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Berlin's spectacular festival of lights

Last updated on: October 12, 2012 11:58 IST

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Nights in Berlin are lit up once again. Over a million visitors are camping in the German city to witness the annual festival of lights.

In the festival, on between October 10-21, Berlin's world-famous landmarks, buildings and sites are illuminated. For nearly two weeks, numerous events transform the German capital into a sparkling metropolis.

Overall, more than 68 buildings have been illuminated during the 8th festival of lights. 

During the entirety of the festival, the city may be explored by land, air and water. Light-seeing offers many opportunities to view the sights.

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Image: The Siegessaeule (victory column) is illuminated during a technical check for the Festival of Lights in Berlin
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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The light installation featuring the movie "Skyfall" is projected at an office building during the opening day of the Festival of Lights in Berlin

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The Berliner Dom cathedral is illuminated during the opening day of the Festival of Lights in Berlin

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The Golden Victoria on top of the Siegessaeule (victory column) is illuminated during a technical check for the Festival of Lights in Berlin

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The French Cathedral stands lit in colours on Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

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The Berlin Fernsehturm, or TV tower, stands lit in purple with a laser animation

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The Brandenburg Gate and Quadriga atop it stand lit with special colours

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The Brandenburg Gate and Quadriga atop it stand lit with special colours

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A visitor looks at the Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt as it stands lit with a special pattern

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A combination photo shows the Brandenburg Gate as it is illuminated during a technical check for the Festival of Lights

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The US embassy is illuminated during a technical check for the Festival of Lights

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Buildings at the Gendarmenmarkt are illuminated during the opening day of the Festival of Lights in Berlin

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The Berliner Dom, or cathedral, stands lit with special patterns

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