Scenes from London, Manila, and more.

While superstorm Sandy has dampened some celebrations on the East Coast of the United States, the rest of the country is gearing up for a night of costumes and sugar. It's true that Halloween is still largely an American holiday, but parts of the rest of world are getting into the spirit, too, as these costumes show:

Maggie, a giraffe, plays with a carved pumpkin during a Halloween-themed media event at the London Zoo on Oct. 30. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)
A man in a Halloween costume takes a rope jump from a 144-feet high old water pipe bridge in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia on Oct. 28. Enthusiasts take rope jumps ahead of the Halloween celebrations. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)
A woman dressed up as a zombie takes part in a night parade in the central avenue of San José, Costa Rica, on Oct. 27. People dressed up as zombies took part in the "Zombie Walk" during Halloween celebrations. (Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters)
A man competes in the ZJ Boarding House Halloween surf contest in Santa Monica, California, on Oct. 27. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
Pet owners display their pets dressed in costumes during the Scaredy Cats and Dogs Halloween costume competition at Eastwood mall in Quezon city, metro Manila, on Oct. 27. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

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