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25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world

February 14, 2013, 2:38 pm
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • An enterprising housewife shows homemade chocolate bars in wrappers bearing love quotes, which she is selling for Valentine's Day in Manila's Makati financial district February 14, 2013. The wrappers read, "I want you to know that I love you so much. You are on my mind every night, you are very close to my heart, I don't know why. All I know is the minute you try to fool me, bombs will rain on your house!"
    Erik De Castro, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Sculptures in the shape of cows with the words "Happy Valentine's Day" and "Be my Valentine, please" painted on their sides, are pictured at a paddock on the outskirts of the town of Nowra, located 150 km south of Sydney February 10, 2013.
    David Gray, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Couples compete during the "Kiss on the Ice" contest to share the longest kiss on the eve of the Valentine's Day in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk February 13, 2013.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Thai groom Prasit Rangsiyawong (R), 29, kisses his bride Varuttaon Rangsiyawong, 27, during a wedding ceremony ahead of Valentine's Day in Prachin Buri province, east of Bangkok February 13, 2013. Three Thai couples took part in the wedding ceremony arranged by a Thai resort, aimed to strengthen the relationships of the couples by doing fun activities.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Participants Ekkachai Tiranarat, (centre R), 44, kisses Laksana Tiranarat, 33, during an attempt to break the world record for the longest kiss in Pattaya, 90 miles east of Bangkok February 12, 2013. Thai couples locked lips to break the Guinness Record of the world longest continuous kiss ahead of Valentine's Day. Nine couples aimed to continue kissing until Thursday, to break the previous record of 50 hours 25 minutes and 1 second, held by a Thai couple.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Mia, a dog wearing a bridal veil, is licked by another dog Nilo during their symbolic wedding, as part of the upcoming celebrations of Saint Valentine's Day organized by a local municipality in Lima February 10, 2013.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • A computer screen showing a participant's face data after a full-body scan was conducted, is seen during a workshop ahead of Valentine's Day at KS Design Lab in Tokyo February 2, 2013. A chocolate making workshop by KS Design Lab offers classes ahead of Valentine's Day for making personalized gifts, by turning one's face into a chocolate treat for their significant other. Participants of the workshop first scan their faces and edit the data using a computer software. The data is then sent to a 3D printer to produce silicon moulds which chocolate is eventually poured into. The workshop is free of charge and attracted close to 20 participants. Picture taken February 2, 2013.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Mariya Kawae, 30, holds a piece of chocolate made in the shape of her face at a workshop ahead of Valentine's Day in Tokyo February 9, 2013.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • A student of St. Scholastica's College, an all-girls' school, forms a heart-shape, after participating in a mass-dancing to kickoff a global campaign dubbed One Billion Rising on Valentine's Day, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of women and children in various cities in the country danced in the streets, in malls and other places to express support for the One Billion Rising Campaign to end violence against women and children around the world.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Rose Natividad, left, reacts as a singer, hired by her partner who is working for a cruise liner overseas, serenades her as a surprised Valentine's Day gift to her at her office in Manila, Philippines. The unique surprise serenade service, which includes love songs, a cuddly teddy bear, and a video recording of the romance-by-proxy event that is shipped to the client abroad, is played out in restaurants, offices and homes across the Philippines on Valentine's Day.
    Ilya Naymushin, REUTERS
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • A love letter sent to Lyndon Johnson, then a 26-year-old congressional aide, by Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Taylor, then 21, is seen at the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas. For the first time, the entire collection of nearly 100 love letters written between Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson during their 21/2-month courtship in 1934 is being made available to the public, beginning on Valentine's Day.
    Eric Gay, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Sornwich Changtor, left, and Rungnapa Changtor are chased by an actor in pirate costume during a part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand, on the eve of Valentine's Day. Three couples participated in the ceremony.
    Wason Wanichakorn, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • This July 28, 2012 photo provided by Bob MacDuff shows Lindsae MacDuff holding an automatic weapon at the Gun store in Las Vegas after her "shotgun wedding." One Las Vegas shooting range is selling %u201Ctake a shot at love%u201D packages that include 50 submachine gun rounds. Another is offering wedding packages in which the bride and groom can pose with Uzis and ammunition belts. And a third invites lovebirds to renew their vows and shoot a paper cutout zombie in the face.
    Bob MacDuff, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Tourists pose for photographs beside a floral portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by British florist Joseph Massie during a promotional display for the media to coincide with Valentine's Day tomorrow, in Trafalgar Square. The piece, showing the couple after they were engaged, was made from 1,830 flowers and took 150 hours to make.
    Matt Dunham, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • In this February 7, 2013 photo, chocolate high heels made by master chocolatier Andrea Pedraza are lined up at her shop in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Florists and chocolate makers are working around the clock for the busy season - Valentine's Day. Pedraza's most well known creations are chocolate pumps done in the style of Christian Louboutin shoes.
    LM Otero, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • A man takes a picture of his daughter posing at a sculpture on display for Valentine's Day at a shopping mall in Beijing.
    Andy Wong, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • In this February 7, 2013 photo, chocolate high heels made by master chocolatier Andrea Pedraza are lined up at her shop in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Florists and chocolate makers are working around the clock for the busy season - Valentine's Day. Pedraza's most well known creations are chocolate pumps done in the style of Christian Louboutin shoes.
    LM Otero, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Maddalena, 88, and Fortunato Corso, 89, a Bensonhurst couple married 72 years prepare for Valentine's Day with a kiss at home in New York. n Thursday they'll be honored by Brooklyn borough President Marty Markowitz in a celebration of couples married 50 years or more. The Corso's, who met as teenagers in Calabria, Italy, and married February 4, 1941, have seven children, three girls and four boys.
    Kathy Willens, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Sopon Tapoatong, left, and his bride Chutuma Tapoatong swing out on a rappelling rope as part of an adventure themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand, on the eve of Valentine's Day.
    Wason Wanichakorn, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • This January 17, 2013 photo shows a handmade Valentine's Day card appropriate for those who find the usual hearts and flowers too lovey-dovey, in Concord, NH Made with just two ingredients, Metamucil and water, this homemade "slime" is a fun, non-toxic alternative to candy.
    Holly Ramer, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • In this February 7, 2013 photo, master chocolatier Andrea Pedraza shows off her chocolate shoes and other treats at her shop in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. Florists and chocolate makers are working around the clock for the busy season - Valentine's Day. Pedraza's most well known creations are chocolate pumps done in the style of Christian Louboutin shoes.
    LM Otero, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Prasit Rangsitwong, left, and Varutton Rangsitwong run away from a giant flower ball as a part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand on the eve of Valentine's Day.
    Wason Wanichakorn, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Chutuma Tapoatong, left, and Sopon Tapoatong try to run away from a giant flower ball as a part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand, on the eve of Valentine's Day. Three couples participated in the ceremony.
    Wason Wanichakorn, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Varutton Rangsitwong, left, and Prasit Rangsitwong jump into the water during a part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand on the eve of Valentine's Day. Three couples participated in the ceremony.
    Wason Wanichakorn, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • Ekkachai Tiranarat, center, and Laksana Tiranarat walk to the restroom during the World's Longest Continuous Kiss Competition in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand, February 14, 2013. The event was held in an attempt to break the Guinness world record and to celebrate Valentine's Day.
    Sakchai Lalit, AP Photo
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world
  • 25 weird ways to celebrate Valentine's Day around the world