Romantics around the world are celebrating Valentine's Day, an occasion named after a Christian saint.
On Valentine's Day, gifts - from inexpensive to extravagant - are given as expressions of love. Here, a Filipino man sells heart-shaped balloons in Manila.
In Gaza, local carnations are the basic flowers on offer because of the Israeli blockade of the territory which has resulted in other flower varieties being kept out.
Iraqi women shop for gifts in a shop in the capital, Baghdad.
With this year's violence in Kenya affecting much of the country, roadblocks and barricades on the streets have made it harder to get flowers to market for Valentine's.
The day is celebrated with flowers in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi...
...while in Shanghai a Chinese man buys a bouquet from a flower seller.
In Japan, chocolate is a favoured gift, and these women take a special chocolate bath at a hot spring resort in Hakone.
However, these protesters in Delhi staged a rally against Valentine's Day, which they describe as an assault on traditional Indian values.