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PRAGUE, Czech Republic (CBS) -- Prague's historic city centre was taken over by hundreds of the walking dead in the annual festival the Zombie Walk on Saturday.

It's the fifth year for the event with participants making their way to the historical city's centre.

People from all over the country dressed up as the scary creatures, sporting red paint to mimic blood, false teeth and eyes, with one participant seen with a needle through her tongue.

The zombies walked through the city to the Charles Bridge with residents and tourists following close behind.

The rainy weather was blamed for smaller crowd of 762 compared to last year's record-breaking more than one thousand.

The walk finished at the Rudolfinum Music Hall with many zombies partying the night away into the early hours.