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Oktoberfest 2013

The festival runs from September 21 through October 6

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    Revellers reach for the first beer mug at Hofbraeuhaus beer tentduring day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    Revellers reach for the first beer mug at Hofbraeuhaus beer tentduring day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    Revellers reach for the first beer mug at Hofbraeuhaus beer tentduring day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    Munich mayor Christian Ude (SPD) (2nd R) and Bavarians Prime Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) wave to the visitors after Ude had tapped the barrel with the traditional 'O'zapft is!' ('It's tapped!') to launch the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Ude lost the election for bavarian Primeminister last week against Seehofer. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
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    Visitors in traditionel Bavarian clothes fix hats before the launch of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at the Schottenhamel-tent at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Shortly before Munich mayor Christian Ude (SPD) had tapped the first barrel with the traditional 'O'zapft is!' ('It's tapped!') to launch the festival. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
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    Revellers dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing attend the Oktoberfest on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    A child takes pictures during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    Young women in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses enjoy a fun ride during the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, on the fair's opening day on September 21, 2013. The world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 6, 2013. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    The top of the Loewenbraeu beer tent is seen during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    A woman drinks beer outside a beer tent during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    General view with Munich's Frauenkirche 'Cathedral of Our Dear Lady' in the background during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    Revellers dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing `Dirndl` walk over the Theresienwiese during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    General view during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    General view during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    General view during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    General view shows fun rides at the Oktoberfest beer festival on the Theresienwiese fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, on September 21, 2013. The world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE
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    A man and a girl enjoy a ride on the chairoplane at the Oktoberfest beer festival on the Theresienwiese fair grounds in Munich, southern Germany, on September 21, 2013. The world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DPA / KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / GERMANY OUT
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    Maria Newrzella, dressed as so called Muenchner Kindl, Munich heraldic character, arrives riding a horse during the opening parade of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    General view during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    General view during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    General view during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    People enjoy riding on a carousel during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    After a ride, people exit a merry-go-round during day one of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    A merry-go-round spins next to a giant ferris wheel at night during day one of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    Visitors enjoy the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
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    Visitors walk through a crowded street during sunset at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
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    Visitors enjoy the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
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    Visitors enjoy amusement rides in front of the famous backdrop of Munich Frauenkirche at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
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    Members of a costume group participate in the opening parade at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    Members of a traditional Bavarian brass group wearing Lederhosen participate in the opening parade at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    Visitors wearing traditional Bavarian clothes and Gamsbart hat (hat made of chamois hair) sit in the Hacker-Pschorr tent at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    Visitors chat beneath a giant beer mug at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
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    General view during Day 4 of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 24, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    Beer mugs and wooden beer barrel during day 6 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 26, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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    People enjoy riding on a merry-go-round during day 6 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 26, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)