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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 26 February 2021

Valentine's Day: 16 heartwarming pictures of people celebrating around the world

From Palestine to Poland, this is how couples are choosing to mark February 14

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and various stages of lockdowns across numerous nations, people still came together to celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday.

From Palestine to Poland, and from an international cat exhibition in Russia to an elephant ride in Thailand, couples around the globe have come up with increasingly creative ways to mark February 14.

Take a look through the gallery above to see more of how people are celebrating across the world.

See pictures from a mass civil wedding ceremony that took place at a school in Quezon City in the Philippines, as couples tied the knot donning medical visors and other personal protective equipment.

Elsewhere, street vendors are spotted on the streets in Kabul, Afghanistan to Kampala, Uganda, handing out red flowers to heart-shaped balloons.

Meanwhile, in the UAE, customers at Abu Dhabi's Souk Planet were given a single red rose to mark the occasion.

While the origins of the day may still be unknown, its ability to bring people together, no matter what else may be going on in their lives, can still be felt.

Updated: February 15, 2021 08:07 AM

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