In pictures: Valentine's Day 2012
February 14, 2012
A Thai teenage girl prays with joss sticks and offering red roses to worship Trimurti Shrine, the god of love to mark Valentine's Day in Bangkok, Thailand, 14 February 2012. The shrine has also known as Lover's Shrine which Thai people believe that those???
A cyclist transports heart shaped balloons for sale to those marking Valentines Day in Beijing, China. Although China has its own traditional festival celebrating lovers the commercial drive behind the western style of celebrating St Valentine's Day has f???
Iranian women look at Valentine's Day gifts on display in a shop window in Tehran on February 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE
Newly introduced couples are given five minutes to talk to each potential partner at the summit of the Sydney Tower on February 14, 2012. Standing at 260 metres above street level, Sydney’s highest viewing platform, a total of 14 singles search for a lo???
Sydneysiders Katrina Aplitt (L) and Cameron McCloughan (R) take their wedding vows at dawn on Valentine's Day on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. More than 4000 couples have become engaged and 20 weddings have taken place on the summit of the iron arch???
A man carries a large teddy bear and a rose on a street in Shanghai on February 14, 2012. Valentine's Day is a holiday observed on February 14 honouring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS
Indonesian Muslim women hold banners that read "Honourable by wearing veil" and "No Valentine's day" during a protest against Valentine's day in Malang, East Java on February 14, 2012. Conservative Indonesian Islamic groups denounced Valentine's Day, say???
Indian women members of right-wing Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) set fire to an effigy representing Valentine's day during a protest to denounce Valentine's Day in Hyderabad on February 14, 2012. The BJP and right-wing hindu groups strongly oppose Valenti???
Thai couples wait to register for their marriage certificates as part of Valentine's Day celebrations in Bangkok February 14, 2012. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom
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. ???
A Kenyan woman sells a bouquet of red roses to a customer for celebrations of Valentine's Day at a flower market in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
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 February 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Penguin biologist Brooke Weinstein gives Howard, an African penguin, a valentine heart written by visitors to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Newly married couple Nonilon and Concepcion Elizalde kiss following a mass wedding sponsored by the city of Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Valentine's Day Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. More than 300 couples, all residents of the city, tied the knot ???
A hand-written original manuscript by Elizabeth Barrett Browning of the epic poem "Aurora Leigh," is held by Mariana Oller, Wellesley College associate curator of special collections at the Margaret Clapp Library. Beginning Valentine's Day Feb. 14, 2012 ???
An Iranian man buys a gift during Valentine's day shopping at a shop in Tehran February 13, 2012. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi
Reungsit Maksornteerachote, a 60-year old Thai groom, and his bride Ananya Ngarmarom, 50, right, get the blessing from a well-wisher during a mass wedding held to celebrate St. Valentine's Day in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Apic???