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KEY WEST (CBSMiami/FKNB) – A Valentine’s Day Kiss-In event was staged in Key West in front of an iconic sculpture inspired by a famous World War II-era photograph of a kissing couple.

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More than 250 couples locked lips at 6 p.m. in front of Key West’s Custom House Museum, where Seward Johnson’s 25-foot-tall “Embracing Peace” sculpture stands. The bronze artwork was inspired by photographs shot of a sailor and nurse locked in an immortalized kiss in New York City’s Times Square, celebrating the end of World War II.

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The image has been called the most famous kiss in American history.

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The Florida Keys News Bureau contributed to this report.