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Global No Pants Subway Ride 2014

Photos from the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders around the world to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face.

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    Participants in the13th annual International "No Pants Subway Ride" pose for a photograph at Paddington underground station in London, on January 12, 2014. Started in 2002 with only seven participants, the day is now marked in over 60 cities around the world. The idea behind "No Pants" is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and d

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    Some riders enter the New York subway in their underwear as they take part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" walk in a metro station n in Washington on January 12, 2014. "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants in January. The event is observed in dozens of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a train in a metro station n in Washington on January 12, 2014. "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants in January. The event is observed in dozens of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    © NICHOLAS KAMM / 2014 AFP
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    People taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" wait at a metro station in Mexico City on January 12, 2014. "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants on January. The event is observed in dozens of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO NAVA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO NAVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" wait at a metro station in Mexico City on January 12, 2014. "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants on January. The event is observed in dozens of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO NAVA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO NAVA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man rides a New York subway train in his underwear as he takes part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Police look on as riders wait for a train in the New York subway in their underwear as they take part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A rider waits for a train in the New York subway in her underwear as she takes part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Two women ride a train in the New York subway in their underwear as they take part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / 2014 AFP
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    A rider waits for a train in the New York subway in his underwear as he takes part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / 2014 AFP
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    People taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" wait at a metro station in Buenos Aires on January 12, 2014. "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants in January. The event is observed in dozens of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO / Alejandro PAGNI (Photo credit should read ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A couple taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" remains on a metro train in Buenos Aires on January 12, 2014. "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants in January. The event is observed in dozens of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO / Alejandro PAGNI (Photo credit should read ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)

    © ALEJANDRO PAGNI / 2014 AFP
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    Two riders in the New York City subway in the underwear as they take part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / 2014 AFP
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    A rider in the New York City subway in the underwear as she takes part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride January 12, 2014. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    © TIMOTHY A. CLARY / 2014 AFP
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    People take part in a 'No Pants Subway Ride' event in Beijing on January 12, 2014. Commuters in Hong Kong and Beijing braved public transport without trousers in the stunt, also celebrated in Australia's major cities, which has gone global since its first staging by the US group Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

    © WANG ZHAO / 2014 AFP
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    People take part in a 'No Pants Subway Ride' event in Beijing on January 12, 2014. Commuters in Hong Kong and Beijing braved public transport without trousers in the stunt, also celebrated in Australia's major cities, which has gone global since its first staging by the US group Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

    © WANG ZHAO / 2014 AFP
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    People take part in a 'No Pants Subway Ride' event in Beijing on January 12, 2014. Commuters in Hong Kong and Beijing braved public transport without trousers in the stunt, also celebrated in Australia's major cities, which has gone global since its first staging by the US group Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

    © WANG ZHAO / 2014 AFP
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    A man and daughter walk past a group of people taking part in a 'No Pants Subway Ride' event in Beijing on January 12, 2014. Commuters in Hong Kong and Beijing braved public transport without trousers in the stunt, also celebrated in Australia's major cities, which has gone global since its first staging by the US group Improv Everywhere in New York in 2002. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

    © WANG ZHAO / 2014 AFP
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    An Indian commuter, stripped to his underpants, participates in a No Pants Subway Ride on the metro in Bangalore on January 12, 2014. The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged across major cities of the World every January. The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year. The idea behind No Pants is simple - random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the m

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    BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: A participant of the No Pants Subway Ride looks at a subway map while riding a train on January 12, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The annual event, in which participants board a subway car in January while not wearing any pants while behaving as though they do not know each other, began as a joke by the public prank group Improv Everywhere in New York City and has since spread around the world, with enthusiasts in around 60 cities and 29 countries across the globe, according to the

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    BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: Participants of the No Pants Subway Ride prepare to board a train on January 12, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The annual event, in which participants board a subway car in January while not wearing any pants while behaving as though they do not know each other, began as a joke by the public prank group Improv Everywhere in New York City and has since spread around the world, with enthusiasts in around 60 cities and 29 countries across the globe, according to the organization's site

    © Adam Berry / 2014 Getty Images
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    BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: A participant of the No Pants Subway Ride waits for a train on January 12, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The annual event, in which participants board a subway car in January while not wearing any pants while behaving as though they do not know each other, began as a joke by the public prank group Improv Everywhere in New York City and has since spread around the world, with enthusiasts in around 60 cities and 29 countries across the globe, according to the organization's site. (Pho

    © Adam Berry / 2014 Getty Images
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    BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: Participants of the No Pants Subway Ride ride a train on January 12, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The annual event, in which participants board a subway car in January while not wearing any pants while behaving as though they do not know each other, began as a joke by the public prank group Improv Everywhere in New York City and has since spread around the world, with enthusiasts in around 60 cities and 29 countries across the globe, according to the organization's site. (Photo by

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    People in underwear commute in a subway station in Paris, as they take part in the 2014 No Pants Subway Ride on January 12, 2014 in Paris. Started by Improv Everywhere, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes (without pants) and keep a straight face. AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Participants in the 13th annual International "No Pants Subway Ride" travel on a London underground train in London, on January 12, 2014. Started in 2002 with only seven participants, the day is now marked in over 60 cities around the world. The idea behind "No Pants" is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not acknowledge

    © LEON NEAL / 2014 AFP
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    BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 12: An activist (R) shouts at participants of the No Pants Subway Ride because she feels their 'cause' is not as important as her own on January 12, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The annual event, in which participants board a subway car in January while not wearing any pants while behaving as though they do not know each other, began as a joke by the public prank group Improv Everywhere in New York City and has since spread around the world, with enthusiasts in around 60 cities and 29

    © Adam Berry / 2014 Getty Images
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    Participants in the 13th annual International "No Pants Subway Ride" travel on a London underground train in London, on January 12, 2014. Started in 2002 with only seven participants, the day is now marked in over 60 cities around the world. The idea behind "No Pants" is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not acknowledge

    © LEON NEAL / 2014 AFP
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    Participants in the13th annual International "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for trains at a London underground station in London, on January 12, 2014. Starting in 2002 with only seven participants, the day is now marked in over 60 cities around the world. The idea behind "No Pants" is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not a

    © LEON NEAL / 2014 AFP
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    People taking part in the "No Pants Subway Ride" ride a metro train in Washington on January 12, 2014. "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event in which transit passengers ride trains without wearing pants in January. The event is observed in dozens of cities worldwide. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    © NICHOLAS KAMM / 2014 AFP