People across the world, including here in Jakarta, Indonesia, are celebrating Valentine's Day, named after the Christian patron saint for lovers.
In Thailand, a mass wedding ceremony - involving nearly 30 couples - was staged in the capital, Bangkok.
Traditional Thai dancers performed before the ceremony.
In China, a kissing contest proved to be an instant hit in the south-western city of Chengdu.
In the Philippines, some 100 couples exchanged their vows at a ceremony on the western island of Palawan. The newlyweds also planted mangrove saplings.
Boys in the Indian town of Shimla came up with a novel idea to express their feelings.
Even blizzards could not spoil the day for these two women in Russia's far-eastern city of Vladivostok.
The festivities - which have gained popularity in Pakistan in recent years - were denounced as un-Islamic by protesters in the city of Karachi.