One of three helicopters showered a million rose petals on the Statue of Liberty during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. Richard Drew/AP
A visitor poses for photos with a 3D installation at a media preview of the Trick Eye Museum at the Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. Edgar Su/Reuters
World War II veterans joke as they sing along to wartime classic 'We'll Meet Again' during a ceremony in Arromanches, France. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings. Leon Neal/Reuters
A woman weeps in front of the gravestone of her relative who died during the 1950-1953 Korean War on South Korea's Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea. Lee Jin-man/AP
(From l.) Eaton Elementary School fourth graders Caden Siegel as John Hancock, Jacob King as Robert Livingston, Ben Collins as Roger Sherman, Briana Addison as Richard Henry Lee, Miranda Zwack as Thomas Jefferson, Charlotte Balkcum as Benjamin Franklin, and Ben Romanowski as John Adams take part in a performance titled 'July 4, 1776: America's First Birthday' during Colonial Day at the school in Wilmington, NC. Mike Spencer/The Star-News/AP
A baby seal found on May 28 on the German North Sea island of Sylt is carried into the quarantine station at the Seal Station in Friedrichskoog, northern Germany. The Friedrichskoog Seal Breeding Station is a veterinary station authorized by the Schleswig Holstein state government to treat abandoned or sick seals and seal pups. Bringing up pups who lost their mother is the station's most important job during summer. In late summer, these young seals are returned to the Wadden Sea National Park. Carsten Rehder/dpa/AP
A gallery assistant hangs a work depicting Kate Moss at the Banksy: The Unauthorised Retrospective exhibition at Sotheby's S2 Gallery in London. Neil Hall/Reuters
A reveler attends the Victorian Picnic during the Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig, Germany. The annual festival, known in Germany as Wave-Gotik Treffen (WGT), features over 150 bands and artist in venues all over the city playing Gothic rock and other styles of the dark wave music subculture. The event that counts as one of the biggest of its kind attracts a regular audience of up to 20,000 the organizers said. Thomas Peter/Reuters
People have lunch at a table suspended from a crane at a height of 40 meters (131 ft) overlooking Brussels. Yves Logghe/AP
Poodles play at a square in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China. Reuters
Drivers take photos of a rainbow after they stopped their cars on a highway in Beijing. Alexander F. Yuan/AP
Indian soccer fans pose for a picture after getting their haircut done by Indian hair stylist Rabin Das outside his saloon on the outskirts of Kolkata, ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Das charges 500 rupees ($8) for a FIFA World Cup trophy haircut, he said. Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
Members of a hardline Sikh group clash with guards of the Sikh’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, India. Half a dozen people were wounded Friday as members of a Sikh group brandishing swords and wooden sticks clashed with guards at the shrine in India, an official said. The clash occurred during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the storming of the shrine by the Indian army in June 1984 in the northern city of Amritsar, said Kiran Jyoti Kaur, a Golden Temple management spokeswoman. Prabhjot Gill/AP
Seleka fighters patrol as they search for Anti-Balaka Christian militia members near town of Lioto, Central African Republic. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Two women embrace near a prayer circle on the campus of Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Classes were cancelled following a shooting at Otto Miller Hall Thursday afternoon. A 19-year-old man was fatally shot and two other young people were wounded after a gunman entered the foyer and started shooting. Aaron R. Ybarra, 26, was booked into the King County Jail late Thursday for investigation of homicide, according to police and the jail roster. Ted S. Warren/AP
A Kashmiri Hindu migrant's daughter with her family stands in a queue to offer prayer during the annual fair at Kheer Bhawani temple in Jammu, India. Hundreds of Hindu devotees flocked to celebrate a festival dedicated to the Goddess Durga at the temple, a replica of the original Mata Kheer Bhawani Temple near Srinagar, that was built in Jammu by Kashmiri Hindus after they were forced to flee from Srinagar and the adjoining valley areas in the early 1990s. Channi Anand/AP
Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (c.) arrives for a campaign rally in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber and a roadside bomb struck the convoy as it left a campaign event at a wedding hall in the capital Kabul, killing several civilians but leaving the candidate himself unharmed. Massoud Hossaini/AP
Humanoid Robot 'Pepper' is displayed at SoftBank Mobile shop in Tokyo, Friday, June 6, 2014. The 121 centimeter (48 inch) tall, 28 kilogram (62 pound) white Pepper, which has no hair but two large doll-like eyes and a flat-panel display stuck on its chest, was developed jointly with Aldebaran Robotics, which produces autonomous humanoid robots. Koji Sasahara/AP
Ukrainian border guards ride an armored personnel carrier along the Ukraine-Russia border near the village of Marynivka. The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held their first talks since Moscow annexed Crimea, discussing ways to end their four-month conflict in a brief encounter during commemorations in France of the World War Two D-Day landings. Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Former Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang frees pigeons after he was released from Bangkok's Remand Prison. Chaturon was brought to a military court in brown prison garb and handcuffs so the authorities could extend his detention after he failed to turn himself in when summoned. According to the army, he had also posted information online that was inaccurate and misled foreign media. He was arrested in Bangkok on May 27 at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, bundled away by soldiers after addressing journalists. Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
Children of the Guambianos indigenous group wear their traditional clothes as they play soccer in Silvia, Cauca, Colombia. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters
Michael P. Niles celebrates as he walks up to receive his diploma during the Saratoga Central Catholic commencement at St. Clement's Church in Saratoga Springs, NY. Niles is attending the University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in the fall. Patrick Dodson/The Daily Gazette/AP
Palestinians perform Friday Prayers in front of a checkpoint along Israel's separation barrier during a demonstration to support prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Majdi Mohammed/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.