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A performer of the Haunt House is scaring visitors during Halloween, in Caddo Mills, Texas on Wednesday night. Thousands of people visit haunted houses across the country each year around Halloween.
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People in costumes take part in a performance ahead of Halloween celebrations in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 31, 2012.
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Halloween costume contestants parade before judges at a local park in Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct. 31. Locals gather to 'trick or treat' and show off their costumes.
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A woman dons a witch's hat during a Halloween party at Tierpark Berlin in Berlin, Germany, Oct. 31.
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Students in costume dance after the annual Fall Festival Costume Parade at Janney Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Oct. 31.