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Heart-shaped balloons -- a universal sign of love for Valentine's Day

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A man is silhouetted as he fills heart shaped balloons with helium while waiting for customers on Valentine's Day in Islamabad, Pakistan on Feb. 14.

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An Albanian man delivers flowers by motorcycle as part of the Valentine's Day celebrations in Tirana, Albania, Feb. 14. Traditionally a western holiday, Valentine's Day is now being celebrated in Albania where most people are Muslim.

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A woman fixes red heart-shaped balloons on a fence on Feb. 14 in Berlin.

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A vendor rides his bicycle laden with heart-shaped balloons down a street in Beijing on Feb. 14. Beijing's Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau were anticipating over 4,000 couples would be showing up at registry offices around the city to tie the knot this Valentine's Day, which is being considered particularly auspicious as it falls in the Chinese lunar year of the dragon.

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An Indian man waits for customers as he sells balloons for Valentine's Day at a market in New Delhi, India, Feb. 14.

Looking at all the photos moving on the wires this morning, I was struck by how many photos of heart-shaped balloons there were and from all over the world. Will you be giving a heart-shaped balloon to your loved one this Valentine's Day?

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