Beer drinkers gathered Saturday to celebrate the opening of the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich. Tourist officials said the average beer price had risen just under three percent compared to 2013. A one-liter stein of Bavarian ale costs up to $13.70 in the enormous marquees where the revelers drink. An estimated six million people from around the globe visit the festival every year.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan on Friday, a prelude to the retail opening in Europe and the United States. Huge lines formed in Australia, some for days. In cities including New York, many lined up to buy the larger phones in order to resell them in locations the latest iPhones aren’t yet available, such as China.
The Ebola outbreak has killed over 2000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). West African states lack the resources to battle the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday.
If nothing is done to halt the outbreak and help struggling nations, the disease might spread to a larger area and claim even more lives.
Here’s another look back at events from the past week through a camera lens.
The Filmpark Babelsberg theme park in Potsdam is casting people for an upcoming horror show.
If you like horror it’s all rather pretty. If not, less so.
If you are into dance music Aruba was the place to be from the 3rd till the 7th of september. The 2nd edition of Electronic Festival was held on this One Happy Island. Over 5 days and nights, 23 DJ’s travelled to this Caribbean piece of paradise for an overload of private jets filled with silicone, epic poolparties, late night clubbing events, cruises, ADE conferences and the biggest dance festival ever seen in this part of the world. Photographer Rutger Geerling was flown in to document Electronic Festival in pictures and his best 101 pictures are seen on this page. Follow Rutger on his Facebook page for more great pictures.
Here’s our selection of the best, coolest and most newsworthy photos from the past week.
Twenty years ago the last Soviet troops left Germany to signal the start of the end of the Cold War.
With Putin seemingly longing for that era again, could the Cold War be back on?
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