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Holy anniversary! Displays of bat signal fete Batman at 80

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The Batman signal from the Batman comic book and movie series is shined on the Domino Sugar Refinery in honor of Batman Day in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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Stephanie Salgado poses with her cape during the lighting of the Bat signal commemorating Batman’s 80th anniversary in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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Flashback Heart Attack performs during the Batman fan experience on Batman’s 80th anniversary at Grand Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.
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A Bat signal light is lit in the Torre Reforma during the commemorating of Batman’s 80th anniversary in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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A man in a Batman cape takes photos with his cellphone during the lighting of the Bat signal commemorating Batman’s 80th anniversary in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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A man dressed as Batman looks up towards the Batman signal projected onto a building to celebrate Batman Day in Montreal, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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The Batman signal is projected onto a building to celebrate Batman Day in Montreal, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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A man dressed in a Batman costume poses for a photo in front of the Batman signal projected onto a building to celebrate Batman Day in Montreal, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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A woman poses for a photo beneath a Batman signal projected onto a building to celebrate Batman Day in Montreal, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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This image made from video provided by WPIX-TV shows the Batman signal projected on the Domino Sugar Refinery in honor of Batman Day in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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Tony Bradshaw, of Los Angeles, dressed as Batman, poses in front of a Bat-Signal projected onto City Hall during a tribute to “Batman” star Adam West in Los Angeles on June 15, 2017.
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Melissa Soldati and Anthony Romano take a selfie with the Batman signal projected on the Domino Sugar Refinery in honor of Batman Day in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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A man dressed in a Batman costume poses for a photo in front of the Batman signal projected on the Domino Sugar Refinery in honor of Batman Day in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
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The start of the Batman Inaugural 5K run on Batman’s 80th anniversary at Grand Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.
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Batman and Captain America walk toward the start line of the Batman Inaugural 5K from the Batman fan experience on Batman’s 80th anniversary at Grand Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.

NEW YORK — It’s no joker. The night is lighting up Saturday around the world with the famous bat signal to mark a special anniversary for Batman.

DC Comics is carrying off a celebration of Batman Day to mark the 80th anniversary of the appearance of crimefighter Bruce Wayne and his masked identity.

Fan gatherings happened all over the world. But the most ambitious party plan was the illumination of the bat signal.

It started at Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia. The signal is also appearing in 13 other cities, including Tokyo, Berlin, Rome, Paris, London, Montreal, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg, as well New Yor City’s Domino Sugar Refinery.

Los Angeles also celebrated with a fan experience concert and the Batman Inaugural 5K run.

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