Kiss - one of the most intimate human manifestations. Kissing can express the whole range of human emotions. Kiss can say hello, to say hello, to soothe, to express the joy and, above all, to demonstrate his love.
We offer you a selection of photographs depicting a variety of kisses - kissing when meeting and parting, playful kisses, kisses respectful, friendly kisses, kisses of joy, public displays of affection, and yet, of course, kissing is simply an expression of affection.
Veterinarian Livia Pereira kisses paralyzed lion Ariel who she is caring for. Leo is in her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, photo taken July 13, 2011. Over the last year, Facebook spent in Brazil campaign, the aim of which was to obtain the funds needed to treat the lion that were left paralyzed. The campaign was started Squeegee Borges, the owner of three lion named Ariel, whose weight at that time was 310 pounds (140 kilograms). We lost the lion's paw due to a genetic disease that hit the animal brain. Unfortunately, Ariel could not recover, and died a few weeks after this photo was taken.
Vladimir Stojanovic kisses a wooden cross, which he managed to catch after the priest was thrown into the waters of Nisava river during Epiphany celebrations in the city of Nis, in the south-east of Serbia, January 19, 2012.
A tourist poses for the "classical" pictures with the Sphinx at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, the valley, 19 October 2011.
A loving couple kissing while standing under a tree in Central Park on a warm spring day in New York, March 22, 2012.
The actress Claire Danes lucky kiss her at the same time president of the association "Hasty Pudding" James Fitzpatrick (left) and Vice-President of the "Hasty Pudding" Casting Ryan Halprin, both dressed in women's clothes. Danes was named Association "Hasty Pudding" "Woman of the Year." The photo was taken at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 26, 2012.
The couple, who are taking part in the contest kisses in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, February 18, 2012. In the contest was attended by 63 couples. Under the terms of the competition, the men had to lift their partners so that their feet do not touch the ground while kissing, and women hold in their arms, without stopping the kiss as long as possible. The winner received a prize - a diamond ring one carat, local media reported.
Couples use various strategies to win a kissing contest in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, February 18, 2012. It is not easy, as it turned out, to keep your partner in the air during a kiss!
Asghar Farhadi, director of the Iranian film "Divorce" kisses Oscar statuette, which he won in the category of best foreign language film at the 84th award ceremony of the American Academy Award "Oscar" in Hollywood, California, February 26, 2012 of the year.
Sergeant Steve Lewis kisses his girlfriend Joanne White-Goldsmith. Lewis and other soldiers returned to Plymouth, England, December 9, 2011, aboard the Royal Navy ship "Ocean". "Ocean" left Plymouth in April 2011 to participate in the exercise, which was supposed to last seven weeks, but as a result of the ship were sent to Libya to support the UN air mission in the country.
President of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo (pictured seated) visits former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during the medical examination at a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 27 January 2012. Both the president, Fernando Lugo, and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, are being treated for cancer.
Kissing couple during a marathon, dubbed "Marathon kissing for education." Its members took to the streets to demand changes in the public education system of Chile. Marathon called "kissing marathon for education" was held during a protest directed against the government in Santiago, Chile, September 1, 2011.
Charles Wolf kisses his wife's name Katherine Woolf, a resident of the UK, who died during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. The photo was taken at the Memorial in New York, March 15, 2012. Charles Wolf accompanied British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha during their visit to the memorial.
The kid named Chin, who first kissed his mother Miran shortly after the birth of the hospital "Avista Adventist" in Louisville, Colorado, near Denver at 2:41 am local time, October 31, 2011.
survive the attack on Pearl Harbor, James Cook smiles after he kissed a member of the group "The Victory Belles" at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the National Museum of the Second World War in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 7, 2011.
Wax figures of famous British actor Robert Pattinson at Madame Tussauds museum in London kisses Haley Wales. Girls dressed in wedding gowns, posing next to a wax figure of the actor, who played a major role in the film "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" in which the character Pattinson, Edward marries Kristen Stewart's heroine, Bella. The photo was taken November 14, 2011.
A loving couple enjoying each other's company on the first day of the carnival in Salvador, Brazil, February 16, 2012.
Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic kisses dolphin in the Gulf of dolphins in Atlantis, near the artificial island of Palma, February 26, 2012, the eve of the championship in Dubai tennis.
The singer Fergie rewards kiss of photographers during the premiere of "New Year" at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, December 5, 2011.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta (left), consisting in the team landing ship US naval forces "USS Oak Hill", kisses her partner Petty Officer 3rd Class Tsitlanik Snell, after the vessel's return to its home port after a three-month stay with the mission in the Caribbean. The photo was taken in Virginia Beach, Virginia, December 21, 2011.
A young couple kissing in a fountain during the celebration of International Women's Day at the Revolution Square in Mexico City, March 8, 2012.
From left to right, the participants of the band Kiss, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer and Paul Stanley. The photo was taken March 20, 2012.
Thai a couple kissing during the competition for the "longest continuous kiss in the world" in Pattaya, February 12, 2012. Seven couples took part in the marathon kissing in the hope beating the previous record, caught in the Guinness Book of Records, win prizes totaling more than 200,000 Thai baht ($ 6, 666 US dollars) and a diamond ring.
The woman kisses a fish that is caught during the competition for ice fishing on the Ice Festival "Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival" January 7, 2012 in Hwacheon, South Korea. Annual Ice Festival titled "Hwacheon Sancheoneo" (which translates as "Mountain Trout") collects each year millions of participants, who are going to try your luck at ice fishing using traditional baits or just catch fish with their bare hands.
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, right, kisses actress Salma Hayek, left, during a promotional campaign cartoon "Puss in Boots" in Madrid, Spain, November 23, 2011.
The six-year Jigmi Tamang kisses his mother while he waits for treatment at a hospital in Gangtok, India, September 20, 2011. Thousands of survivors of Himalayan earthquake that killed many people and there have been significant damage in some areas, were forced to seek shelter in the homes of relatives or to stay in the open air for fear of aftershocks.
Same-sex pair of Laurie Campbell (left) and Maya Roble kiss after exchanging rings and bringing marriage vows in the office of the municipality of East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2012.
A soldier from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division kisses his wife returned home to Fort Hood, Texas, December 21, 2011. Third Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and was the last American military unit that left Iraq.
So Yeon Ryu, a native of South Korea, kisses the trophy received it after their victory over compatriot Kee Ken seon in the women's US Open golf club Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 11, 2011.
Justin Blackmon, number 81 of the team's Oklahoma "Oklahoma State Cowboys" kisses his girlfriend and cheerleader Mariel Dunlap after his team won with a score of 41-38 in overtime in the team's "Stanford Cardinal" while playing for the Cup Tostitos Fiesta at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona, January 2, 2012.
Small Afghan kisses tombstone over the grave of his brother at the cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 9, 2011.
Jane Kozar embracing his guide dog named Kabbah in Lima, Peru, October 6, 2011. Kozar - a lawyer by profession and a former candidate for Congress members, which fights for the rights of blind people using guide dogs in Peru. In this country prohibited blind people to enter with their guide dogs in shops, banks, buses and other public places.
The woman kisses a girl looking at a makeshift memorial at the walls of the primary school in Lommel, Belgium, March 16, 2012. A terrible accident occurred near the town of Sierra in the south of Switzerland on March 13. Twenty-eight people were killed in the crash, including 22 children, pupils of two schools in Lommel and Heverlee, were returning to Belgium after the holiday at a ski resort.
Believer kisses one of the columns of the Church of the Nativity, which is considered the birthplace of Jesus Christ. The picture was taken on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, January 6, 2012.
Raheem Newton school Lagny kisses on the forehead assistant coach Shilo Robinson after Lagny school team won the team of Manchester with a score of 67 - 53 during the basketball championship, held in Macon, GA, March 10, 2012.
Members of the twentieth annual parade of dance music kiss on the streets of Zurich, August 13, 2011.