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IMAGES: Commuters ride trains in their underwear!

Last updated on: January 14, 2013 19:15 IST

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In the following pages, we bring you a few laugh-worthy pics from the No Pants Subway Ride 2013!

Passengers all over the world travelled without their trousers in a cheeky international stunt for 'No Pants Day.'

Organised by US practical joke group 'Improv Everywhere' there was a co-ordinated subway ride across New York City, the Mirror reported.


Image: People watch as participants in the No Pants Subway Ride take the 6 train downtown in New York January 13, 2013
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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According to the official Facebook site, people were invited to take part in travelling without their trousers as long as they could keep a straight face.

The craze spread to London with a group of Arsenal fans pictured in their underpants ahead of their game against Manchester City at the Emirates.


Image: People taking part in the No Pants Subway Ride wait to board the uptown 6 train in New York January 13, 2013
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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The stunt also spread to Stockholm, Sydney, Mexico and Shanghai as stunned tube, metro and subway users looked on, bemused.

The organisers of the 12th annual bare-legged event gave the thousands of brave participants' detailed instructions to sit in the (subway) car as they normally would and read a magazine or whatever as they normally did.


Image: A participant of the No Pants Subway Ride stands in a subway train in Mexico City January 13, 2013
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters

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The organisers told them that their team leader will divide them into smaller groups, assigning their group a specific stop where they will remove their trousers.

As soon as the doors shut at the stop, they should stand up and take their pants off and put them in a backpack, the organisers said.

If the participants liked to use a briefcase, purse, grocery bag, or whatever instead of a backpack that was fine as well.


Image: Participants of the No Pants Subway Ride pose for a photo as they wait for the train in Mexico City January 13, 2013
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters
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If anyone asked asks them why they'd removed their pants they should tell them that they were "getting uncomfortable".

The organisers asserted that the participants should exit the train at their assigned stop and stand on the platform, pantless.

They said that participants should wait on the platform for the next train to arrive and stay in the exact same place on the platform, so that they enter the next train in the same car as they exited the last train.


Image: Passengers react to seeing a man take off his pants on the subway during the annual No Pants Subway Ride in Shanghai January 13, 2013
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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Source: ANI