Caracas, August 22. Image via Getty.]

Anti-Chavez activists protest during a demonstration in downtown Caracas on August 22, 2009. Venezuelan authorities lobbed tear gas at protestors demonstrating against Venezuela's new education law, as thousands marched for and against the reform many claim is politically charged. Demonstrations for and against the law have been held for over a week. Among its provisions is a clause saying the state's role includes teaching. It also gives some educational powers to pro-government neighborhood watch groups. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)