A young couple with face masks kisses goodbye at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.

AP Photo/Michael Probst

Participants attend the Kissing marathon in Minsk, Belarus. Twenty four pairs were given sixty minutes to show the jury any possible way to kiss in their fight for the grand prize - a romantic trip to the sea island.

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Participants attend the Kissing marathon in Minsk, Belarus. Twenty four pairs were given sixty minutes to show the jury any possible way to kiss in their fight for the grand prize - a romantic trip to the sea island.

AP Photo/Sergei Grits

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi being garlanded and kissed by an elederly party workers during an election campaign rally in Lal Dungri village of Valsad district.

PTI Photo/Santosh Hirlekar

He badmouthed Barack Obama in shocking language, ran an election campaign promising to mur­der drug peddlers (and made good on it) and hab­­i­­tually disses women. Maybe, Philippine Pre­si­dent Rodrigo Duterte, 73, felt kissing an aud­­ience member at an event for Filipinos in Seoul would airbrush his image. Fat chance. Shrill cries followed.

In this photo taken from video, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte leans in to kiss a Filipino worker at the podium during a townhall-style meeting with overseas Filipino workers in Seoul, South Korea.

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A woman reacts as her friend takes up the offer of a free kiss, following a "kiss-a-thon" to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, in the Alameda park in central Mexico City.

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Couples kiss during a "kiss-a-thon" to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, in the Alameda park in central Mexico City. A few dozen people participated in the brief kiss-a-thon, while others held signs offering free kisses and hugs.

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Runners kiss during a mass wedding and vowel renewal before the start of the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, in Las Vegas.


U.S. President Donald Trump, center left, kisses first lady Melania Trump as they arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. Trump arrived here on the second leg of his five-nation Asian tour and will hold a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Republican presidential Candidate Donald Trump gives his running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana a kiss as they shake hands after Pence's acceptance speech during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

A couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania.

AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis

Beat The Censors The Cary Grant-Ingrid Bergman kissing scene from Hitchcock’s Notorious involved many little breaks.

The 1896 clip, The Kiss Between May Irwin and John Rice

Kyle Blessing, of Chesapeake hugs his fiancee, Petty Officer 2nd Class Sophie Mulkey, as Petty Officer 2nd Class Dan Ravo, of Norfolk, kisses his girlfriend, Kelly Rancier, alongside the guided-missile destroyer McFaul after returning to Norfolk Naval Station, from an eight-month deployment in Norfolk, Va.

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Two mourners kiss outside the Bataclan concert hall, which was a site of last Friday's attacks, adorned with a banner reading "Freedom is a monument which can not be destroyed", in Paris, France.

AP Photo/Peter Dejong

When He’s 84 It’s an ‘item’ worthy of the late News of the World. This is Jerry Hall, supermodel and famous wife, and Rupert Murdoch, moghul. Their clinch at the Rugby WC final in London definitely proves that love is ageless.


Jie Quan, second from right, of China, dips Juan Wang, also of China, as they pose for family members in front of the sculpture "Unconditional Surrender, in San Diego. The sculpture by Seward Johnson is inspired by Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day.

AP Photo/ Gregory Bull

Dilip Kumar gets a kiss from his wife Saira Banu after being discharged from Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai

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At the 'Kiss of Love' event held at JNU Campus, New Delhi.

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People kiss each other to express support to the 'Kiss of Love’ campaign near the RSS headquarters in New Delhi.

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"Kiss of Love" (campaign against moral policing) activists (R) and Hindu activists (L) argue outside RSS headquarters, in New Delhi.

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A supporter of 'Kiss of Love' being arrested during a rally in Kochi.

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At the 'Kiss of Love' protest rally, in Kochi.

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Oganisers of the controversial 'Kiss of Love' event were today taken into custody as they tried to march to the Marine drive grounds in Kochi.


Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party,PT, blows a kiss during a press conference, in Brasilia, Brazil.

AP Photo/ Eraldo Peres

Bruno Soares, left, and Sania Mirza kiss the championship trophy after defeating Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the mixed doubles final of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.


The Bryan Cranston-Julia Louis-Dreyfus kiss has made headlines, which happened when he stopped her on her way to collecting her award from the stage.

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Ukrainian people kiss the new bell and pray near it, before it is lifted into place, set in the main bell tower of the golden domed Orthodox Monastery of Caves in Kiev. The bell weighs 7,150 kilograms and is decorated with a unique decor, made in Ukraine.

AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Kiss And Show Surveen she is called and she stars in Hate Story 2. Everything else, as is shown, flows directly from the TV assembly line. Hope her first onscreen kiss shows her in the best possible light.

Germany's Thomas Mueller blows a kiss as he celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In a dramatic blitz, Germany were leading 5-0 in the first 30 minutes itself.

AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Brazilian supporters kiss before the World Cup round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Sanjaya Baru
The H.Y. Sharada Prasad Medallion for ‘The book I won’t be reading’ to Sanjaya Baru, for crafting a kiss-and-tell collection of high-end PMO gossip from the lowly perch of a media advisor.

Illustration by Sorit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai, left, and Sinclair Treadway kiss each other after they were announced officially married during a wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall in London, minutes into Saturday. They got married just after midnight Friday, when the act legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

A man exchanges a kiss with a tiger during the Award Gala evening of the 38th International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo in Monaco.

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At the Life Ok Screen Awards in Mumbai, the paparazzi caught Amitabh Bachchan and wife Jaya Bachchan stealing a kiss right after the former won the life-time achievement award.

Buddhist monks hold placards at a protest against General Secretary of Maha Bodhi Society of India D. Rewath Thero in Bodhgaya. Thero has been sucked into a controversy after a video emerged on You Tube purportedly showing him engaged in a kiss with a woman.

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Kiss marks left by supporters of Venezuela's former President Hugo Chavez cover a photograph of him hanging on a wall near a book store during the annual book fair in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez's coffin remains at the Caracas military museum since Friday, while authorities decide its final resting place.

AP Photo/ Fernando Llano

Relatives hold photographs of Pamella Lopes, who died in a nightclub fire, as they stand a public square near the nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazi. A fast-moving fire roared through the crowded, windowless Kiss nightclub in this southern Brazilian city early Sunday, killing more than 230 people. Many of the victims were under 20 years old, including some minors.

AP Photo/ Felipe Dana

Relatives of victims react as they wait for news in front of the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. According to police more than 200 died in the devastating nightclub fire in southern Brazil. Officials say the fire broke out at the club while a band was performing.

AP Photo/ Ronald Mendes-Agencia RBS

A man carries an injured victim of a fire at the Kiss club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

AP Photo/Agencia RBS

President Barack Obama blows a kiss as he and first lady Michelle Obama walk on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House in the Inauguration Parade during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington.

AP Photo/ Charles Dharapak

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives a kiss from a supporter as she visits Kaw Hmu where she won a parliament seat during the April by-election in Yangon, Myanmar.

AP Photo/Khin Maung Win

President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama kiss after the third presidential debate at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida.

AP Photo/ Pool-Michael Reynolds

Stolen kisses in a flurry of moustaches: A California sea lion and a walrus kiss each other during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo.

AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye

Revelers kiss each other during the annual "Tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain.

AP Photo/Alberto Saiz

This photo combination shows a sequence of President Barack Obama kissing first lady Michelle Obama while being shown on the large in-house video screen for the "Kiss Cam," as they watch the second half of an Olympic men's exhibition basketball game between Team USA and Brazil, in Washington. Team USA won 80-69.

AP Photos/ Alex Brandon

Wesley Korir, left, and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, kiss the winner's trophy after winning the men's and women's divisions of the 116th Boston Marathon in Boston.

AP Photo/ Charles Krupa

Nontawat Jaroengsornsinpose left and his partner Thanakorn Sittiamthong, right, kiss on their way to winning the World's Longest Continuous Kiss contest with a new record of 50 hours 25 mins 01, in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand.

AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

Laksana Tiranara, left, takes an energy drink while kissing her husband Akechai Tiranarat during the World's Longest Continuous Kiss Competition in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand. The event was held in an attempt to break the Guinness world record and to celebrate St. Valentine's Day.

AP Photo/ Sakchai Lalit

Thai-Swedish couple William Timhede, 23, left, and Napatsawan Timhede, 39, kiss as they hang on sling wire in a show known as a "flying wedding" as part of an adventure-themed wedding ceremony in Prachinburi province, Thailand on the eve of Valentine's Day.


Barefoot Catholic devotees jostle to kiss the cross being borne by the wooden statue of the Black Nazarene as they gather at the Rizal Park during it's annual festival in Manila, Philippines. More than 3 million devotees paraded the charred Christ statue, believed to have healing powers, through the Philippine capital despite a warning from President Benigno Aquino III that terrorists might target the gathering.

AP Photo/ Bullit Marquez

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, plants a kiss on the hand of Miss World 2011 Ivian Sarcos after their meeting at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela.

AP Photo/ Fernando Llano

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, right, gets a kiss from Sandi Myint Lwin, a Myanmar Hip Hop singer, during a concert and fund raising fair organized by her National League for Democracy at Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar on Friday set parliamentary by-elections for April 1, scheduling a highly anticipated vote that will return the NLD to mainstream politics after two decades.


Microscopia Much of the focus prior to THE royal wedding lay on Kate Middleton’s lack of pedigree. If anything, the spotlight only served to underscore her class. A kiss later and the glare on the Duchess of Cambridge just got brighter. Will the grace match up?

Reuters (From Outlook, January 09, 2012)

Pearl Harbor survivor Nolan Albarado reacts as a member of the Andrews Sisters styled group 'The Victory Belles' gives him a kiss on his cheek at a ceremony observing the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Kennedy Center Honoree Yo-Yo Ma shares a kiss with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department following a dinner and reception for the Kennedy Center honorees in Washington.


People walk past Benetton's "Unhate" campaign at a shop in Paris, France


People walk past Benetton's "Unhate" campaign poster at a shop in Paris, France. This isn’t the first time Benetton has stirred controversy. In the past its ads have depicted a nun kissing a priest and parents grieving over a man dying of AIDS.

AP Photo/Michel Euler

President Obama kissing Chinese President Hu Jintao. "Paramount Leader of the People’s Republic of China - President of the USA." The Benetton press release seeks to put a very lofty aim to the photos dubbed sensationalist by many: The new campaign, the creation of the Foundation and the other initiatives of the UNHATE project reflect Benetton's wish to drive the desire for participation and change that animates the world's citizens, and especially the young, inviting them to play an active, central role in its initiatives, particularly through the internet, social media and other digital applications. This marks a further step forward in Benetton's communications, which elicit intervention and action from everybody, in the name of an "expanded", open democracy, without physical, political, social or ideological boundaries.


"Shockvertising"? Benetton's latest ads -- part of its "Unhate" campaign -- featuring world leaders kissing each other on the mouth, unveiled in major cities, including New York, Milan and Paris, have created a furore, The Vatican has threatened legal action to stop the distribution of the photo montage featuring the pope and Ahmed el Tayeb, the head of Cairo's Al Azhar institution. Benetton has quickly removed ads in Italy showing Pope Benedict XVI in a tight clasp with the imam, in the doctored photo.


President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama kiss on stage at a DNC fundraiser at Gotham Hall in New York.

AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Galina Voskoboeva, of Kazakhstan, blows a kiss to the crowd after defeating Maria Sharapova, of Russia, at the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament in Toronto.


Maria Sharapova of Russia blows a kiss hand to the crowd after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in the fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sharapova won in two sets 7-6, 7-5.

AP Photo/ Christophe Ena

Pope Benedict XVI is given an infant to kiss as he is driven through the crowd during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito

Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives his wife Laureen a kiss as they arrive on stage in Calgary, Alberta. Harper won his coveted majority government in elections in Canada.


The crowd stands in front of Buckingham Palace, waiting for a kiss between Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Dutchess of Cambridge, druring the Royal Wedding in London.

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Besse Cooper, 114, right, receives a kiss from her grandson, during a ceremony in which Guinness World Records recognizes her as the word's oldest living person, at the nursing home where she lives, in Monroe, Georgia.

AP Photo/ John Amis

Indian nationals, who were arrested by Pakistani authorities on charges of violating maritime and land boundaries, kiss the soil as they arrive at Attari-Wagah border, about 35 kms from Amritsar, after their release from Pakistani prisons.

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India's Sharath Kamal Achanta, left, and Subhajit Sahathe kiss the gold medals they won in the men's table tennis doubles during the Commonwealth Games at the Yamuna Sports Complex in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Newly married couples kiss during a mass wedding on the auspicious day of Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. 163 Taiwanese couples were married during the mass ceremony in Taipei at 9:09 am, the ninth day of the ninth month of the 99th year since the current Taiwanese state was founded. The word for nine in Chinese sounds exactly like the word for longevity, so there was clearly method in the decision of the Taipei city authorities to organise the nine-nine-nine-nine-nine-nine nuptials when they did.

AP Photo/Wally Santana

Relatives of the eight Hong Kong tourists who were killed in the tourist bus hostage crisis, kiss the ground near the bullet-riddled tourist bus during a Buddhist ceremony at Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines. The Chinese authorities demanded answers from the Philippines on Tuesday after a 12-hour hostage drama in the heart of Manila ended with eight Hong Kong tourists and their Filipino hostage-taker dead following a day of botched negotiations.

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

German fans kiss each other prior to the World Cup group D soccer match between Germany and Australia at the stadium in Durban, South Africa.

AP Photo/Gero Breloer

Actress Charlize Theron blows a kiss to the cameras during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals in Los Angeles on June 3

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Sanjay Dutt, Amar Singh and Natwar Singh during an event in Noida. A local court today summoned Sanjay Dutt on April 24 in the case filed against him for his 'jadoo ki jhappi and pappi' (magical hug and kiss) remark on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati during last year's Lok Sabha elections.

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Fans kiss the waxwork of British actor Robert Pattinson as it is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in central London.

AP Photo/Joel Ryan

Art with a Twist AUSTRIAN artist Gustav Klimt is the inspiration for the latest Rohit Chawla calendar for the Bird Group. Titled ‘The Sequel’, it features Chitrangada Singh in ‘Adele Boch Bauer’ and Ayesha Thapar in ‘Der Kiss’. Serious calendar art, no models in bikinis....

Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock kiss as they tie for the award of best actress on stage at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles. Sandra loved locking lips with Meryl Streep and now hopes the actresses can kiss again, this time on the big screen.

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

In this photo distributed by the press office of Tierra del Fuego government, Alex Freyre, right, and his partner Jose Maria Di Bello, both HIV positive, kiss after getting married at the civil registry in Ushuaia, southern Argentina. The couple's union is the first gay marriage in Latin America.

AP Photo/Government of Tierra del Fuego

Carnival goers kiss, as they celebrate the start of the carnival season in Cologne, Germany, where many of those celebrating wore masks to protect themselves against swine flu. The motto of the season in Cologne is: "Kissed in Cologne".

AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz

French artist Thierry Noir from Lyon, who lives in Berlin, presents his artwork "Don't kiss the wall, it's a crocodile" on a fragment of the Berlin Wall in the Josef-Haubrich-Hall of Arts in Cologne, western Germany. He is the Wall's first painter. He began his fresco in 1984, and it soon took on gigantic proportions. He had to work fast and at night to avoid detection by border guards. 39 international artists present their work on fragments of the Berlin Wall in the exhibition "1983 - Berlin Wall - Art for Europe in Motion" from June 17 to August 26, 2001.

Hermann J. Knippertz/ AP

Palestinian brothers Wassem, right and Mohammed, watch their sister Basma, kiss their slain father, Monier Abu Musa, at their family house before his burial in Gaza City. Monier Abu Musa was shot by Israeli troops after a Palestinian threw a hand grenade at an Israeli jeep, an Israeli Defense Force spokeperson said. Five Israeli soldiers were wounded in the attack.

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A sequined bustier is modeled over embroidered jeans during the Lane Bryant show featuring plus size fashions in New York. The legendary rock band KISS gave a live performance throughout the runway show, which kicked off New York Fashion Week.

Robert Mecea/ AP

14 FebruarySome 5,100 couples kiss each other at the strike of midnight on Saturday February 14 along the stretch of Roxas Blvd in Manila as part of the celebration of Valentine's Day. The event broke the current record holder Chile and placed the country in the Guinness Book of World Records.

AP Photo/Pat Roque

Israeli women kiss while dancing to music as they participate in the annual gay-pride celebration in Tel Aviv.

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

US Postal Service team leader and five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong leans from the podium to kiss his girlfriend and pop singer Sheryl Crow after winning the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Valreas, southern France, and Villard-de-Lans, French Alps. Armstrong is on the brink of becoming the only man in the history of the sport to win Tour de France six times in consecutive years.

AP Photo/Christophe Ena

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and his Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia kiss each other following their cabinet meeting in Arafat's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prime Minister withdrew his resignation ending a two-week deadlock after a dispute over who controls Palestinian security and intelligence forces. Arafat has now agreed to hand over the police forces to Qurei who had tendered his resignation 10 days ago. Gaza saw a wave of Palestinian fighting and kidnaps as factions of Arafat's Fatah movement vied for control.

AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

A couple kiss during a protest against eating meat by the animal rights group PETA in Barcelona's central Las Ramblas street. The sign in the background reads "Vegetarians Make Better Lovers".

AP Photo/EFE¤ Toni Garriga

Serena Williams of the United States blows a kiss after defeating Amelie Mauresmo of France in their women's singles quarter-final match at the Rod Laver Arena in the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Williams won the match, 6-2, 6-2.

AP Photo/Rick Stevens

Italy's Paolo Savoldelli receives the traditional kiss by the race hostesses after he retained the overall leader's pink jersey at the end of the 17th stage of the Giro, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Limone Piemonte, in the Italian Alps.

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Reason #21. Because he was swift, agile -- and could duck. "This is a farewell kiss, you dog! This is the end!" That is what the famous shoe-chucker yelled, as he flung a shoe at Bush.  But clearly, that was not the end. For soon came the other shoe, hurled once again with full might: "This is from the widows, the orphans, and those who were killed in Iraq!"  But Bush showed characteristic agility both times and ducked successfully.  "All I can report is it is a size 10," he was to quip later. More here.


Good News? Bad News? A nationwide ban on smoking in public places brought cheer to most and gloom to some OK to be gay? The health ministry is cool but the home ministry said it can "open the floodgates of delinquent behaviour and be misconstrued as providing unbridled licence for homosexual acts" In January, the Supreme Court validated long-term live-in relationships as marriage. But the amendment had its critics The Kalka-Shimla Railway was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. As we were composing this list, came the news that one person was killed and seven injured when a holiday special train derailed on the Kalka-Shimla rail line, on its first trip of the season And when Junoon performed in Sri Nagar earlier in the year, there were critics, but all those Amarnath troubles seemed so far away... Also See: You May Kiss The Groom

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A kiss from mother to make Ozu smile. He's sulking, he's just been told his birthday will be a quiet affair.

A piece of festival gymnastics draws remarkable agility from Sharon Stone as she stoops to snatch a kiss from Richard Gere at the Berlinale Film Festival.

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The Kiss
Should be banned, these angrezi adaas, until Punjab da puttar Mika learns how to mmoowaah hot ladies with cleavage and Aishwarya learns to fake it decorously, without scandalising the middle class. And power ladies Vasundhararaje and Kiran Shaw are allowed to buss without raising a million eyebrows.

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Ricky Ponting blows a kiss to fans after scoring a double century. He went on to make 242 as Australia piled on 556 on the second day.

AP Photo / Rob Griffith

'I bet they didn't tell you that was in the gift bag,' Adrien Brody explained his dramatic kiss with Halle Berry after winning for best actor.

Kevork Djansezian / AP

KUSUM RAI Kalyan Singh's 'friend'Lucknow (Central)
Kusum Rai, whom many regard as having been the kiss of death for former UP CM Kalyan Singh's political career, says her victory will be a poke in the eye for Rajnath Singh. The Rashtriya Kranti Party is ready for post-electoral pow-wows with any party but the BJP, adds the lady whose word was once law in UP.

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A man holds a shoe during a demonstration calling for the release of the Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi (inset), in Gaza City, Iraq. Zeidi, who is currently being held by the Iraqi forces, threw his shoes at President George W Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, yelling, "This is a farewell kiss, you dog." According to Durgham, Zeidi’s brother, the journalist has a broken arm and ribs after being struck by Iraqi security agents.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008
On his 'farewell' visit to Iraq as US President, George W Bush had an unusual 'encounter' when an Iraqi journalist hurled a pair of shoes at him, at a media conference he was about to address with Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad. Bush ducked with remarkable agility and was not hurt.  "This is a farewell kiss, you dog," the reporter, later identified as television correspondent Muntadar al-Zeidi, yelled in Arabic. "This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq."  "All I can report is a size 10," Bush joked later. Bush, who ducked both throws, said he has seen a lot of weird things during his eight-year-long Presidency and that he would term the latest incident as "one of the weirdest". "And it was amusing. I mean, I've seen a lot of weird things during my presidency and this may rank up there as one of the weirdest. So this happens and it's a sign of a free society," Bush said. "But I'm not insulted. I don't hold it against the government. I don't think the Iraqi press corps as a whole is terrible. And so, the guy wanted to get on TV and he did. I don't know what his beef is. But whatever it is I'm sure somebody will hear it," the US President told ABC channel.