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Tens Of Thousands Strip Down To Celebrate 'No Pants Subway Ride'

People from more than 60 cities participated in the annual event.

11/01/2016 9:46 PM AEDT | Updated 11/01/2016 9:46 PM AEDT

From New York City to Tokyo, Madrid to Moscow, tens of thousands of people descended upon train stations around the globe on Sunday with one ballsy mission: To ride on public transportation with no pants on. 

The bottoms-less folk were celebrating the 15th annual No Pants Subway Ride, originally started by the New York-based comedy collective Improv Everywhere. As the name suggests, the event involves people taking trains in their underwear while otherwise decked out in winter garb. 

"The participants behave as if they do not know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves," explained Improv Everywhere on their website. "The only unusual thing is their lack of pants." 

According to the group, participants in this year’s event hailed from more than 60 cities in over 25 countries.

Here are some photos of Sunday's leggy shenanigans: 

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Union Station, Los Angeles
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Union Station, Los Angeles.
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Bucharest, Romania.
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New York City. 
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New York City.
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Prague, Czech Republic.
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Prague, Czech Republic.
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Union Station, Los Angeles.
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New York City.
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Prague, Czech Republic.

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