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    • An Upper East Side home is decorated for Halloween on 28 October 2020 in New York City.
    • An Upper East Side home is decorated for Halloween on 28 October 2020 in New York City.
    • A bird's skeleton is placed outside a house in New York's Upper East Side as part of Halloween celebrations.
    • Halloween decorations festoon the entrance of a house in New York City.
    • A bat skeleton is placed outside an Upper East Side home in New York City.
    • An Upper East Side planter box is decorated ghoulishly for Halloween on 28 October 2020 in New York City.
    • A balcony in New York City is decorated for Halloween.
    • An Upper East Side planter box is decorated for Halloween on 28 October 2020 in New York City.
    • A woman shows Halloween decorations to a child, New York City, 28 October 2020.
    • Skeletons, pumpkins are placed outside a home in New York City to decorate the area for Halloween.
    • A person looks at a ghost displayed in a window on the Upper East Side on 28 October 2020 in New York City.
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    An Upper East Side home is decorated for Halloween on 28 October 2020 in New York City.

    With two days left before Halloween, streets in cities across the US and Europe have been decorated with pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts and zombies.

    This year, Halloween celebrations are bound to be special both in the US - where the presidential elections are taking place only a few days later on 3 November - and almost everywhere else around the Earth because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. 

    There is too much frightening and sad news already, some would say, and others would argue that even in hard times, we should not forget our traditions and try to enjoy life as much as we can. 

    Check out Sputnik's gallery to find inspiration for this year's Halloween celebrations.

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