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Saudi Valentines defy the love police

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Red roses lurk hidden in flower shop back rooms and heart-shaped chocolates are sold under the counter, but Saudis still manage to buy Valentine's gifts and defy the religious police. 

A Saudi woman with her children looking at gifts for Valentine's Day at a store in Jeddah on Feb 14, 2006.

Florist Hussein came up with a simple solution to a ban on red tokens of love: he filled his window with white roses, orange irises and violet hydrangeas.

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