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Walk to School Day celebrated around the globe

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 15:59:02-04

Students all over the world will be walking to school on Wednesday as part of an international initiative.

International Walk to School Day is a global event with more than 40 participating countries, including the U.S.

It began in 1997 as a one-day event and has turned into a a movement for year-round safe routes to school.

Today, thousands of schools across America - from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico - participate every October.