Heil again...

Friedbert Pflueger, top-candidate for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin's regional election on September 17, 2006, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wave to the crowd during a final election rally in Berlin September 16, 2006. The sentence reads: 'Can More'. (Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)

"Stay away from my LiLo!"

Actress Lindsay Lohan (front) and her companion Harry Morton arrive in Venice September 4, 2006. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY)

My eyes! Your venom spit, it burns!!!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) passes by Health Minister Ulla Schmidt during a debate of the Bundestag, German lower house of parliament in the Berlin Reichstag building September 20, 2006. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (GERMANY)

Congrats Angie, you deserved it!

German chancellor Angela Merkel displays the 'golden hen' media award in Berlin Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006. Merkel got the award for her merits on the coming together of eastern and western German people. (AP Photo / Soeren Stache, pool)


"Say we're peaceful or we'll behead you!"

(Sep 15, 2006) However, anger still swept across the Muslim world, with Pakistan's parliament unanimously adopting a resolution condemning the pope for making what it called "derogatory" comments about Islam, and seeking an apology from him.

"Anyone who describes Islam, as a religion, as intolerant encourages violence," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said. (AP)

Whistle while you work

German Chancellor Angela Merkel claps her hands and whistles to the music of a band (not pictured) during a cornerstone laying ceremony of the 'Ozeaneum Museum' in Stralsund September 15, 2006. REUTERS/Christian Charisius


Oktoberfest coming up...

Pope Benedict XVI stands with three children wearing traditional clothing, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Bavaria state governor Edmund Stoiber, second left, stand behind after his arrival in Munich's airport, Germany, Saturday Sept. 9, 2006. At right background is Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary, Rev. Georg Gaenswein. The pontiff began a pilgrimage to his native Bavaria on Saturday, a six-day visit laden with meaning for him and the future of his increasingly liberal Roman Catholic flock in Germany. (AP Photo/Maurizio Brambatti, Pool)