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5 iconic kisses in history: coverage from Reuters

If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place.

By Alice Rizzo | Feb 14, 2018

Whether you’re seeking romance, show-mance or bro-mance our library of stock photos includes iconic kisses from some of the world’s most passionate personalities. Go ahead, search to your heart’s content. To paraphrase the Beatles, we believe there’s nothing you can search that can’t be found and (apart from love) our library is all you need.


1.Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais

This year will be Hamelin’s fourth, and St-Gelais third games in Pyeongchang. Back in 2010, we snapped Hamelin passionately kissing Marianne St-Gelais as he celebrates his gold medal after the men’s 500 metres short track speed skating final at the Vancouver Olympics. Access Sports Content

2. Britney Spears & Madonna

Britney Spears (left) gets a kiss on the mouth from Madonna as they open the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards show, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, in this photo taken August 28, 2003.

From the Golden Globes to the BAFTAs to the Oscars, music award shows such as the Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards and American Music Awards, we have edits from the world’s biggest entertainment ceremonies.

3. Prince William & Kate Middleton

4. Rodin “The Kiss”

5. Mikhail Gorbahev & Erich Honecker

In 1986, then Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev (left) congratulates the East German Leader Erich Honecker with a fraternal hug and kiss after Honecker’s re-election as General Secretary of the Communist Party Congress in East Berlin on April 21, 1986.

The socialist fraternal kiss was a special form of greeting between the statesmen of Communist countries. that proved the connection between Socialist states.

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