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Sep 20, 2015

The Start of Oktoberfest 2015

The Start of Oktoberfest 2015

Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital of Munich over the next two weeks for the 182nd Oktoberfest, which runs until October 4, 2015

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Women decorate gingerbread Oktoberfest hearts with icing at Fesey company factory in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Steinfatt of the Paulaner brewery unveils a huge beer mug figure in preparation for the Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Oktoberfest souvenirs are prepared at the Paulaner tent for the upcoming Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A worker walks in the Paulaner tent during preparations for the upcoming Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors arrive on the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A German police officer and a sniffer dog named Anton inspect a beer barrel before the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors stand in queue ahead of the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors stand in queue ahead of the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors stand in queue ahead of the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors stand in queue ahead of the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors rush to get tables inside a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Customers take tables inside a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Customers take tables inside a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors dressed in traditional Bavarian outfits enter a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A vendor arranges gingerbreads before the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Empty bottles are left on the ground during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A combination of pictures shows customers filling a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors stand in queue ahead of the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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German police officers patrol the grounds of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Girls in traditional Bavarian outfits pose for a picture on the grounds of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A waiter carries plates with sausages in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors watch the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A waitress carries plates with griled chicken in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors cheer with beer during the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A waiter carries plates with snacks in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors reach for one of the mugs of beer from the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Munich mayor Reiter prepares to tap the first barrel of beer during the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Bavarian state Premier Seehofer and Munich mayor Reiter pose during the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A waitress carries beer in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Girls cheer with beer during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A waitress carries beer in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors in traditional Bavarian attire cheer with beer during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Men in traditional Bavarian attire cheer with beer during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors reach for one of the mugs of beer from the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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The mascot of the German Loewenbraeu brewery is pictured on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors walk past an observation wheel on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Girls sit on the floor as they eat during the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors pose for a picture during the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors rest on the grass during the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Waiters carry beer in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors rest on the grass during the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Waitresses queue at a kitchen in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A waitress carries beer in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A visitor drinks beer on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors cheer with beer on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors joke with beer mugs on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors toast with beer on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors toast with beer on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A waitress carries beer during the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors enjoy 'Topspin' fun ride during opening day of 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors enjoy 'Topspin' fun ride during opening day of 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Visitors enjoy 'Skater' fun ride during opening day of 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows the cleavage of Oktoberfest visitors wearing traditional Bavarian dirndl dresses during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A general view shows the festival ground during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A giant beer mug is seen during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A banner with the words "closed due to overload" is seen at the entrance of a beer tent during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors ride a merry-go-round during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors are seen on a fairground ride during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors ride a merry-go-round during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A general view shows the festival ground during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A general view shows the festival ground during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors ride a merry-go-round during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors ride a merry-go-round during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors ride a merry-go-round during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors ride a ferris wheel during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Visitors ride a merry-go-round during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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A general view shows the festival ground during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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