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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image captionCostumed performers taking part in the annual Paisley Halloween Festival, Scotland.
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image captionParticipants dressed as zombies take part in a Zombie Walk parade in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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image captionCreative costumes were seen at a Halloween parade in Kawasaki city, Japan.
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image captionMore revellers at the Halloween parade in Kawasaki, Japan.
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image captionTwo-year-old Leo Jackson was dressed as a skeleton while picking pumpkins at Streamvale Open Farm in Belfast.
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image captionUS President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump handed out sweets during a White House event.
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image captionSurfers 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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image captionCreative costumes at the event included President Trump and a cow.
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image captionA Buddhist monk donated blood at the National Blood Center, Bangkok, Thailand, while a ghostly staff member looked on
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image captionThe staff dressed up in horror costumes as part of a Halloween campaign to encourage more people to give blood
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image captionA cardboard skeleton emerged from the ground in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City.
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image captionThe sculpture has been placed in the street ahead of the Day of the Dead celebrations on 1 and 2 November.
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image captionAlso 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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image captionA 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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