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Preparations For Halloween Continue As Weekend Festivities Approach

PETALUMA, CA - OCTOBER 28: Pumpkins are seen at Petaluma Pumpkin Patch on October 28, 2011 in Petaluma, California. According to a study by the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend nearly $6.9 billion on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy this year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Halloween around the world

Halloween weekend festivities get started all over the U.S. and around the globe.