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    A man poses with an empty beer mug in a tent at the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 25, 2012. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 will see some million visitors.
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    Traditionally dressed Bavarian men salute and enjoy a sunny day of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 25, 2012.
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    People sit on benches under a tent during the Oktoberfest beer festival fair at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 27, 2012.
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    A woman serves "Hendl" at the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 24, 2012.
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    People sit on benches under a tent during the Oktoberfest beer festival fair at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 27, 2012.
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    A young woman drinks a beer at the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 24, 2012.
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    Schweinswuerstl (Bavarian veal sausages) are roasted, Sept. 25, 2012 at the Theresienwiese in Munich for the Oktoberfest Wurstpruefungskommission. The Oktoberfest Wurstpruefungskommission meets annually together for quality control of goods sold at Oktoberfest.
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    Waitress Helga carries beer glasses in the "Hofbraeuhaus" beer tent at the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 24, 2012.
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    A woman wears a necklace in form of a heart that reads "Princess" as she sits under a tent during the Oktoberfest beer festival fair at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 27, 2012.
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    A woman stands in front of gingerbread hearts at the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 26, 2012.
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    A carousel rotates in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary), left, and the St. Severi's Church, right, during the Oktoberfest, the German Beer Festival at the Cathedral Square, in Erfurt, central Germany, Sept. 27, 2012.
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    The Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary), left, and the St. Severi's Church, right, reflect in a puddle during the Oktoberfest, the German Beer Festival at the Cathedral Square, in Erfurt, central Germany, Sept. 27, 2012. The Oktoberfest event in Erfurt started on Sept. 22 and last until Oct. 7, 2012.
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    Showmen's pastor Father Paul Schaeferskuepper performs a baptism on Sept. 27, 2012, at the Hippodrome tent in Munich, Germany during Oktoberfest 2012.
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    Members of a brass band wearing traditional Bavarian clothes participate in the riflemen's parade during day 2 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Participants of the Oktoberfest folklore parade eat and drink in a beer tent at the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
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    Visitors enjoy a ride on a merry-go-round at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
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    General view over the Oktoberfest beer festival, seen from the giant ferris wheel in the dusk of day 1 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    People are attracted by a luminous merry-go-round in the evening of day 1 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    A participant of the Oktoberfest folklore parade marches through the city at the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
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    Rider 'Braeurosl' from the Munich brewery celebrates during the Oktoberfest folklore parade through the city, during the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
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    A mother poses with a young boy wearing traditional Bavarian clothes as they participate in the riflemen's parade during day 2 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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  • Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012

    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Mayor of Munich Christian Ude taps the first beer barrel during the official opening of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 will see some million visitors.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Visitors wearing traditional Bavarian ride a fairground ride at the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany, on September 22, 2012.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    A traditionally Bavarian dressed man and his dogs wait for the opening parade during day 1 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Waitresses of the Spaten brewery wave with beer mugs during the opening parade during day 1 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on Sept. 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Policemen wait for the opening parade during day 1 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on Sept. 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Visitors wearing traditional Bavarian clothes raise their beers in a festival tent at the start of the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Horses carrying a beer coach participate in the opening parade during day 1 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on Sept. 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    A brass musician participate in the opening parade during day 1 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on Sept. 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Visitors wait in front of a beer tent during the opening day of the Oktoberfest 2012 beer festival at Theresienwiese on Sept. 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Munich inhabitants, one with a Maori style tattoo, the other dressed in traditional Bavarian Lederhosen trousers, cheer with beer steins three days ahead of Oktoberfest opening at Hofbraeuhaus beer garden on Sept. 18, 2012 in Muenchen, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, workers clean the Ochsenbraterei beer tent during preparations for the 179th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 6, 2012.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Saddler Ferdinand Moser, foreground, and his trainee Albert Gessler work in Moser's store in Miesbach, southern Germany, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Gingerbread hearts hang in a booth at the Theresienwiese fair grounds in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 20, 2012.
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  • Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012

    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Workers set up the benches in a traditionally decorated beer tent for the upcoming Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese fair grounds in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 20, 2012.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    German football players Grigoris Makos, Grzegorz Wojtkowiak, Guillermo Vallori, and Marin Tomasov model traditional Bavarian Lederhose costumes at the Lodenfrey costume shop on Sept. 19, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Ismael Blanco, left, and Grigoris Makos smile while trying on traditional Bavarian Lederhose costume at the Lodenfrey costume shop on Sept. 19, 2012 in Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    Shop assistant Anna Glaser stores traditional Bavarian Lederhosen trousers at the "Lederhosenwahnsinn" (which translates to "Lederhosen Mania"), four days before the opening of Oktoberfest, on Sept. 18, 2012 in Moosach, near Munich, Germany.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    A man works on a roller coaster at the fair ground of the upcoming Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 13, 2012.
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    Munich Prepares for Oktoberfest 2012
    A worker unhooks a ghost train decoration figure as it arrives at the fair grounds of the upcoming Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 13, 2012.
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