In pictures: Valentine's Day Celebrations Around the World

Feb 14, 2018, 16:51 IST
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    Couples wait in line to register their marriage on Valentine's Day at the central post office in the Bang Rak, or "Love Village", district in Bangkok. All pics/AFP

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    A newlywed couple poses for photos on Valentine's Day at the central post office in the Bang Rak, or "Love Village", district in Bangkok

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    A Pakistani vendor prepares heart-shaped balloons for sale on a street on Valentine's Day in Islamabad on February 14, 2018. Pakistan's media regulator has warned television channels and radio stations to refrain from promoting Valentine's Day after a court banned celebrations last year. Valentine's Day is increasingly popular among younger Pakistanis, with many taking up the custom of giving cards, chocolates and gifts to their sweethearts to mark the occasion.

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    An Afghan vendor decorates the area around his shop with flowers to be sold to celebrate Valentine's Day in Kabul. In conservative Afghanistan, many Afghans are unaware of or don't mark Valentine's Day, but younger generations in urban areas are celebrating the day despite restriction

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    A vendor sitting on a motorbike sells heart-shaped balloons at a flower market on Valentine's Day in Manila

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    A woman gives away flowers to passers-by for Valentine's Day in the financial business district of Raffles Place in Singapore on Valentine's Day

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    Children walk down the street with flowers during Valentine's Day in the financial business district of Raffles Place in Singapore

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    Merchandise for Valentine's Day is on display at a supermarket in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2018

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    A couple takes selfies with a Valentine's Day display at the central post office in the Bang Rak, or "Love Village", district in Bangkok

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    USA's Alexa Scimeca Knierim holds a Valentine's Day note that came with a stuffed toy after she and partner USA's Chris Knierim competed in the pair skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 14, 2018

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    A newlywed couple kisses aboard the Manly ferry in front of Australia's Opera House in Sydney on February 14, 2018 during an event organised by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) as a Valentine’s Day promotion.

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From Kabul to Sydney, here is how cities across the world are celebrating Valentine's Day

 

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