Intimacy of Kisses From Around The World…

Kiss – one of the most intimate human manifestations. Kissing can express a whole range of human emotions. Kiss can say hello, to reassure, to express joy and above all, to demonstrate the love. We offer you a selection of photographs depicting a variety of kisses – kisses of meeting, parting, playful kisses, respectful kisses, friendly kisses, kisses of joy, public displays of affection, and of course, kissing, being merely an expression of tender feelings…Check out the intimacy of kisses from around the world…

1. A tourist poses for a “classic” pictures with the Sphinx in the valley of the pyramids of Giza in Cairo, October 19, 2011. (Reuters / Jamal Saidi)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (1)  2. Loving couple kissing, standing under a tree in Central Park on a warm spring day in New York, March 22, 2012. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (2)  3. The actress Claire Danes was lucky:  President of the association «Hasty Pudding» James Fitzpatrick (left) and Vice-President Casting Ryan Halprin, both dressed in women’s clothes kissing her. Danes has been named the association «Hasty Pudding» «Woman of the Year.” The photo was taken at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., January 26, 2012. (Reuters / Jessica Rinaldi)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (3)  4. Couples who participated in the tender kisses in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, February 18, 2012. the contest was attended by 63 couples. In terms of competition, the men had to lift their partners so that their feet do not touch the ground during a kiss, and retain women in her arms, without interrupting the kiss, as long as possible. The winner got a prize – a diamond ring of one-carat, local media reported. (Reuters / Stringer)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (4)  5. Couples use various strategies to win the competition of kisses in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, February 18, 2012. It is not easy, as it turned out, hold your partner in the air during a kiss! for a long time. (Reuters / Stringer)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (5)  6. Asghar Farhadi, director of the Iranian film “Divorce,” kissing statue of Oscar, which he received in a nomination of the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th awards ceremony of the American Academy of Film “Oscar” in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012. (Reuters / Mike Blake)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (6)  7. Sergeant Steve Lewis kisses his girlfriend Joanne White Goldsmith. Lewis and other soldiers returned to Plymouth, England, December 9, 2011, on board a Royal Navy ship “Ocean”. “Ocean” left Plymouth in April 2011 to participate in exercises that are supposed to last for seven weeks, but in the end the ship was sent to Libya to support the air of the UN mission in that country. (Matt Cardy / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (7)  8.  Veterinarian Libya Pereira kissing paralyzed lion Ariel, for whom she cares. Leo is in her house in Sao Paulo, Brazil, photo was taken on July 13, 2011. Over the past year, A campaign was launched on Facebook in Brazil, the purpose was to obtain the funds needed for the treatment of the lion. The campaign was launched by Raquel Borges, owner of three lion named Ariel, whose weight at the time was 310 pounds (140 kilograms). We lost the lion’s paw due to genetic disease that struck in the animal brain. Unfortunately, Ariel could not recover and died within a few weeks after this photograph was taken. (AP Photo / Andre Penner)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (8)  9. Paraguay President Fernando Lugo (pictured seated) visits the former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during the medical examination at a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 27, 2012. Both the president, Fernando Lugo, and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, are undergoing treatment for cancer.(Reuters / Ricardo Stuckert-Instituto Lula)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (9)  10. Kissing couple during a marathon, known as “Marathon Dates for education.” Its members came out on the streets to demand changes to the state education system of Chile. Marathon under the name “Marathon Dates for Education” was held during a protest directed against the government in Santiago, Chile, September 1, 2011. (Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (10)  11. Syrian woman kisses the picture of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a rally in front of Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria, March 4, 2012.Participants of the meeting were in favor of maintaining the current regime in the country, which is now struggling with the rebels. (AP Photo / Muzaffar Salman)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (11)  12. Charles Wolf kisses name Oei’s wife Catherine Wolfe, a resident of Great Britain, who died during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11. The photo was taken at the Memorial in New York, March 15, 2012. Charles Wolfe was accompanied by British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha when they visit the memorial. (John Moore / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (12)  13. The kid by the name of Chin, who got first kiss from his mother in the world soon after the birth in hospital «Avista Adventist» in Louisville, Colorado, near Denver at 2:41 am local time, October 31, 2011. (Reuters / Rick Wilking)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (13)  14. Survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, James Cook smiles after he kissed a member of the group “The Victory Belles» at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the National Museum of the Second World War in New Orleans, Louisiana , December 7, 2011. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (14)  15. Haley Wales kisses Wax figure of the famous British actor Robert Pattinson at the museum Madame Tussaud’s in London . The girls, dressed in wedding gowns, posed next to the juice figure of actor who played a major role in the movie “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”, in which the character is Pattinson’s Edward, marries Kristen Stewart, Bella. Photo taken at November 14, 2011. (AP Photo / Jonathan Short)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (15)  16. Loving couple enjoying each other’s company in the first day of the carnival in Salvador, Brazil, February 16, 2012. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (16)  17. Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic kisses the dolphin in the Gulf of dolphins in Atlantis, near the artificial island of Palma, 26 February 2012, the eve of the championship of tennis in Dubai. (Reuters)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (17)  18. Singer Fergie rewards photographers with a kiss at the premiere of “New Year” Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Graumana, California, December 5, 2011.(Reuters / Mario Anzuoni)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (18)  19. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta (left), a team consisting of amphibious assault ship Navy U.S. «USS Oak Hill», kisses her partner Petty Officer 3rd Class Tsitlanik Snell, after the return of the vessel to its home port after a three-month stay on a mission to the Caribbean. The photo was taken in Virginia Beach, Va., December 21, 2011. (Reuters / US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mann)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (19)  20. Young couple kissing in a fountain during the celebration of International Women’s Day at the Revolution Square in Mexico City, March 8, 2012. (Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (20)  21. From left to right, members of the band Kiss, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Paul Stanley. The photo was taken March 20, 2012. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (21)  22. Thai couple kisses during the contest for the “longest continuous kiss in the world” in Pattaya, February 12, 2012. Seven couples took part in a marathon in hopes of kissing, beating the previous record, caught in the Guinness Book of Records, win prizes total more than 200,000 Thai baht ($ 6,666 U.S. dollars) and a diamond ring. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (22)  23. A woman kisses a fish that caught while ice fishing competition on the Ice Festival «Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival» January 7, 2012 in Hwacheon, South Korea. The annual Ice Festival Name «Hwacheon Sancheoneo» (which translates as “mountain trout”)  millions of participants gathers every year who are going to try their luck at ice fishing using traditional baits or just catch fish with their bare hands. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (23)  24. Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, right, kisses actress Salma Hayek, left, during a promotional campaign cartoon “Puss in Boots” in Madrid, Spain, November 23, 2011. (AP Photo / Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (24)  25. Vladimir Stojanovic kisses the wooden cross, which he managed to catch, after the priest thrown it into the waters of the river Nisava during the celebration of Epiphany in the town of Nis in southeast Serbia, January 19, 2012. (Reuters / Stoyan Nenov)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (25)  26. Six-year Jigmi Tamang kisses his mom while he awaits treatment at a hospital in the city of Gangtok, India, September 20, 2011. Thousands of survivors of Himalayan earthquake, which killed many people and there have been significant damage in several areas, were forced to seek refuge in the homes of relatives or stay in the open, Beacause of the fear of aftershocks. (AP Photo / Anupam Nath)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (26)  27. Same-s*x couple Laurie Campbell (left) and Maya Roble kiss after the exchange of rings and bringing marriage vows in the office of the municipality of East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2012. (Reuters / David McNew)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (27)  28. A soldier from 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, kisses his wife, returning home to Fort Hood, Texas, December 21, 2011. The Third Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was the last American military unit that has left Iraq. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (28)  29. So Yeon Ryu, a native of South Korea, kisses the trophy,  she received after the victory over compatriot Seon Ki Ken during the Women’s U.S. Open golf clubs in the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 11, 2011. (AP Photo / Chris Carlson)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (29)  30. Justin Blackmon, Number 81 of the team of Oklahoma «Oklahoma State Cowboys» kisses his girlfriend and cheerleaders Mariel Dunlap after his team won with a score of 41-38 in overtime at the command «Stanford Cardinal» while playing the Tostitos Fiesta Cup at the stadium University of Phoenix in Glendale, Arizona, January 2, 2012. (Donald Miralle / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (30)  31. Small Afghan kisses tombstone over the grave of his brother at the cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 9, 2011. (AP Photo / Ahmad Jamshid)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (31)  32. Jane Kozar embracing his guide dog named Kabbah in Lima, Peru, October 6, 2011. Kozar – she is a lawyer by profession and a former candidate for Congress, who is fighting for the rights of blind people using guide dogs in Peru. In this country blind people allowed to enter with their guide dogs in the shops, banks, buses and other public places. (Reuters / Mariana Bazo)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (32)  33. A woman kisses a girl looking at a makeshift memorial near the walls of an elementary school in Lommel, Belgium, March 16, 2012. A terrible accident occurred near the town of Sierra to the south of Switzerland on March 13. Twenty-eight people were killed in the crash, including 22 children, students of two schools in Lommel and Heverlee, who was returning to Belgium after the holiday at a ski resort. (Yorick Jansens / AFP / Getty Images)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (33)  34. Believing kisses one of the pillars of the Church of the Nativity, which is considered the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The picture was taken on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem January 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Bernat Armangue)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (34)  35. Raheem Newton from school Lani kisses on the forehead of assistant coach Shiloh Robinson after the team won the school Lani Manchester team with a score of 67 – 53 during the basketball championship, held in Macon, Ga., March 10, 2012. (AP Photo / David Goldman)

Intimacy of Kiss From Around The World... (35)  36. Participants of the twentieth annual parade of dance music kissing on the streets of Zurich, August 13, 2011. (Reuters / Valentin Flauraud)

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