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IN PICS: The world celebrates Valentine's Day

Last updated on: February 14, 2012 18:32 IST

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Today is Valentine's Day -- February 14 -- and many of us are celebrating it in our own way. Here is how the world celebrated the big day!

Couples kiss during a flashmob organised by a local television station on the eve of Valentine's Day in the southern Russian city of Stavropol.




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A couple takes a photograph with a mobile phone in front of a red heart decoration on the Valentine's Day in Wuhan, Hubei province.

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A 66-year-old bride kisses her 54-year-old groom during a mass wedding ceremony as part of a Valentine's Day celebration in Paranaque, Metro Manila February 14, 2012. About 300 couples took part in this event organised by the local government.

Photographs: Erik De Castro/Reuters

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A diver dressed to look like Poseidon (R), and another dressed as the mermaid Marina, swims during a Valentine's day event inside an aquarium at the ocean park in Manila. 

Photographs: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

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A man walks past a window display decorated for St Valentine's Day at a sex shop in Warsaw.

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A couple talks on a bridge in central Cairo.


Photographs: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters
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Eroll Escobar kisses his partner Princess Madrolejo as they pose for photographers while carrying a 16-feet and 200 kg Albino Burmese Python during a Valentine's Day presentation inside a Malabon zoo, north of Manila.

A survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) from December 3 to December 7 last year shows that only three out of 10 Filipinos would change their religion in the name of love. The SWS noted that the unwillingness to change their religion for their loved ones is strong in all religions, a local media reported.


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Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) kiss their brides during a Valentine's Day mass wedding ceremony inside Saint Joseph church at the police headquarters of Camp Crame, Quezon city, metro Manila.


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Parents look at red lanterns with personal information displayed during a Valentine's Day event at the People's Park in Shanghai. The event is organised by the local government to help parents look for dating opportunities for their children.

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A man shows a tablet computer, with its screen displaying 'I love you' in Chinese, to his girlfriend on a heart-shaped sculpture made of six by seven metres of sand and stone, during low tide at a beach in Hong Kong on Valentine's Day February 14, 2012. 

Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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A Muslim couple takes pictures at the "Million Lights, Million Hearts" display ahead of Valentine's Day celebrations at Shah Alam commercial hub i-City, outside Kuala Lumpur, February 13, 2012. Islamic authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have been conducting raids on Valentine's Day after an edict was issued in 2005 banning Muslims from celebrating the occasion, considered a Western celebration that could erode Muslim's faith.

Photographs: Samsul Said/Reuters

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Artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays a creation in the shape of two hearts, made from about 600 buttons to celebrate Valentine's Day, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar February 13, 2012.

Photographs: Munish Sharma/Reuters

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Men kiss among other couples participating in the Guinness World Record attempt in the longest continuous kiss in Pattaya. The 'Longest Continuous Kiss' event is organised to celebrate Valentine's Day in Thailand, started out with seven couples trying to set a new record of kissing for more than 46 hours 24 minutes and 9 seconds.

Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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A couple kisses during a flashmob organised by a local television station on the eve of Valentine's Day in the southern Russian city of Stavropol. 


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