February 12, 2011 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

Kirk Douglas and Jane Simmons, Spartacus 1959
Richard C. Miller: Kirk Douglas and Jane Simmons' Double, Spartacus 1959

The Kiss, Grand Central Station, NYC
Ernst Haas: The Kiss, Grand Central Station, NY, 1958

Berlin Kiss, Berlin, 1996
Harry Benson: Berlin Kiss, 1996

Image #1 for HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2011
Mick Rock: Lou Reed and David Bowie, Cafe Royal, London, 1973

Jean Harlow kissing Robert Taylor,
Ted Allen: Jean Harlow kissing Robert Taylor, 1937

Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England. (History.com)

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