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Kiss

A kiss is the touch or pressing of one's lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual activity, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace, and good luck, among many others. In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament. The word came from Old English '' ("to kiss"), in turn from coss'' ("a kiss").

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A Couple's Kiss

A cute couple kisses on the flooded Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) on April 27, in Venice. The "acqua alta" (high water) unusually rose to 130 cm!!!!!!!!! Perfect time to kiss!

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