Offbeat Pictures of The Week - May 9

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View of the the the main stairwell in the newly restored regional... News PhotoArchitecture,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Berlin,Germany,Horizontal,Lifestyles,New,Offbeat,Renovation,Restoring,StaircasePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPView of the the the main stairwell in the newly restored regional court house (Landgericht) in Halle, eastern Germany, on May 6, 2013. The neo-Baroque building, which combines Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles, was completed in 1905. The building's 20 courtrooms, 110 offices were painstakingly renovated over a two-year period, and will officially reopen for business in May 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)