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In Pictures: Around the world, 12/12/12 is a big day

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Tee shirts advertising the 12-12-12 date sit on display at A Little White Wedding Chapel, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Las Vegas. These once-in-a-century wedding dates have become more important each year as people increasingly look outside Vegas for nontraditional weddings.

Julie Jacobson/AP

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Newlywed Indian couple Brandon Pereira and Emilia D'Silva, right, pose after being married at a church in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The couple were engaged on 10/10/10, registered a legal marriage on 11/11/11 and had their official ceremony on 12/12/12, a date seen as auspicious by many astrologers.

Rajanish Kakade/AP

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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class EO3 John Chen, 23, from Lakehurst, New Jersey, kisses his new bride Victoria Chan, 25, from Manhattan, after they were married in a civil ceremony at New York City's Office of the City Clerk December 12, 2012.

Mike Segar/REUTERS

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Twelve couples attend a mass wedding ceremony at the Peak in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. At least 700 couples are expected to get married on today in Hong Kong.

Kin Cheung/AP

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Twelve couples attend a mass wedding ceremony at the Peak in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.

Kin Cheung/AP

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A bride and groom wait for the start of a mass wedding ceremony organized for the poor in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Twelve lower-income couples participated in the event that was held at exactly at 12 o'clock on 12/12/12.

Gembong Nusantara/AP

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A group of children celebrate their 12th birthdays in Times Square, New York.

Andrew Kelly/REUTERS

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An Indian mother holds her baby, born on 12/12/12 at a hospital in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The date saw an influx of mothers to local hospitals looking to give birth on the date.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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