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

World | | February 14, 2013, 2:38 pm
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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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A man takes a picture of his daughter posing at a sculpture on display for Valentine's Day at a shopping mall in Beijing.

A man takes a picture of his daughter posing at a sculpture on display for Valentine's Day at a shopping mall in Beijing.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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