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Goths gather in England to celebrate all things dark and mysterious

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Victoriana fan Jan Farmer poses outside Whitby Abbey during the Whitby Goth Weekend on April 28, in Whitby, England.

Whitby Gothic Weekend which was started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious has become a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown to include followers of Romanticism, Victoriana, Cybergoth and Steampunk and features music, dancing, drinking and shopping for all of those interested in alternative lifestyles.

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Goths show off their make-up and dress.

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Goths and Steampunks walk through Whitby during Whitby Goth Weekend.

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Dracula's bride, alias Jean Pawson, adjusts the collar of Dracula, John Threfall.

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A Goth peers from behind a gravestone.

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Goths stand near the abbey.

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A skeleton sits in the driver's seat of a hearse.

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Goth Jimmy Clarke walks in the narrow fishermens' streets during Whitby Goth Weekend.