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In Pics: Halloween 2020

Halloween is marked in many Christian countries where some people light candles and wear costumes in an ancient tradition thought to ward off ghosts and evil spirits.

November 01, 2020

Revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, in New York.

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Revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, in New York.

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A reveler marches during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, in New York.

AP Photo/Jeenah Moon

A reveler marches during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, in New York.

AP Photo/Jeenah Moon

People wearing NASA astronaut costumes trick-or-treat with a child dressed as an alien on Halloween in La Paz, Bolivia, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

AP Photo/Juan Karita

Children walk collecting candies during the Halloween celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic in La Paz, Bolivia.

AP Photo/Juan Karita

Julianna Seltzer, 2, left, and Chase Lessig, 3, both of Reading, Pa., hold hands while trick-or-treating on Paxson Avenue in Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

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Clay Stalter helps his daughters, Ruby, left, and Anika, load the candy catapult built by his wife, Leslie, at right, in order to deliver candy to trick-or-treaters while maintaining social distance on Halloween in Springfield, Ill. Though Anika wanted a candy cannon to go with the family's Pirates of the Caribean theme, it was ruled impractical.

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A man wearing U.S. President Donald Trump costume to celebrate Halloween amid an outbreak of the coronavirus, in central Hong Kong.

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People wearing costumes and face masks to protect against the coronavirus, celebrate Halloween in Central of Hong Kong.

AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Colin Buckley of Omaha wears a Spiderman suit as he waits to cast an early vote on Halloween, at the Douglas County Election Commission office in Omaha, Nebraska.

AP Photo/Nati Harnik

Adam Fogerty wears a costume on Halloween, as he stands in line with others to vote early, at the Douglas County Election Commission office in Omaha, Nebraska.

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A child dressed for Halloween walks down steps at a shopping district in Beijing. Although Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in China, some residents in the Chinese capital are taking time out to dress up for a bit of fun.

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Residents dressed for Halloween walk past a Chinese policeman outside a shopping district in Beijing.

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

A man shows off his Genie costume for Halloween near Tokyo's famed Shibuya traffic intersection. Halloween for Japanese people is simply a fun time, but the city government asked people not to gather because of the pandemic.

AP Photo/Hiro Komae