An early photo of the attendants standing by the pumps.
Same-sex couple Kristina Haas, center, and Jennifer Briz, right, are denied marriage by a city clerk at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday. Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard and putting in doubt as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted since a court ruling made them legal this year.
This portrait by Elizabeth Peyton is titled "Michelle and Sasha Obama Listening to Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention." The oil painting of the future first lady and her daughter was unveiled Wednesday at the New Museum on Manhattan's Lower East Side in New York.
Kenneth Maurice Beal
Mary K. Kring
Traders gather Wednesday at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Volatility has returned to Wall Street, with the Dow Jones industrials falling 486 points to 9,139 on Wednesday. All the major indexes slid more than 5 percent.
A white-tailed deer buck stands Wednesday with a sports net and poles tangled in its antlers in the East End of Superior, Wis.
Author Michael Crichton is seen at The Peninsula Hotel in New York in this Dec. 7, 2004, file photo. Crichton died Tuesday in Los Angeles at age 66. He had been privately battling cancer, according to his family.
The Kansas Soccer Academy Enforcers take second place in the U14 B Division of the Governor's Cup Tournament in Topeka. Colleen Harrell, Lawrence, submitted the picture.
"Kansas Longhouse" is designed by Rockhill and Associates. The narrow 24-foot width and length of the home, west of Stull, allow for better natural ventilation.
Rockhill and Associates designed this addition to the home of Robert and Molly Krause to serve as a dining room for their home restaurant in East Lawrence. Dan Rockhill, who owns the company, is known for his striking designs.
The steel beams on the Newton House west of Lawrence, designed by Rockhill and Associates, were intended to create a contrast with the surrounding grassland.
"Modular 3," a home in Kansas City, Kan., built by Studio 804 students at Kansas University. Studio 804 is a group of architecture students led by Dan Rockhill, an architecture professor.