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  • Amazing Jack-O'-Lanterns Glow

    It's the Great Pumpkin! The world's largest pumpkin was carved into a zombie horror scene at the New York Botanical Gardens. Visit <a href="http://www.Inhabitat.com">Inhabitat.com</a> for more images.
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  • Amazing Jack-O'-Lanterns Glow

    Sculptor Ray Villafane turned the 1,818.5 pound pumpkin into a 3D Halloween-themed presentation of zombies and other demons. Visit <a href="http://www.Inhabitat.com">Inhabitat.com</a> for more images.
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  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., features thousands of illuminated pumpkins created by a team of professional carvers.
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular illuminates up to 5,000 carvings at one time with a rotating display of more than 10,000 pumpkins for the duration of the festival.
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O'-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    In addition to traditional Halloween characters and scenes, the Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular includes scenes such as "The Jurassic Era," "The Dawn of Man" and "The Renaissance."
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The 2010 theme of the Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular was "A Walk Through Time," which includes scenes such as "The Growth of Democracy," "The Wild West" and "The 20th Century."
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., features 150,000 pounds of gourd.
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The finely carved pumpkins at the Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular depict people, places and scenes from popular culture to old-time favorites and everything in between.
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular, which is more than 20 years old, has been commended by the U.S. Library of Congress and recognized in the media as "extraordinary."
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular has become so popular that the wait to see the thousands of illuminated, intricately carved pumpkins can exceed two hours.
    Courtesy Bill Gallery
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    The Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular is open daily from 6 to 10 p.m., when the 150,000 pounds of gourd glow brightest.
    Courtesy Garrett Seiple
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    A Massachusetts postal carrier organized the first Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular in 1988, with about 185 pumpkins, compared with thousands today.
    Courtesy Garrett Seiple
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Showcases Carvings

    Proceeds from the 2010 Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular, which includes images of notables such as President John F. Kennedy, will support environmental education, conservation efforts and future improvements at event-host Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I.
    Courtesy Garrett Seiple
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