Photo Gallery Munich's Oktoberfest Opens

This weekend Munich's mayor, Christian Ude, opened the 176th Oktoberfest with the words "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!" in the Bavarian dialect). Organizers are expecting 6 million visitors over the course of the 16-day festival but want to show the world a tamer celebration than in previous years.
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