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    A newlywed couple shows off their marriage registration certificates Monday at a civil affairs bureau in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: In China, May 20 Is Also Valentine’s Day

Many couples in China choose to get married on May 20 for the simple reason that if you say the numbers 5-2-0 in Chinese, it sort of sounds like the phrase ‘I love you.’ Getting married on that day also makes for great photo fodder

05.20.2019
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A couple registers for marriage at the Civil Affairs Bureau in Shapingba district of Chongqing on Monday. Photo: IC Photo
Many Chinese couples queue up Monday to get married at the district’s civil affairs bureau. Photo: IC Photo
A newlywed couple shows off their marriage registration certificates Monday at a civil affairs bureau in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: VCG
A newlywed couple signs a signature wall at the civil affairs bureau in Tongxiang, Zhejiang province. The local civil affairs department also joined hands in the figurative sense with volunteer organizations to hold a special certificate ceremony for couples on Monday. Photo: VCG
Many young people queue up in the morning to register for marriage at Tongxiang’s civil affairs bureau. Photo: IC Photo
Many Chinese couples wait at the civil affairs bureau in Handan, Hebei province, to register to marriage. Photo: VCG
Many couples register for marriage at the civil affairs bureau in Weifang, Shandong province. Photo: IC Photo

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Gallery: In China, May 20 Is Also Valentine’s Day