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Jack-o'-lanterns made ahead of Halloween

2010-10-28 03:42:51 GMT2010-10-28 11:42:51 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A traditional Jack-o'-lantern is made during a small gathering in Los Angles, the United States, Oct. 23, 2010. Pumpkin lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Jack-o'-lanterns are seen during a small gathering in Los Angles, the United States, Oct. 23, 2010. Pumpkin lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

A man poses for a photo through the eye of a traditional Jack-o'-lanterns during a small gathering in Los Angles, the United States, Oct. 23, 2010. Pumpkin lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

Jack-o'-lanterns are seen during a small gathering in Los Angles, the United States, Oct. 23, 2010. Pumpkin lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

People makes a traditional Jack-o'-lanterns during a small gathering in Los Angles, the United States, Oct. 23, 2010. Pumpkin lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

People makes a traditional Jack-o'-lantern during a small gathering in Los Angles, the United States, Oct. 23, 2010. Pumpkin lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect. (Xinhua/Qi Heng)

A traditional Jack-o'-lantern is made during a small gathering in Los Angles, the United States, Oct. 23, 2010. Pumpkin lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween, is typically a carved pumpkin. It is named after phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat dogs. To make a jack-o'-lantern, the top of a pumpkin is cut off and the inside flesh is scooped out, and then an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved on the outside surface. At night, a light is placed inside to illuminate the effect.

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