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Jin Juhua kisses her husband Zhong Weiqiao in a gathering of 60 couples who have been married for over five decades in the Kaihua village of Zhuji. Jin and Zhong have been married for more than 60 years.


Newlyweds Stephanie Hull, right, and Air Force Capt. John Wu, both from Louisville, Ky., on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building in New York. The couple were one of 14 couples from around the country exchanging vows atop the Empire State Building during the 17th Annual Empire State Building and Valentine's Weddings Event. Hull and Wu were the event's grand prize winners.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tina Fineberg / Associated Press

Aquarists Kathryn O'Connor, right, and James Oliver show off their rings after an underwater blessing on Valentine's Day in the Ocean Reef Display in the London Aquarium. Celebrant Daniel Winchester conducted the ceremony from the other side of the glass using placards to communicate with the couple. The couple, neither of whom believe in a formal wedding, dressed in wedding finery and breathing apparatus and received their blessing surrounded by giant green sea turtles, cownose rays and shoals of colorful fish.


Chinese couples take part in a kissing match to mark Valentine's Day outside a shopping mall. Many Chinese young couples enjoy Valentine's Day as they are happy to accept the western festivals and lifestyles in many large and medium-size cities of China in recent years.


An Indian woman chooses roses on Valentine's Day at the oldest flower market in Calcutta.


A Palestinian woman shops in a store selling gifts for Valentine's Day.


A florist prepares roses for Valentine's Day at a flower shop.


Women pose for photographs with a picture board displaying a wedding portrait of lesbian brides during a promotion campaign at a business district in central Beijing. Chinese homosexual groups seek public support of same-sex marriage by organizing promotion campaigns.


A woman gestures at a gift shop.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Grace Kassab / Associated Press

A Pakistani boy selling balloons on Valentine's Day walks along a road looking for customers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A Pakistani policeman receives flowers and cards from students for detained self-confessed killer Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri outside the Adiyala prison. The young Islamist confessed to fatally shooting Punjab governor Salman Taseer, one of the country's most liberal politcians, whom Qadri was assigned to protect, on Jan. 4 because he objected to the politician's wish to amend blasphemy laws, which carry the death penalty.


Students from the Sto. Nino Elementary School hold heart-shaped paper to welcome sailors from the USS Blue Ridge and the Philippine navy who will paint and repair classrooms at their school as the world celebrates Valentine's Day. The USS Blue Ridge, the mobile command center of the 7th Fleet, is in Manila for a four-day routine port call and goodwill visit.


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