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    Photos: 20 hidden heart shapes found in nature

    By Chaffin Mitchell, AccuWeather staff writer

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    While we celebrate Valentine's Day every year on Feb. 14, Mother Nature has also been known to show her love by placing heart-shaped objects throughout the world.

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    A gap in the clouds appears to form a heart shape over the Mediterranean sea on Valentines Day in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Heart shapes can be found in many places such as trees, plants, rocks, clouds and cute animal markings.

    Here are 20 photos of heart-shaped objects that have appeared throughout nature:

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    Moving beyond Earth, images of hearts can be found in outer space. This heart-shaped region of the dwarf planet Pluto is outlined in the following video from NOAA.

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