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    A couple shows off their newly obtained marriage certificates on Valentine’s Day at the local marriage registration office in Huai’an, Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Celebrating Valentine’s Day in China

It may be a Western festival, but Valentine’s Day has become a big deal for China’s lovers. And for its flower sellers, who make a bucket of money when Feb. 14 rolls around. Despite the nation’s marked decline in marriage rates, the day also proves a popular time for Chinese couples to tie the knot

02.14.2019
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A couple shows off their newly obtained marriage certificates on Valentine’s Day at the local marriage registration office in Huai’an, Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG
Valentine’s Day has become a popular time for couples to get married. Here newlyweds pose for a photo at a marriage registration office in Chongqing on Feb. 14, 2019. Photo: VCG
A flower-grower uses his motorbike to deliver boxes of roses to the Lingnan flower market in Guangzhou on Wednesday in preparation for a Valentine’s Day sale. Photo: VCG
Customers shop at a flower market in Kunming, in southwest China's Yunnan province, on Wednesday. Photo: IC
A woman chooses a rose bouquet at a flower market in Kunming on Wednesday. Photo: IC

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