12/12/12 marked around the world

People all around the world mark the rare date of 12/12/12.

12/12/12 lucky day for some: 'Magical' day for weddings, babies and buying lottery tickets

Many couples rushed to tie the knot Wednesday, December 12, 2012. And there were others who are feeling just plain lucky.


Babies born on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 are displayed for a photo opportunity at a hospital in Mumbai, India, on the day. The date 12/12/12, seen as auspicious by astrologers, saw an influx of mothers to local hospitals looking to give birth on the date which won't happen again for nearly 100 years, local media reported. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)


Brides and grooms exchange rings during a mass wedding ceremony on December 12, 2012 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Twelve couples participated in a mass wedding as today saw a surge in marriage across the globe to mark the once in a century date of 12/12/12. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Tee shirts advertising the 12-12-12 date sit on display at A Little White Wedding Chapel, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Las Vegas. These “once-in-a-century” wedding dates have become more important each year as people increasingly look outside Vegas for nontraditional weddings. Once known as the wedding capital of the world, Vegas' share of the U.S. wedding market has fallen by a third since 2004. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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