Valentine's skydivers jump over heart-shaped island

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Skydivers Amy Chmelecki, Marco Furst and Marco Waltenspiel marked Valentine's Day with a jump over the heart-shaped island of Galesnjak in Croatia.

The trio travelled to the heart of Croatia, so they could take to the air above the postcard perfect island, which is known as the Island of Love because of its heart shape.

Due to the fast changing winter weather, they only had a small window of time to achieve their aim when the famous local bura wind chased away the clouds.

The island's owner gets bombarded with requests for people to marry on this idyllic retreat dotted with olive trees in the Pasman channel of the Adriatic Sea.

Valentine's Day celebrations around the world

  • A couple poses for pictures with an art installation to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Times Square in New York
  • A Syrian man hands a balloon to a girl in front of a shop selling Valentine's day gifts in the northeastern city of Qamishli
  • Vendors pack a bunch of red roses for upcoming Valentine's Day at a flower market in Beijing, China
  • A couple takes a selfie in front of decorations ahead of Valentine's Day in down town Beirut, Lebanon
  • A couple walk near a heart-shaped walkway displayed at a park in Manila
  • An Iraqi Kurdish man spray-paints hearts in anticipation for Valentine's Day, in a street in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq
  • A woman carries a bunch of roses in Sydney
  • Freshly picked roses, intended for sale for Valentine's Day, are seen at a greenhouse in Moshav Berekhya
  • A female security guard sits next to flowers displayed at a shop inside a shopping mall, ahead of Valentine's Day, in Ashkelon
  • Iraqi men shop for flowers on the eve of Valentine's Day in Baghdad's al-Mansour
  • Syrians sit outside a cafe bearing the image of President Bashar al-Assad as a shop nearby sells Valentine's Day gifts, in the old part of the capital Damascus
  • A Pakistani woman carries heart shaped balloons after buying them from the flower market in Islamabad.

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