People sit on a wall draped by a Venezuelan national flag during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo Alejandro Cegarra/AP
Police clash with anti-government protesters in Caracas. Oil-rich Venezuela has been rocked by two months of protests, with at least 41 people killed since a wave of demonstrations against the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro broke out in February
A worker passes a mural of Hugo Chavez at the military barracks where the former Venezuelan president is entombed in Caracas, Venezuela. Workers made last-minute preparations for Wednesday’s ceremony marking the first anniversary of Chavez’s death. The anniversary has been marred by three weeks of protests against the government of Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro.
Government supporters celebrate after the official results of the presidential elections were announced at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela early on April 15 2013. Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday’s special presidential election, edging out the opposition’s leader Henrique Capriles by only about 300,000 votes, electoral officials announced.