Pictures in the News | Aug. 12, 2010

Our visual journey today begins high above the streets of London, continues to California for a court ruling on same-sex marriages, before moving on to Japan and Pakistan to visit newborn twins in each, to a dress shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; a bombing in Bogota, Colombia; a South Korean military drill in bathing suits, the re-opening of the grand Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai; and images of a high-flying human in Hamburg, Germany, and a low-flying aircraft in Rio de Janeiro. Better buckle up.