The Moments That Matter Today

Shaun White takes home Olympic gold, Flynn wins "Best in Show," the world celebrates Valentine's Day, and more.

Chairman of the Board Clive Rose/Getty Images Chairman of the Board Shaun White won the halfpipe in dramatic fashion, riding a near-perfect run to take home his third career Olympic gold. Top Dog Drew Angerer/Getty Images Top Dog Flynn the Bichon Frise won "Best in Show" at the 142nd Westminster Dog Show. NOLA Celebrates Mardi Gras EMILY KASK/AFP/Getty Images NOLA Celebrates Mardi Gras Over 32 floats rolled through the streets of New Orleans on Tuesday for the annual Mardi Gras Zulu parade, bringing with it elaborate costumes, loud music, and lots of beads. Manila Valentine Protest TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images Manila Valentine Protest More than 3,000 students in Manila took to the streets for the 'One Billion Rising' global movement. The event, which coincides with Valentine's Day, calls for an end to all forms of discrimination and violence against women and children. Fire Engulfs Port-au-Prince's Historic Iron Market Spencer Platt/Getty Images Fire Engulfs Port-au-Prince's Historic Iron Market Hundreds of local vendors lost all of their merchandise in an early morning blaze that is still under investigation. Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is still reeling from President Donald Trump's decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in America following the 2010 earthquake that claimed more than 300,000 lives. Love Sick NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Love Sick Around the world, people will dish out the dollars on chocolates, fine jewelry, and, of course, flowers. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans alone are expected to spend $18.2 billion for the annual love affair. Wild About You Andrew Milligan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Wild About You Even the animal kingdom is celebrating Valentine's Day this year. Pictured here, leaf-cutting ants deliver red love hearts to their queen at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland.