Weekend Links: Love Around the World

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Everyone’s Valentine’s Day experiences may have differed, but according to a 136-country Gallup poll, the United States is leading in nations whose occupants feel the most loved.

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The biker gangs on the streets of Marrakech have a decided sense of style, and it’s not all black leather and chains: for a photo shoot, Morroco’s female motorbike enthusiasts, as seen in the artist's vision, lean more towards bright colors and polka dots.

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Facebook’s “Look Back” videos, individually-created time capsules of each user’s online history created in celebration of the social media site’s 10-year anniversary, could give a more honest impression of what the average user’s experience has been like.

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Not even Olympic athletes are safe from body critiques, but these determined Olympians chose to ignore the odds against their less-than-ideal bodies (too tall for figure skating, too small for ski jumping) and excel.

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Celebrate the life of Shirley Temple Black with a photo slideshow marking her years from America’s sweetheart to international ambassador.

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“Interesting” is also a word that could be used to describe this man’s creative experiments with his own beard, in a series called “Will It Beard?” (The answer is often yes.)

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