October 31, 2011

Jack-O’-Lanterns, Massachusetts

Photograph by Richard Nowitz, National Geographic

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Grinning jack-o’-lanterns spill across a tree and a porch as a festive welcome to Halloween. The custom of pumpkin carving originated in the British Isles, but people used large turnips or other vegetables instead of pumpkins.

(From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

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