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Valentine's Day coming
Updated: 2004-02-13 14:33

A Chinese shopper waits for her order at a flower shop in Shanghai, February 12, 2004. Flower shops in China's business capital are experiencing surge in sales as Valentine's Day approaches. Imported tulips, exotic orchids and dyed blue roses are popular items during the period. Saint Valentine's Day, the Western celebration of the hearts, is increasingly becoming a popular festival in China especially among the youth after more than two decades of economic reforms. [Reuters]