A worker prepares roses for export before the upcoming Valentine's Day in Cayambe, Ecuador
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A worker prepares roses for export before the upcoming Valentine's Day at Rio Roses greenhouse in Cayambe, Ecuador February 8, 2012. Ninety percent of the flowers Americans will give to their sweethearts on February 14 are imported, and nearly all of those imports originate in Colombia and Ecuador. Plus, they must get from the fields to the flower shop to the recipient's vase at precisely the right moment: Late flowers aren't exactly the height of romance. Picture taken February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja (ECUADOR - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)