Pantless train riders take over subways around the world

Pantless train riders take over subways around the world

Commuter train riders all over the world in cities including New York, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Chicago publicly shed their trousers for the annual No Pants Subway Ride.

Improv Everywhere, the New York-based group behind the event, said participants in more than 60 cities around the world — representing more than 25 different countries — shed their pants Sunday in organized groups for the 16th annual No Pants Subway Ride.

Passengers prepare to take part in the No Pants Subway Ride in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Passengers prepare to take part in the No Pants Subway Ride in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Some cities, including Chicago, featured participants facing frigid temperatures without the protection of pants, contributing to a lower-than-usual turnout.

The flagship No Pants Subway Ride in New York featured seven groups spreading out across 11 subway lines amid windy 22-degree temperatures.

Passengers take part in the No Pants Subway Ride in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Passengers take part in the No Pants Subway Ride in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

“Since this is the 16th year we’ve done this, there’s not too much to report other than it was another awesome time,” Improv Everywhere announced after the ride.

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