The Different Faces of Love

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Oladipupo Baruwa, 45, an investment promotion officer and Funke Baruwa, 43, a gender and development expert, pose for a photograph at home in Abuja, Nigeria, February 9, 2018. “Well, he is persistent. We met at a church on the first Sunday service of the year 2000 and he followed me home after every service from that day on until about two years later. I just loved his persistence and the fact that he didn’t want to give up,” said Funke. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

 

 

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Aviva Ephrati (L), 84, retired kindergarten teacher, and Israel Ephrati, 87, retired supervisor at a higher educational institution, sit in the living room at the protective housing in Kfar Saba, north of Tel Aviv, Israel, February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Nir Elias

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Zakir Omur, 58, and his wife Nurgul Omur, 53, pose at their home in Bogatepe village in Kars province, Turkey, February 8, 2018. Zakir is a farmer and Nurgul is a housewife. They have been married for 29 years and have two sons. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Alejandra, 44, an education policy consultant and Razhy, 48, a journalist and a human rights activist, walk on a street in the Coyoacan neighbourhood, in Mexico City, Mexico, February 9, 2018. The couple met in Mexico City in 1998, after Razhy was kidnapped and quit his job as a director of a weekly magazine in Oaxaca, a state south of the country. Months later, Alejandra traveled to Europe to study. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Mezbah Ul Aziz (L), 34, and Mausumi Iqbal, 33, pose for a photo in a coffee shop where they hang out on a regular basis in Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Hayes Mehana (R), 78, and Om Hany, 60, pose for a photograph at a vegetable market in Cairo, Egypt, February 12, 2018. The couple have been married for 42 years and have 12 children. Their love started at a vegetable market and now they dedicate their time to their 50-year-old vegetable shop business which they both worked to expand. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Daniela, 37, a Berlin-born social educator, and her partner Arda, 39, a German architect with Turkish roots, pose in front of Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany, February 4, 2018. “I saw Arda in 2015 at an exhibition at the museum. And he recognised me as well. A smile from both sides. One hour later we were sitting together and having a cup of coffee. Now we live together in a nice flat,” said Daniela. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Huang Chenfeng (R), 63, and her husband Zheng Dingguo, 63, pose for a picture at Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center in Shanghai, China, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Asha Ahuja, 71, a housewife poses for a portrait with her husband Chandrabhan Ahuja, 73, a businessman inside their house in Mumbai, India, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Tony Wakaiga, 18, an art and design student and Suzzy Konje, 18, a hospitality management student pose for a photograph after their date as they walk along Banda Street in Nairobi, Kenya, February 11, 2018. Tony met Suzzy at a modelling photo session on Banda Street and they soon started dating. “We have been very good friends for a long time and our passion for each other has matured like wine. This Valentine’s Day, I have a special surprise for Suzzy that will knock her heart out,” said Tony. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

 

The Wider Image: Arranged marriage to Facebook: what's your love story?
Rute Magalhaes, 33, and Filipe Alves, 38, are seen through a large format camera while they pose for a portrait at their studio in Lisbon, Portugal, February 8, 2018. “We met 12 years ago on the Internet. Photography brought us together and we fell in love. Then we started a studio to help others fall in love with the magic of photos,” Rute said. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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