Photos: What's in a kiss?

 

A look at some of the kisses which have captured our attention, from Prince William and Kate's awkward pucker on their wedding day to the infamous Stanley Cup riot smooch.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.</div>
 

Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Photograph by: Rich Lam, Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals.</div>
TRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding.
Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore and wife Tipper kiss after his speech on opening night of the Democratic National Convention July 26, 2004 at the FleetCenter in Boston.
US President Bill Clinton gives his dog Buddy a kiss in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC 17 September shortly before leaving to deliver a speech to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at a nearby hotel.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard (L) kisses the head of his grandson, Angus Howard-McDonald (C) who is being held by daughter Melanie (R) at the Coalition campaign launch in Brisbane, 12 November 2007.  Australian Prime Minister John Howard is headed for a landslide defeat at elections next week, according to an opinion poll released 12 November which showed the opposition surging ahead.  The centre-left Labor Party gained two percentage points over the past week to extend its lead over Howard's conservative Liberal-National coalition to 55 percent against 45 percent, the Newspoll showed.
London Mayoral candidate Boris Johnson receives a kiss from a local woman during a campaign walk about in Chingford on April 9, 2008 in London, England. The London Mayoral Elections take place on May 1, 2008.
US President George W. Bush (R) kisses US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) during a ceremony at the US State Department in Washington, DC, January 15, 2009 commemorating foreign policy achievements during the Bush administration.
Pope John Paul II kisses the ground of Tallin airport 04 September 1993 upon landing in Lithuania. The pontiff visited Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from 04 to 10 September. It was his 61th International Pastoral visit.
Presidential candidate Manuel Alegre, supported by the socialist party and the extreme-left, kisses a red flower after a campaign rally in downtown Porto on January 21, 2011, a day before the first round of presidential elections. Alegre receives 22 to 25.6 of the vote according to the polls published by Portuguese media. Recent polls indicate a majority of Portuguese continue to support incumbent president.
Prince Albert of Monaco kisses his new bride, Princess Charlene, during a meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma (unseen) at the King's house in Durban on July 6, 2011. Monaco's newlyweds Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene lunched with President Jacob Zuma on July 6, smiling for the cameras as they tried to move past "runaway bride" rumours. After their weekend wedding in the Mediterranean principality, they arrived Tuesday in Durban, where Charlene used to train for South Africa's Olympic swim team. The trip is part honeymoon, part business.
A young girl kisses France's former president Jacques Chirac  as he sits at a table outside the famous Le Senequier caf&#233; in the French Riviera searesort of Saint-Tropez on August 14, 2011.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney kisses his wife, Ann Romney on stage during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac.
Sarah Storey of Team GB kisses husband Barney after winning the Women's Individual C5 Time Trial on day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch on September 5, 2012 in London, England.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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