12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride [Photos]

12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride -- I think I have heard or read about this before but for those who missed this specific world event, Jan. 13, 2013 was a No Pants Subway Ride. It was participated by commuters and or folks from different countries or cities including New York, Germany, and Mexico.

Other cities participating in the global No Pants Subway Ride are the following:
- Adelaide
- Amsterdam
- Ann Arbor
- Århus
- Atlanta
- Austin
- Bangkok
- Barcelona
- Berlin
- Boston
- Brisbane
- Buenos Aires
- Calgary
- Chicago
- Charlotte
- Cleveland
- Cologne
- Copenhagen
- Dallas
- Edmonton
- Gelsenkirchen
- Hamburg
- Hong Kong
- Jerusalem
- Lisbon
- London
- Los Angeles
- Madrid
- Manchester
- Melbourne
- Mexico City
- Milan
- Minneapolis
- Montreal
- Munich
- New Orleans
- New York
- Paris
- Philadephia
- Phoenix
- Portland
- Prague
- Rio de Janeiro
- Rome
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Santiago
- Santo Domingo
- São Paulo
- Seattle
- Shanghai
- Sofia, Bulgaria
- St. Louis
- Stockholm
- Sydney
- Toronto
- Toulouse
- Valencia
- Vancouver
- Warsaw
- Washington, DC
- Zürich

The No Pants Subway Ride was organized by Improv Everywhere, a New York City-based "prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places." It was created sometime in August 2011 through the innovations of Charlie Todd. To date, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions or scenes already.

Commuting folks stripped down to their underwear as they go to perform their usual daily tasks in their respective areas and places.
Commuters without their pants wait for a subway train at Potsdamer Square subway station.
Shanghai: Other passengers looked at a man taking off his pants on the subway, during the 2013 No Pants Subway Ride
Friends without their usual pants, playing chess on a subway during the "No Pants Subway Ride
Urban scenes like these are mostly done for practical reasons. Like in New York, participating in the "No Pants Subway Ride" is some sort of a relief for people in a 52 something degree weather. There could be other reasons too, like in the form of a protest or demonstration.

How about you, did you participate in this year's "No Pants Subway Ride"? What are your thoughts about the observance?

Photos by: ALY SONG/REUTERS

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