Photos: The ‘dead’ take over streets of Paris and London on World Zombie Day

World Zombie Day is an international annual event that grew from Pittsburgh's first ever Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall in 2006 -- the setting for Dawn of the Dead. Now, more than 50 cities participate in the event. Thousands of people around the world donned zombie costumes Saturday to mark World Zombie Day, a fundraiser to combat hunger that was filled with fake blood and brains. Participants asked to donate non-perishable food for local food banks before the event.

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Participants attend the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

Participants attend the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

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Participants attend the Zombie Walk in Paris on October 7, 2017. World Zombie Day is an international annual event. (AFP)

Participants attend the Zombie Walk in Paris on October 7, 2017. World Zombie Day is an international annual event. (AFP)

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Participants attend the Zombie Walk in Paris on October 7, 2017. The walk started from Pittsburgh’s first ever Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall in 2006 -- the setting for Dawn of the Dead. (AFP)

Participants attend the Zombie Walk in Paris on October 7, 2017. The walk started from Pittsburgh’s first ever Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall in 2006 -- the setting for Dawn of the Dead. (AFP)

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Participants attend the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris on October 7, 2017. Now, more than 50 cities participate in the event. (AFP)

Participants attend the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris on October 7, 2017. Now, more than 50 cities participate in the event. (AFP)

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A participant attends the Zombie Walk in Paris. (AFP)

A participant attends the Zombie Walk in Paris. (AFP)

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A participant attends the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris. The walks are now used to raise money for charity. (AFP)

A participant attends the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris. The walks are now used to raise money for charity. (AFP)

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A participant (R) poses for onlookers as she attends the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris. (AFP)

A participant (R) poses for onlookers as she attends the ‘Zombie Walk’ in Paris. (AFP)

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A participant poses for onlookers as he attends the Zombie Walk. (AFP)

A participant poses for onlookers as he attends the Zombie Walk. (AFP)

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Participants attend the Zombie Walk in Paris. People are asked to donate non-perishable food for local food banks before participating in the walk. (AFP)

Participants attend the Zombie Walk in Paris. People are asked to donate non-perishable food for local food banks before participating in the walk. (AFP)

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A participant checks theuir costume before taking part in a in a ‘Zombie Walk’ on World Zombie Day in London on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

A participant checks theuir costume before taking part in a in a ‘Zombie Walk’ on World Zombie Day in London on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

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People wearing costumes pose for a selfie as they gather at a bus stop before participating in a Zombie Walk in London on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

People wearing costumes pose for a selfie as they gather at a bus stop before participating in a Zombie Walk in London on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

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People wearing costumes pose for a photograph as they gather outside a London Underground station before participating in a ‘Zombie Walk’ on World Zombie Day, in London on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

People wearing costumes pose for a photograph as they gather outside a London Underground station before participating in a ‘Zombie Walk’ on World Zombie Day, in London on October 7, 2017. (AFP)

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