Pedestrians shop for balloons in front of a Ferris Wheel during an outdoor festival to celebrate German Unity Day on the 21st anniversary of German reunification on Oct. 3, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
German Unity Day is a national holiday and marks the day West Germany and East Germany were reunited in 1990 following the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
Artist Mr. Brainwash stands with his painting "The Queen" at the Opera Gallery on Oct. 3, 2011 in London, England.
Works by pop artist and film maker Thierry Guetta, known as Mr. Brainwash, are on display at the gallery from Oct. 6 to 31, 2011.
A U.S. Air Force honor guard carries the casket of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John Alison, during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 3, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.
Maj. Gen. John Alison served in World War II, and was the deputy commander of the 1st Air Commando Group in 1943.
An engineer suspended by rope conducts block-by-block inspection of the Washington Monument exterior in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3, 2011. The Washington Monument will remain closed to the public until further notice, pending a full assessment of the damage it suffered in the East Coast earthquake, the National Park Service said.
The 169.16-meter (555-foot) obleisk that soars over the U.S. capital was deemed "structurally sound" after the August 23 earthquake, said Bob Vogel, superintendent of the National Mall and memorial parks for the federal agency. But three-centimeter (1.2 inch) cracks near the top, plus dozens of fragments and evidence of water seepage, have led officials to summon experts to scale the exterior of the monument this week to see what needs to be fixed, he said.
Anti-nuclear protestors release 206 balloons to mark the number of days since the Japanese nuclear accident, at the gates of Hinkley Point nuclear power station on Oct. 3, 2011 in Bridgwater, England.
Anti-nuclear protestors have blockaded the Somerset power station in reaction to EDF Energy's plans to build two new reactors next to the existing site.
Libyan revolutionary fighters assemble missiles during an attack for the city of Sirte, Libya, on Oct. 3, 2011.
Rebel forces are battling to make headway against loyalist fighters inside the home town of Libya's ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi.
Demonstrators gather outside the gates of Cyprus' presidential palace in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Oct. 3, 2011. Polys Polyviou, the Cyprus government-appointed head of an inquiry investigating the July 11 explosion of seized Iranian munitions at a naval base that killed 13 people, put primary blame on Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias for the blast, saying that he was ultimately responsible for the "inadequacy and negligence" that lead to the disaster.The banner in the background read in Greek "Remember your projects, Mari, Why?"