Croatia's Vedran Corluka, left, clashes with Brazil's Hulk during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Felipe Dana/AP
A boy looks at other children, in traditional costumes of an ethnic minority tribe from Qinhai provinces, while preparing for an official welcoming ceremony for President of the Congo Republic Denis Sassou Nguesso at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Four-month-old female orangutan Olivia plays with wood wool during warm and sunny weather in their enclosure at the Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, southern Germany. Rebecca Krizak/dpa/AP
A couple kiss at a public square where the fan zone for soccer matches will be at Pelourinho neigborhood ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Salvador June 11. Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
Protesters scuffle with riot police outside the Finance Ministry headquarters in central Athens. The scuffles came during a protest by former ministry cleaning staff, who lost their jobs last year. The protesters were angry at a court decision temporarily freezing a previous ruling in favor of their being re-hired. Petros Giannakouris/AP
A female riot police officer uses her riot shield to protect herself due to a sudden downpour while guarding a rally near the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines against the recent agreement signed by the US and the Philippines known as Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The agreement will allow back US troops and the use of some Philippine military bases and facilities. Bullit Marquez/AP
Three boys, one wearing a shirt of the Ajax soccer team, left, another one holding a ball, center, pass houses decorated in the colors of the Dutch soccer team in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Netherlands plays its first World Cup Group B match against Spain on Friday, June 13. Peter Dejong/AP
Lin Dan of China plays against Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia during the second round of the Japan Open Badminton Championship in Tokyo. Koji Sasahara/AP
Model Melissa August of District of Columbia presents a creation named 'Audrey' by designer Amber Mills ahead of the 10th annual toilet paper wedding dress contest in Midtown, New York. The materials used to make the dress include half roll of Charmin Ultra Strong, four rolls of vintage Charmin Blue, four rolls of vintage Charmin Aqua Blue, one-third roll of vintage Charmin green, tapes, glues and thread. There was something old, something new, something borrowed, and something double-ply for 10 designers who battled it out for $10,000 and the top prize. Adrees Latif/Reuters
Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, float to the ground during a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush made the jump, his eighth, in celebration of his 90th birthday. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
A young Palestinian jumps into a water pool as others walk over bridge of ropes during a military-style exercise at a summer camp organized by the Hamas movement in Gaza City. Hamas stages dozens of military-style summer camps for young Palestinians in the Gaza strip to prepare them to confront any possible Israeli attack, organizers said. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet (l.) walks with Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff after arriving at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Students use their mobile phones during a campaign rally of Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo, popularly known as 'Jokowi,' at an Islamic boarding house in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia. Indonesia will hold its presidential poll on July 9, pitting Widodo with a former special forces commander Prabowo Subianto. Tatan Syuflana/AP
People hold frogs as they solemnize a frog marriage in the central Indian city of Nagpur. The frog marriage is a traditional ritual observed by the rural folk to appease the gods to bring in rain and ensure a good harvest. Reuters
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he reflected on the stunning primary defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., and the next moves for the GOP leadership. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
A man removes a poster of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai a day after election campaigns officially ends in Kabul. The second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will take place on June 14. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
Protesters burn tires during a demonstration against against Yemen's fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa June 11. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
Iraqi men chant slogans against the Al Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), outside of the main army recruiting center to volunteer for military service in Baghdad, Iraq, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. The Al Qaeda-inspired group that led the charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following the insurgents' lightning gains. Karim Kadim/AP
Ryan Hakik attends the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, Calif., June 11. Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters
A man looks at a residential building, where he resides, which was damaged by what locals say was overnight shelling by Ukrainian forces, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk. Ukraine's new president signaled he would be ready to hold talks with opponents in eastern Ukraine if pro-Russian separatists waging an insurgency there agreed to lay down their weapons. Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Customers shop at an open air evening vegetable and fruit market illuminated by battery powered lights due to a power cut in New Delhi. Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heat wave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over the government's failure to provide people with basic services. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters
A boy throws to the basket as the setting sun illuminates low clouds at an outdoor basketball court in Sydney's beachside suburb of Cronulla. Jason Reed/Reuters
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.