Atlantic City, N.J.
Fifty-nine couples -- both straight and same-sex -- took a gamble on commitment in a mass wedding ceremony today in Atlantic City. The city's Convention and Visitors Authority held a group wedding, civil union and vow renewal at Boardwalk Hall. Wedding officiate Jean Muchanic is shown speaking to the couples, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
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Nicole Stermer and Carolynn Hill of York, P.A., exchange rings during their civil union at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
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Newlyweds Anton and Alina Deschner, from Liederbach, Germany, celebrate Valentine's Day with a kiss under the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip on Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
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Actor/comedian Pauly Shore and Elvis impersonator Roland August join in Oscar and Melissa Sagastume's wedding bliss during the Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr Pepper 24-hour Valentine's Day Wedding Extravaganza in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
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In San Antonio, more than 500 couples were married along the iconic River Walk. More than 6,000 couples have been married at the mass ceremonies over the last 20 years.
Some of the dozens of couples who took part in a Valentine's Day mass wedding on the River Walk take a cruise on a river boat in San Antonio, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008.
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Standing outside on the 86th floor of New York's Empire State Building, Tim Randall, of London, England, left, and his bride Whitney Edwards, of Boston, Mass., share a moment as they pose for photographers after being wed at the Empire State Building and Brides.com Valentine's Day Wedding Event, Thursday Feb. 14, 2008. Randall and Edwards were one of thirteen couples exchanging vows at the event.
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Cristina Sosa, of Perris, Calif., pauses as she waits to walk down the aisle to be wed to Jason Arreguin, unseen, at the Empire State Building and Brides.com Valentine's Day wedding event Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at the Empire State Building in New York. Sosa and Arreguin were one of thirteen couples exchanging vows.
Jackie Rohner and Blake Humphrey of Rock Island, Ill., started their journey together as man and wife after exchanging vows on Valentine's Day on the floor of the 100th Chicago Auto Show. The couple, winners of Dodge's "Journey of a Lifetime" contest, won an all-expense paid wedding and all-new 2009 Dodge Journey, the brand's new crossover vehicle.
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Filipino couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony held at Muntinlupa's town hall, south of Manila, Philippines as they celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday Feb. 14, 2008. At least 230 couples participated in the mass wedding sponsored by the city government.
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Singaporeans Stella Yeo, 26, left, and Javien Lee, 25, right, pose in front of the world's largest observation wheel, called the Singapore Flyer, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Singapore, ahead of their wedding celebration which coincides with Valentine's Day.
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Treneine Doaks, left, and Troy Borrow exchange vows before Judge Mary "KK" Norman, center, during their wedding on Valentine's Day in Algiers, La., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. Norman will perform wedding ceremonies for about a dozen couples on Valentine's Day. It's a tradition Norman and her staff have done every Feb. 14 for more than a decade.
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Killeen Police officers escort two detainees into a courtroom at the Bell County Annex in Killeen, Texas while Anthony and Susana Rivera wait in the hallway so they can be married by Judge Garland K. Potvin, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2008.
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