MOSCOW, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Several dozen St. Petersburg activist couples puckered up Wednesday on the U.N.'s World Kissing Day to give more than lip service to their campaign against smoking.
Anti-smoking kisses have been the motto of a group of St. Petersburgers who have locked lips on this day every year since 2008. This year, however, the kissers completed a simultaneous three-minute smooch to help snuff out smoking around the world.
The St. Petersburg kissers locked lips on the Potseluyev Bridge over the Moika River. The bridge was chosen as the kissing spot in St. Petersburg thanks to a 200-year-old legend that says some city dwellers kissed their good-bye's after being forced to leave town.