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Photos: Occupy Wall Street Or Halloween? You Decide.

"Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators stage a march dressed as corporate zombies during a protest near Wall Street in New York. Oct. 3, 2011.
Credit: Emmanuel Dunand

While the Occupy Wall Street movement has grown into a serious force throughout the United States, many critics continue to dismiss its carnival-like spirit. Despite the seriousness of the issues the occupiers have raised, it has at times taken on elements of farce and humor.  

Scanning Occupy Wall Street images this week, it's hard not to see a connection to Halloween. Face it, they look similar. Or maybe it's because the viral tumblr blog, "Halloween or Williamsburg" is on our mind? 

Occupy Wall Street or Halloween? Some of these might be a little of both.

  • "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators stage a march dressed as corporate zombies during a protest near Wall Street in New York. Oct. 3, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Occupy Wall Street participants protest on Washington Square in New York. Oct. 15, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • An Occupy Wall Street supporter dressed as a corporate zombie holds a sign at Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 30, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Occupy Wall Street members stage a protest march near Wall Street in New York. Oct. 12, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Demonstrators with Occupy Wall Street continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 24, 2011.
    Credit: Timothy A. Clary
  • A masked Occupy Wall Street protester trick-or-treats as people pass by at Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 31, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Carved pumpkins bearing the Occupy Wall Street letters stand on Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York. Oct. 25, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Occupy Wall Street participants carry on their occupation of Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York. Oct. 18, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • A demonstrator dressed as Marie Antoinette takes part in the 'Occupy Wall Street' protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on Oct. 13, 2011.
    Credit: Timothy A. Clary
  • A costumed member of Occupy Wall Street stands on Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 14, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement march though Lower Manhattan in New York City. Oct. 5, 2011.
    Credit: Mario Tama
  • An Occupy Wall Street supporter dressed as a corporate zombie holds a sign at Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 30, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Protesters with painted faces look on after a march to Los Angeles City Hall during the 'Occupy Los Angeles' demonstration in solidarity with the ongoing 'Occupy Wall Street' protest in New York City. Oct. 1, 2011
    Credit: Kevork Djansezian
  • Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 24, 2011.
    Credit: Timothy A. Clary
  • Protesters hold signs after a march to Los Angeles City Hall during the 'Occupy Los Angeles' demonstration in solidarity with the ongoing 'Occupy Wall Street' protest in New York City. Oct. 1, 2011.
    Credit: Kevork Djansezian
  • Occupy Wall Street participants carry on their occupation of Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York. Oct. 18, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Occupy Wall Street participants protest on Washington Square in New York. Oct. 15, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Occupy Wall Street members take part in New York's annual Halloween parade in New York. Oct. 31, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • Occupy Wall Street supporters hold signs at Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 30, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • An Occupy Wall Street protestor dressed up in a zombie costume takes part in the 39th Annual Halloween Parade in New York, New York. Oct. 31, 2011.
    Credit: Andrew Burton
  • Occupy LA activists protest at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnavale in West Hollywood, California. Oct. 31, 2011.
    Credit: Robyn Beck
  • A member of Occupy Wall Street dressed as Santa Claus talks with passerbyes on Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York. Oct. 25, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand
  • A costumed for Halloween Occupy Wall Street supporter trick-or-treats at Zuccotti Park in New York. Oct. 31, 2011.
    Credit: Emmanuel Dunand

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