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Bakersfield High School students Tynesha Murray, left, and Tyshika Williams go to lunch together Friday to a restaurant on Chester Avenue after Murray received balloons and other gifts from friends at school on Valentine's Day.

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Bakersfield High School senior Tynesha Murray goes to lunch Friday with friend Tyshika Williams (not pictured) along with the balloons and other gifts she received from friends at school on Valentine's Day.

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Rosewood Senior Living Community resident Pat Parsons, center, and many others gather Friday near The Marketplace fountain to present the "Flash Mob," where the Rosewood residents were breaking out into dance for Valentine's Day.

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After a dance at The Marketplace Friday on Valentine's Day, Pat Parsons, right, receives some roses from her son-in-law, Dan Danforth, (who was working) via her daughter, Dan's wife, Ann Danforth, during a break in the "Flash Mob," dance routines by the Rosewood Senior Living Community residents and many others.

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Rosewood Senior Living Community resident Andrea Blom says "Love is in the Air" on a sign she holds near The Marketplace fountain during a dance outing with residents from Rosewood.

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Teresa McDougall and Kyle Galaz and several other Jim Burke Ford employees clean up the grounds around their place of employment Friday as part of the Valentine's Day cleanup efforts in conjunction with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful, the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Vision 2020 Image Committee and the Downtown Business Association.

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Jim Burke Ford employees Teresa McDougall and Kyle Galaz work together Friday picking up trash around their place of employment to help keep Bakersfield beautiful.

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Jim Burke employees Teresa McDougall and Kyle Galaz spruce up the grounds around Jim Burke Ford on Oak Street on Valentine's Day as part of Keep Bakersfield Beautiful, along with the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Vision 2020 Image Committee and the Downtown Business Association all teaming up to help beautify Bakersfield Friday and throughout the year.

For both young and old, there's a place for friendship, fun and even some community service on Valentine's Day.

High school students shared lunch together. Residents from Rosewood Senior Living Community broke out into a Valentine flash mob performance at The Marketplace. And several organizations asked downtown businesses to love the community by encouraging employees to spend an hour picking up trash.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the day.