Annual No Pants Subway Ride Takes Place In New York City

An Army soldier takes off his pants while riding the subway Sunday in New York City. He and thousands of others participated in the 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride, organized by the prank collective Improv Everywhere. During the afternoon event, participants boarded separate subway stops and removed their pants, pretending that they did not know each other. The event, refered to as a "celebration of silliness" is designed to make fellow subway riders laugh and smile.

An Army soldier takes off his pants while riding the subway Sunday in New York City. He and thousands of others participated in the 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride, organized by the prank collective Improv Everywhere. During the afternoon event, participants boarded separate subway stops and removed their pants, pretending that they did not know each other. The event, refered to as a “celebration of silliness” is designed to make fellow subway riders laugh and smile.

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 13: A soldier takes off his pants while riding the subway on January 13, 2013 in New York City. He and thousands of others participated in the 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride, organized by New York City prank collective Improv Everywhere. During the afternoon event, participants boarded separate subway stops and removed their pants, pretending that they did not know each other. The event, refered to as a “celebration of silliness” is designed to make fellow subway riders laugh and smile. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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