Halloween around the world

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Halloween has become a global phenomenon marked by celebrations throughout the world, involving parades, costumes and trick-or-treating.

Here is a selection of photos of Halloween festivities from the past few days.

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Costumed performers taking part in the annual Paisley Halloween Festival, Scotland.
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Participants dressed as zombies take part in a Zombie Walk parade in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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Creative costumes were seen at a Halloween parade in Kawasaki city, Japan.
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More revellers at the Halloween parade in Kawasaki, Japan.
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Two-year-old Leo Jackson was dressed as a skeleton while picking pumpkins at Streamvale Open Farm in Belfast.
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump handed out sweets during a White House event.
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Surfers took to the waves in costumes at the 16th Annual Blackies Halloween Surf event in Newport Beach, California.

Surfers took to the waves in costumes at the 16th Annual Blackies Halloween Surf event

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Creative costumes at the event included President Trump and a cow.
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A Buddhist monk donated blood at the National Blood Center, Bangkok, Thailand, while a ghostly staff member looked on
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The staff dressed up in horror costumes as part of a Halloween campaign to encourage more people to give blood
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A cardboard skeleton emerged from the ground in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City.
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The sculpture has been placed in the street ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations on 1 and 2 November.
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Also in Mexico City, a reveller took part in the Catrinas Parade dressed as La Catrina, a character created by cartoonist Jose Guadalupe Posada.
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A woman attends the Whitby Goth Weekend in Yorkshire, when hundreds of goths descend on the seaside town where Bram Stoker found inspiration for Dracula.

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