Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of Sergeant Sagi Erez, an infantry soldier training to be a squad commander, in Haifa, northern Israel. Erez, 19, was killed Monday in combat. Ariel Schalit/AP
Pakistanis take a fairground ride during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Rawalpindi. Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Faisal Mahmood/Reuters
Vinesh of India (l.) wrestles with Yana Rattigan of England in the FS 48kg gold medal match during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Members of Afghanistan's presidential guard of honor and a boy offer Eid al-Fitr prayers at the presidential palace in Kabul. Omar Sobhani/Reuters
Palestinians search for victims as people gather atop the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. More than 1,100 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in the conflict. On the Israeli side, 53 soldiers and three civilians have been killed. Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters
German President Joachim Gauck (r.) poses for pictures with veterans of the Warsaw Uprising during the opening of a Berlin exhibition about the Polish resistance against Nazi occupiers during WWII. Thomas Peter/Reuters
Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they take an oath to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. China Daily/Reuters
A soldier serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia frisks a Muslim child before allowing entry to a mosque in Mogadishu for Eid al-Fitr prayers. Ismail Taxta/Reuters
An employee sews a doll's hair to its head in a toy factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
Carolina Panthers' Josh Thomas reaches out to hug his son, Dallas, after an NFL football practice at their training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. Chuck Burton/AP
North Korean girls stand under a shower at Songdowon International Children's Camp in Wonsan, North Korea. The 30-year-old camp was originally intended to deepen relations with friendly countries in the Communist or non-aligned world, but officials say they are willing to accept youth from anywhere -- even the US. Wong Maye-E/AP
Passengers stand on deck of a whale watching boat as it docks at Long Wharf in Boston. The boat snagged a lobster trap rope during an excursion about 15 miles off the coast of Massachusetts late Monday and had to spend a night at sea before divers freed it the next morning. Mark Garfinkel/The Boston Herald/AP
Linda Dunn waits in line before former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' book signing at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Mike Groll/AP
A Muslim boy offers prayers during Eid al-Fitr observances at a mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
South Africa's Rushwahl Samaai competes in the men's long jump qualifications at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
A man removes broken glass from a damaged multi-story block of flats following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk as intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels continued in eastern Ukraine. Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
Czech Republic's Vaclav Milik (r.) and Sweden's Oliver Berntzon compete during the eighth heat of the FIM Speedway World Cup second semifinal at Stena Arena in Vastervik, Sweden. Mikael Fritzon/TT/AP
Youths run along sand dunes during the peak of summer vacation on Atalaia beach in Salinopolis, Brazil. Paulo Santos/Reuters
A Muslim boy plays as others offer prayers during Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in Ahmadabad, India. Ajit Solanki/AP
Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson laughs with kids at the Toronto Raptors Basketball Academy in Toronto. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press/AP
The door of a United Nations aid agency car lies damaged by shrapnel from an Israeli strike in the Jebaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. UN aid agency worker Mounir Haggar and his brother Bassir, who were in the UN car, were killed and Mounir's son Ibrahim, 12, was wounded. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Jeannie Gayle Hurst judges cupcakes during the 4H Rally days and FFA exhibits in Danville, Ky. The winners will advance to the Kentucky State Fair. Clay Jackson/The Advocate-Messenger/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.