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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is presented with a rose during a visit to the Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The duchess visited charities Tuesday on her first Valentine's Day as a married woman, while more than 7,900 miles away her husband Prince William, is on a six-week posting in the Falkland Islands as part of his role as an Royal Air Force search-and-rescue pilot.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL NOBLE / POOL

One red balloon lies in the street on a snowy Valentine's Day in Frankfurt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / AFP / Getty Images

Pia Walter and Maxence Lepesant kiss in an inflatable "pop-up" church during their wedding rehearsal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / AFP / Getty Images

A woman tugs on a ribbon holding a Valentine's Day balloon to a fence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / AFP / Getty Images

A couple kiss for 60 seconds to receive free food in a kissing competition at a cafe. What, no heart-shaped balloons?

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

A girl meets a vendor selling (of course) heart-shaped balloons on a chilly Valentine's Day in Warsaw.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Czarek Sokolowski / Associated Press

A tractor rolls through a vineyard after southern parts of Germany received a new blanket of snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / AFP / Getty Images

Steam billows through the air as a security worker makes his rounds amid the ice-covered cooling towers of Kosovo's main power plant.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VISAR KRYEZIU / Associated Press

An Egyptian protester lies in one of several mock graves dug symbolically in Tahrir Square for former President Hosni Mubarak and members of the ruling military council.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP / Getty Images

People of Chinese descent wave flags and cheer near the White House to welcome China's vice president, Xi Jinping.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

A man is hustled away by police after being detained during a protest against the hardline Muslim group Islamic Defender Front. Some 200 Indonesians converged on a Jakarta square to denounce the Islamic vigilante group known for its armed attacks on minorities and moderates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP / Getty Images

A Dalmatian Pelican swims in the ice cold water at the zoo in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HERBERTA KNOSOWSKI / EPA

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Today we are bringing you our Valentine’s Day installment of Pictures in the News. We begin in England where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited charities on her first Valentine’s Day as a married woman while her husband, Prince William, was in the midst of a six-week posting in the Falkland Islands as a Royal Air Force pilot. In Germany a heart-shaped balloon lies on a frost-covered street in Frankfurt and a couple kiss inside an inflatable church in Berlin. In China a couple lock lips for 60 seconds to receive free food in a kissing competition in Shanghai, and in Poland a young woman meets a balloon vendor in Warsaw.

In Kosovo, a security worker at a power plant makes his rounds through clouds of steam. Elsewhere, an Egyptian tries out a mock grave dug for former President Hosni Mubarak; people cheer near the White House to welcome China’s Vice President Xi Jinping; and police break up a protest by about 200 Indonesians denouncing an Islamic vigilante group known for attacking minorities and moderates.

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