Janean Watkins, left, and Lakeesha Harris smile as they obtain a civil union license from Louisa Nicotera at the Cook County Office of Vital Records, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Chicago. The couple, who have been together for ten years, arrived at the Cook County Building at midnight to be first in line as Illinois' new civil union law took effect today. Civil unions give couples many of the rights that accompany traditional marriage, including the power to decide medical treatment for an ailing partner and the right to inherit a partner's property.
Chief of the laboratory in research into the Escherichia Coli bacterium at the Brno research institute Pavel Alexa, left, and his assistant Gabriela Glocknerova, right, take samples from a cucumber for a molecular biological test in Brno, Czech Republic, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The ongoing outbreak of E. coli has claimed 16 people and around 1500 infected across Europe. The laboratory is testing the vegetables for the Czech market.
Indian tourists ride traditional boats on the Dal Lake, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Set in the Himalayas at 5,600 feet (1707 meters) above sea level, Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley full of fruit orchards and surrounded by snowy mountain ranges. About 100 lakes dot its highlands and plains.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is seen with her daughter Piper outside the Hyatt Regency hotel, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Jersey City, N.J.
People rest outside Moscow's Kremlin during hot weather, in downtown Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
A relative of victims of the 2009 Air France flight 447 accident, center, reacts as she leaves a church after attending a mass in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. In the past week, French authorities have pulled from the Atlantic Ocean 127 bodies from the Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight that crashed on June 1, 2009. All 228 people aboard the plane died.
A relative of a victim of the 2009 Air France flight 447 accident watches Ipanema and Leblon beaches near a plaque in memory of the passengers who died aboard that flight in Rio de Janeiro, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. In the past week, French authorities have pulled from the Atlantic Ocean 127 bodies from the Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight that crashed on June 1, 2009. All 228 people aboard the plane died.
Rabbi Saul Kassin, center, arrives at Clarkson S. Fisher federal building and United States courthouse Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Trenton, N.J., for sentencing in his admitted role in a money laundering scheme. Kassin, leader of the Syrian Jews in the United States, was one of five rabbis and 46 total defendants arrested in 2009 in a massive federal probe into money laundering and corruption in New Jersey.
The shadow of US twins Bob, left, and Mike Bryan celebrating their win over India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-haq, is seen during their men's double quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Palestinians wait inside a bus before crossing into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, June, 1, 2011. Hamas official in Gaza says Egypt is restricting Palestinian travel across its border, just days after Egypt announced it was permanently lifting travel restrictions and ending a four-year blockade.
The space shuttle Atlantis sits on Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39-A Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis is being prepared for a July 8, 2011 mission that will bring a close to the program.
Protesters sweep clean part of the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Wednesday June 1, 2011. Thousands of Spaniards are still camped in the square from last May 15 in the heart of the Spanish capital to express anger at political parties and the country's handling of the economic crisis.
Hunter Randolph, 12, from Sanford, N.C., right, yawns as spellers compete during round two of the National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, June 1, 2011.