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Carlos Jimenez, left, and Mike Dardenelle kiss during a gathering Wednesday celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited decision on Proposition 8. Jimenez and Dardenelle, who met online, have been dating for 15 years and plan to get married as soon as possible.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

Hundreds of people celebrate the Supreme Court ruling striking down California's Proposition 8 during a rally Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Glendale Howard Grey, 57, uses a tape recorder to document the opening of the renovated Dunbar Hotel on Wednesday. Built in 1928 by John Somerville to serve African Americans seeking accommodations on their visits to Los Angeles, the historic Dunbar hosted many of jazz music's luminaries, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Kosovo police splashed with paint clash with demonstrators during a protest against the ratification of an agreement with Serbia in front of parliament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP

A woman holds the portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela as she gathers with others in front of the Medi Clinic Heart Hospital. Mandela remained in critical condition despite tentative signs of improvement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

Phaphama Nxumalo, left, 12, and Natasha Mbatha, 9, members of the Alexandra Trampoline Club, practice in an alleyway between apartment blocks Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Models present creations by Rick Owens during the men's spring/summer 2014 ready-to-wear fashion show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP

The guitarist from the band Lightningfan, Wang Hongbin, creates lightning with a Tesla Coil earlier this week. The Tesla Coil, invented by Nikola Tesla in 1891, is a transformer that produces vast amounts of voltage at high frequencies that creates long bolts of electricity like lightning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP

Team Oracle sails its AC-72 Racing Yacht while testing out the course in preparation for the upcoming America's Cup competition Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Supporters of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) wave during the general election campaign. Political parties kicked off campaigning ahead of a July general election that strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to win.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP

Josh Dugan of the Blues is tackled by Cameron Smith of the Maroons during Game 2 of the ARL State of Origin rugby series at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Hyde / Getty Images

Injured rebel fighters hide from sniper fire as they wait to be evacuated by their comrades during clashes with pro-government forces last Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from the war has now reached 100,191.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABO AL-NUR SADK / AFP

Demonstrators throw Molotov cocktails and rocks at an institute of technology during a nationwide protest over education reform and wider distribution of the country's copper wealth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Hidalgo / Associated Press

Men hold umbrellas as pallbearers walk with a casket carrying the body of actor James Gandolfini at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano in the HBO show "The Sopranos," died while vacationing in Italy last week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

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— Reaction in West Hollywood to the U.S. Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision on Proposition 8.

— The opening of the renovated Dunbar Hotel as a senior-living facility in South Los Angeles. Built in 1928 by John Somerville to serve African Americans seeking accommodations on their visits to Los Angeles, the historic Dunbar hosted many of jazz music’s luminaries, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

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