Friday, February 17, 2006

Valentine's Day

A member of the Hindu Jagrana Vedike, or Forum for Hindu Awareness, shouts slogans and burns a poster at a protest against Valentines Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. Hard-line Hindu groups who say they are fighting western influences threatened Monday to beat up young couples who exchange Valentines Day cards or gifts. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
Activists from the hardline Hindu group,Shiv Sena, burn Valentine's Day cards in the eastern Indian City of Kolkata, February 14,2006.The protesters condemned Valentine's Day for eroding traditional Indian culture in the country. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw
A view of Brussels' Atomium a few hours before its official reopening after a two-year renovation. The Atomium managers chose Valentine's Day as the backdrop to unveil the newly-polished structure, which from the top offers lingering lovers spectacular views over the Belgian capital(AFP/BELGA/Mark Renders)

Valentine's stroll : A couple walks by heart-shaped balloon street vendor in downtown Sofia. (AFP/Valentina Petrova)

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