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Weddings on Valentine's Day from around the world

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Becky Kulak, second from right, of Richfield, Minn., talks on the phone with her new father-in-law after marrying Jeff Kulak, right, as Becky, far left, and Jason Kucera, of Enid, Okla., wait their turn to be married at the Little White Wedding Chapel, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 in Las Vegas. Fewer than 92,000 couples married in or around Sin City last year. The last time the city of drive-through wedding chapels married fewer people, it was 1993. The wedding industry hopes Valentine's Day provides some much needed sizzle, but they aren't betting on it.

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A woman wipes tears from her husband during a mass wedding in Managua, Monday, Feb 14. Around 560 couples got married to commemorate Valentine's Day.

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Michael and Marcia Linley of Fort Collins, Co. sing wedding tunes as they ride Chair 2 to the top of Loveland Ski Area prior to the start of the 20th Annual Marry Me & Ski Free Mountaintop Matrimony on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th in Loveland, Colorado. The mass wedding ceremony was held at noon at 12,050 feet outside of the Ptarmigan Roost Cabin at Loveland. More than 75 couples were pre-registered to get married or renew their vows high on The Continental Divide in this yearly Loveland tradition. Following the ceremony couples were invited to a casual reception complete with a champagne toast, wedding cake and music. The Linleys are avid skiiers and were renewing their vows after 34 years of marriage.

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A couple of newlyweds travel to their home in an urban bus after contracting civil marriage in the so-called "mass weddings" that the Supreme Court holds on the occasion of Valentine's Day, in Managua on Feb. 14. Love swept around the world Monday as the amorous mixed traditional chocolates and roses with new and more determined ways to demonstrate their ardour on Valentine's Day.

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Pamela Lee registers and pays the fee before being married at Cook County's Marriage Court on Valentine's Day Feb. 14, in Chicago, Illinois. Valentine's Day is typically the busiest day of the year for the court.

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Daniel Winchester, a celebrant, looks on after conducting an underwater blessing of Aquarists Kathryn O'Connor and James Oliver on Valentine's Day in the Ocean Reef Display in the London Aquarium in London, on Feb. 14. Winchester conducted the ceremony from the other side of the glass using placards to communicate with the couple. The couple, neither of whom believe in a formal wedding, dressed in wedding finery and breathing apparatus and received their blessing surrounded by giant green sea turtles, cownose rays and shoals of colourful fish.

 

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