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A same-sex marriage supporter, left, and an opponent scuffle during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court, which took up the issue of gay marriage Tuesday. Waving U.S. and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside of the court along with a smaller group of opponents. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP

Chinese actress, singer and producer Fan Bingbing attends the Viscap fashion show with other celebrities at China Fashion Week, which entered its second day. Local and Asian designers are now playing a major role in an event previously dominated by European fashion houses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP

A Hindu devotee, body pierced with skewers, participates in a religious procession during the Panguni Uthiram festival. The celebration honors the Hindu god Murugan, with devotees making sacrificial feats they believe will keep them safe from evil spirits.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K / Associated Press

Actress Olivia Graeser rehearses for the play "Slaves." The one-act play of French playwright Georges Courteline premieres March 28.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAINER JENSEN / DPA

Ben Howland talks to a Pac-12 Network camera on the UCLA Pauley Pavilion basketball court following a news conference Monday after being fired as the men's head basketball coach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Religious leaders lead a group of about 100 Episcopalians on a 1.5-mile trek Monday from Border Field State Park to the Mexican border at Playas Tijuana as part of the Via Crucia pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

A rocket carrier with the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft is moved to a launch pad. Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov of Russia, U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin are scheduled to take off March 28.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPA

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In Tuesday’s Pictures in the News: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should extend equal rights to same-sex couples (more photos); China Fashion Week enters its second day in Beijing; a Hindu devotee, body pierced with skewers, participates in a religious procession during the Panguni Uthiram festival in Chennai, India; and there’s more.

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