October 24, 2012
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Festival of Lights


Jack-o’-lanterns are a traditional symbol of Halloween. But some pumpkin carvings are anything but ordinary. Here, at the Pumpkin Fest in Chicago, Illinois, about 40,000 carved pumpkins are lit. Festival participants hope to set a Guinness World Record for the most people carving pumpkins at one time. Click through the slideshow to see what cool and creative designs people have made with pumpkins to celebrate this Halloween season.

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