Summary: For the first time in a while, the article on Deaths in 2013 failed to breach the top 10; however, it's fair to say that commemorating death was a strong theme this week, with Lou Reed's passing generating interest, as well as a Google Doodle celebrating the costume designer Edith Head. And of course, the world's greatest celebrations of the dead, Halloween and the Day of the Dead, were also popular this week.
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For the week of October 27 to November 2, the 10 most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the report of the 5,000 most trafficked pages* were:
A Google Doodle on the 106th birthday of Hollywood's Queen of Costumes (who to this day holds the record for the most Oscars won by a woman and who, together with Hubert de Givenchy, created the image of Audrey Hepburn) led to a fairly staggering amount of interest from the public.
Mexico's slightly more laid-back take on Halloween, with its sugar skulls and marigolds, is becoming ever more popular each year, particularly in places, like the United States, with an expanding Hispanic influence.