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W Hotels' WWII Kiss Reenactment Contest (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 08/13/10 01:04 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:20 PM ET

In honor of the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II on Saturday, August 14th, W Hotels New York (that means ALL of them) are having a "kiss contest": whomever can take their picture in front of all of the New York-area W Hotels (W New York-Times Square, -49th St., -Union Square, -Downtown and W Hoboken) and submit them to the W New York Facebook page (see links below) and bring them to the concierge at the W Times Square the earliest on Saturday wins a free-nights stay at that hotel.

The nurse in the famous Life magazine photo, Edith Shain, passed away in June. She was honored in 2005 with a replica of the kiss, presented to her in Times Square.

Also on Saturday, a giant "kiss-in" will take place in Times Square with 6,000 buglers playing "Taps", according to Reuters. For years, people have reenacted the famous kiss (just look at the smooch Rudy Giuliani planted on his then-wife Donna Hanovor on the 50th anniversary), and on August 14th you actually have a reason to pucker up.

To add photos and enter the contest, click these links:;;;;

Have you re-enacted the famous kiss? Send us your (non-dirty) pictures!
Reenacting The Times Square Kiss
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Carl Muscarello and Edith Shain, who claim to be the nurse and sailor in the famous photograph taken on V-J Day, kiss next to a sculpture based on the photograph in Times Square to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II August 14, 2005 in New York City. Alfred Eisenstaedt took the famous photograph in Times Square but did not note the names of the people in the picture. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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