Kissing is one of the sweetest things in love and life. Discover the greatest kisses in the world below.
And never were truer said... A kiss is the start of many things. It is the start of a connection, a feeling. It gives you immense comfort. No matter where life leads you one day, you'll never forget your first kiss.
What is it about a kiss that at once can tell you so much about the person you're in love with. Maybe when words fail, a kiss does the job. A kiss is the most beautiful expression of love between two people - it can mean a whole bunch of things: 'I care,' 'I love you,' 'I adore you' and 'You're my special person.'
In the week leading up to Valentine's Day, it makes sense to celebrate International Kiss Day with some of the most memorable and iconic kisses the world witnessed. Because like everything else, even kisses should be celebrated with pride.
Alfred Eisenstaedt, one of LIFE Magazine's most famous photographers, clicked this iconic photograph of a U.S. Navy sailor grabbing and kissing a stranger—a woman in a white dress—on Victory over Japan Day on August 14, 1945, in New York City's Times Square.
Auguste Rodin brilliantly captured 'The Kiss' with marble sculpture he made in 1882. It shows Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini, two lovers from Dante’s The Divine Comedy, in deep embrace locked in a now-iconic kiss. It's considered to be one of the most famous depictions of love in art.
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Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker shared a “fraternal kiss” to honour the 30th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic in 1979 in the name of solidarity exchanged between Eastern Bloc pols in the time when the Soviet Union existed.
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It was the year 1978 when Shashi Kapoor kissed Zeenat Aman on Indian cinema. The scene became the centre of controversy with the censorship where former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and movie actor M.G. Ramachandran claimed it was demeaning the Indian cinema.
Who can forget this scene from the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards? The newspaper The Atlanta Journal-Constitution later apologised for running the image on it's front page after receiving complaints from readers.
This kiss was enjoyed in the middle of riots in Vancouver, Canada. It happened after the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final. An Australian native Scott Jones and Alexandra Thomas were seen kissing on the ground on June 15, 2011.
A legend and world champion, Jamaican runner Usain Bolt kissed the track after he won the 100m and 200m races in record times at the London Summer Games on Aug. 9, 2012, a first in Olympic history.
The longest kiss that was 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds long got placed in the Guinness world record book. It was exchanged between Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat at a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not event in Pattaya, Thailand, between February 12-14, 2013. The two winners also won a $3,300 cash prize and two diamond rings.
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Judas kissed Jesus, thereby helping those who were out to arrest him. The brutal forces could identify Jesus only after Judas kissed him. This, as we know, culminated in Jesus being crucified.
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