Members of the gallery cheer and chant as the Texas Senate tries to bring an abortion bill to a vote as time expires, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Amid the deafening roar of abortion rights supporters, Texas Republicans huddled around the Senate podium to pass new abortion restrictions, but whether the vote was cast before or after midnight is in dispute. If signed into law, the measures would close almost every abortion clinic in Texas.
Humanoid communication robot Kirobo, left, talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The world's first space conversation experiment between a robot and humans is ready to be launched. Developers from the Kirobo project, named after "kibo" or hope in Japanese and robot, gathered to demonstrate the humanoid robot's ability to talk. Kirobo, jointly developed by advertising and PR company Dentsu Inc., Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Robo Garage Co. and Toyota., is scheduled to be launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on August 4, 2013.
Two Iranian policemen stand in front of a pile of seized narcotics set on fire, during a ceremony commemorating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in north Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Iran has burned at least 100 tons of illicit drugs as part of its efforts to fight drug smuggling. Iranian authorities and foreign guests watched as some 50 tons of various narcotics were burned in north Tehran at a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Some 50 other tons were destroyed in several other Iranian cities.
An Israeli soldier of the Golani brigade walks during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
A South Korean child cools himself off by playing in a fountain in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Sue Rochman, left, and Robin Romdalvik hug their son Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik, 8, at San Francisco's City Hall, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits. The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court's declaration that California's Proposition 8 is unconstitutionalThe couple wed in 2008.