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11-11-11 brings hopes of good luck

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A bridal couple leaves the town hall after their marriage in Cologne, Germany, on November 11. The carnival season kicks off in Germany on the same day.

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Miko and Billy Tsang of Hong Kong walk down the steps of Victoria's State Parliament after being married in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 11. Thousands of couples around the country have chosen the auspicious date of 11.11.11 to marry, believing it will bring them good luck.

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A general view shows newlywed couples during a mass wedding ceremony at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Nov. 11.

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Place your bets! Tie the knot! Make a wish! Friday is the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, and around the country, many people are planning to mark the triple convergence of 11s with a splash, hoping it will bring them good fortune or at least amuse them for a day.

Marjaneh Peyrovan, who just moved to New York, plans to buy 11 lottery tickets (each, of course, including the number 11). She will check out apartments she has been eyeing. And precisely at 11:11 a.m., she will walk into the office of Diane von Furstenberg, the fashion designer for whom she has long dreamed of working. Continue reading.