The ritual of affixing love padlocks to bridges began in Italy and has spread around the world. It's also become popular in Germany - much to the chagrin of local authorities.
DW's Matt Pearson's love for the England team was severely depleted, but this World Cup has restored some pride and even patriotism. The team's displays on and off the pitch are winning them admirers both old and new.
Time for the best pastime ever - it's Valentine's Day! Smooching burns calories and strengthens the immune system, but despite its health properties, it's not allowed in public all over the world.
Love may know no bounds, but Paris intends to instill some: authorities are going to take a tougher line with swooning couples attaching "love-locks" to city bridges as a sign of their undying devotion.
Germany have maintained their perfect World Cup qualifying record and look like the best team in the world. But DW’s Davis VanOpdorp cautions against buying into the defending World Cup champions this early.
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