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Valentine’s Day Celebrated Around the World (Photos)


Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 14, 2013 Last Updated: February 15, 2013
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SIR LANKA–Young Sri Lankan couples spend time with each other on Valentine's Day at the Galle Face beach in Colombo on February 14, 2013. (Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

SIR LANKA–Young Sri Lankan couples spend time with each other on Valentine's Day at the Galle Face beach in Colombo on February 14, 2013. (Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Diamonds and a dozen roses are still a "girl's best friends" for Valentine's Day. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)

Diamonds and a dozen roses are still a "girl's best friends" for Valentine's Day. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)

 

SCOTLAND–Michael Lewis and Rebecca Anderson get married at the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop on Valentine's day on February 14, 2013 in Gretna, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

SCOTLAND–Michael Lewis and Rebecca Anderson get married at the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop on Valentine's day on February 14, 2013 in Gretna, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

SCOTLAND–Michael Lewis and Rebecca Anderson get married at the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop on Valentine's day on February 14, 2013 in Gretna, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

SCOTLAND–Michael Lewis and Rebecca Anderson get married at the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop on Valentine's day on February 14, 2013 in Gretna, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

BEIRUT–Happy Valentine's Day ballons hang on top of a car parked in the mainly Muslim Basta district of west Beirut on February 14, 2013. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

BEIRUT–Happy Valentine's Day ballons hang on top of a car parked in the mainly Muslim Basta district of west Beirut on February 14, 2013. (Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)

CHINA–A couple poses for a picture on Valentine's Day February 14, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

CHINA–A couple poses for a picture on Valentine's Day February 14, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

IRAQI–An Iraqi woman shops at a store on Valentine's Day in Baghdad on February 14, 2013. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

IRAQI–An Iraqi woman shops at a store on Valentine's Day in Baghdad on February 14, 2013. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO–Biologist Crystal Crimbchin hands out Valentines to African Penguins at the California Academy of Sciences on February 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO–Biologist Crystal Crimbchin hands out Valentines to African Penguins at the California Academy of Sciences on February 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO–African Penguins at the California Academy of Sciences receive their Valentine's card on February 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO–African Penguins at the California Academy of Sciences receive their Valentine's card on February 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO–African Penguins at the California Academy of Sciences receive their Valentine's card on February 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO–African Penguins at the California Academy of Sciences receive their Valentine's card on February 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PAKISTAN–A Pakistani vendor prepares heart-shaped balloons for sale ahead of Valentine's day in Karachi on February 13, 2013. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

PAKISTAN–A Pakistani vendor prepares heart-shaped balloons for sale ahead of Valentine's day in Karachi on February 13, 2013. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

INDIA–Indian shoppers buy roses to celebrate Valentine's Day in Amritsar on February 14, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

INDIA–Indian shoppers buy roses to celebrate Valentine's Day in Amritsar on February 14, 2013. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

CHINA–A couple dressed in traditional Chinese costumes have wedding portraits made on Valentine's Day February 14, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

CHINA–A couple dressed in traditional Chinese costumes have wedding portraits made on Valentine's Day February 14, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

THAILAND-Thai couple Ekkachai (L) and Laksana Tiranarat (R) pose with their new record after the winning a competition for the "World's Longest Continous Kiss" during Valentine's Day in Pattaya resort on February 14, 2013. (Pornchai KittiwongsakulAFP/Getty Images)

THAILAND-Thai couple Ekkachai (L) and Laksana Tiranarat (R) pose with their new record after the winning a competition for the "World's Longest Continous Kiss" during Valentine's Day in Pattaya resort on February 14, 2013. (Pornchai KittiwongsakulAFP/Getty Images)

BURMA–A young couple walks on the banks of the Inya Lake as they enjoy Valentine's Day in Yangon on February 14, 2013. (Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

BURMA–A young couple walks on the banks of the Inya Lake as they enjoy Valentine's Day in Yangon on February 14, 2013. (Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

SYDNEY–People choose flowers on Valentines Day at Sydney Flower Market on February 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

SYDNEY–People choose flowers on Valentines Day at Sydney Flower Market on February 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla.—People watch famous Disney couples dance which is part of a special show called 'Limited Time Magic' to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Walt Disney World Resort on Feb. 14, 2013. (Gene Duncan/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla.—People watch famous Disney couples dance which is part of a special show called 'Limited Time Magic' to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Walt Disney World Resort on Feb. 14, 2013. (Gene Duncan/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

 

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