-dependent country out of poverty. Schalk van Zuydam/AP
A Palestinian boy looks at a militant during an anti-Israel rally organized by Islamic Jihad movement in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
A man takes a photograph of a sculpture by artist Lucy Humphrey titled 'horizon' on a rocky cliff which is part of the 'Sculpture by the Sea' exhibition at Sydney's Tamarama Beach in Australia. The free and temporary outdoor exhibition, now in its 17th year, stretches for 1.24 miles along the coastline. David Gray/Reuters
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Workers clean a glass wall at a hotel in Beijing. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Thai mahouts ride their elephants at Ayutthaya Elephant Camp during a protest against a government plan to transfer the ownership of domesticated elephants to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. The group said the plan would damage their ownership and business. Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
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Visitors ride escalators up to the Brookfield Place West Street Pavilion in New York. The pavilion and escalators take pedestrians to a newly opened underground concourse that connects to the World Trade Center PATH station. Mark Lennihan/AP
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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.