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Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Cerberus grace the Halloween pumpkins of 2020

How many of these would spook you?

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Two of 2020’s best pumpkins, including a Boris Johnson lantern (Sam Lynam and TOLIY)

Two of 2020’s best pumpkins, including a Boris Johnson lantern (Sam Lynam and TOLIY)

Two of 2020’s best pumpkins, including a Boris Johnson lantern (Sam Lynam and TOLIY)

People all over the world have been sharing their best pumpkin efforts for Halloween 2020, with topical satire and artistic genius the order of the day.

But which of these wins your vote for the spookiest pumpkin of the year?

First up, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a popular theme.

(Sam Lynam)

And with a little help from some blonde wigs, both he and US president Donald Trump found their likenesses represented by a pair of squashes.

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(Simon, Scott, Fee and Brad from the Kelly family)

(Simon, Scott, Fee and Brad from the Kelly family)

(Simon, Scott, Fee and Brad from the Kelly family)

Some went for a less politically charged theme, one pumpkin artist deciding to add braces to the impressive gnashers they’d carved.

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(@KempWatercolour)

(@KempWatercolour)

(@KempWatercolour)

Meanwhile others used their pumpkins to communicate good news, such as the impending arrival of a new member of the family.

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(Angelika Zaborowska)

(Angelika Zaborowska)

(Angelika Zaborowska)

Betsy Vallis (8) and Molly Vallis (5) used twigs and acorns to make these enchanting fairy pumpkin houses, which any fairy would be proud to call home.

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(Shelley Meredith)

(Shelley Meredith)

(Shelley Meredith)

Speaking of houses, how about this one made for a pumpkin, from a pumpkin?

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(Grant Lewis/@RiggsLewis)

(Grant Lewis/@RiggsLewis)

(Grant Lewis/@RiggsLewis)

However, there are some pumpkins best avoided by smaller members of the community.

Meet Murphy, who was on his way to a pumpkin competition when his owner snapped this cute picture of him.

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(@gabadingdom)

(@gabadingdom)

(@gabadingdom)

From wholesome to wholly terrifying, this Cerberus effort is certainly hardcore.

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(Justin/Reddit)

(Justin/Reddit)

(Justin/Reddit)

Just one carving is not enough for some – this artist has been making one a day with craft foam pumpkins.

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(Stephen Barkis)

(Stephen Barkis)

(Stephen Barkis)

And last but not least, for the scariest pumpkins the message is one taken from the real world rather than that of the supernatural.

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(Melissa/Reddit)

(Melissa/Reddit)

(Melissa/Reddit)

Absolutely terrifying.

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