In pictures: Middle East celebrates Valentine's Day

Shops selling bouquets of flowers and gifts on Valentine's day in Istanbul, Iraq, Yemen, Syria and elsewhere.
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A Yemeni man buys a bouquet of flowers on Valentine's Day in the capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2017. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Syrian woman checks a shop selling Valentine's day gifts in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli on February 13, 2017. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Yemeni woman shops on Valentine's Day in the capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2017. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A stall owner helps a customer choose a bunch of flowers to celebrate Valentine's Day at a flower stall in Taksim square on February 14, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Getty Images)
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Members from the 'Rebirth Generation', an internet born group of Iraqi youths who are trying to revive the embattled city of Mosul, pose for a photo as they organise an event to mark Valentine's Day at a school in the eastern part of Mosul on February 14, 2017. Valentine's Day returnedto the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren. (STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman prepares a bunch of roses for a customer celebrating Valentine's Day at a flower stall in Taksim square on February 14, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Getty Images)
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Yemeni women shop on Valentine's Day in the capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2017. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A stall owner helps a customer choose a bunch of flowers to celebrate Valentine's Day at a flower stall in Taksim square on February 14, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Getty Images)
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Yemeni vendors arrange roses at a shop on Valentine's Day in the capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2017. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Yemeni vendor sells balloons on a street on Valentine's Day in the capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2017. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Yemeni vendors arrange bouquets of flowers at a shop on Valentine's Day in the capital Sanaa, on February 14, 2017. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)