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PHOTOS: At world's largest BEER party... CHEERS!

September 25, 2013 09:35 IST
Revellers reach for the first beer mug at Hofbraeuhaus 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.

The 180th Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in the world, is underway in the Bavarian capital, Munich.

The festival is attended by over six million visitors from all around the world every year.

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A young woman enjoys drinking the first beer during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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A waitress carries beer mugs after tapping the first barrel during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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People enjoy a fairground ride during the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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Revellers reach for the first beer mug at Hofbraeuhaus beer tent during the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival.   

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A sales maid poses with gingerbread hearts during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival.

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Two women wearing traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses pose during the opening day of the 180th Oktoberfest in Munich.

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A young man drinks beer at Hofbraeuhaus beer tent during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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Visitors in Bavarian style clothes raise their glasses after getting their first Oktoberfest beer in the Schottenhamel-tent at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. 

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People ride a swing during the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. 

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Reveller enjoys the first beer at the opening day of Oktoberfest at Hofbraeu tent in Munich, Germany. 

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Visitors relax on a field beside the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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A waitress carries mugs of beer in the Schottenhamel tent during the opening day of the 180th Oktoberfest in Munich.

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A waitress carries Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at the Schottenhamel-tent at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. 

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A waitress carries mugs of beer during 180th Oktoberfest in Munich. 

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Visitors cheer with mugs of beer during the opening day the 180th Oktoberfest in Munich.

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A couple kiss each other during the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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A salesmaid selling gingerbread hearts relaxes outside a beer tent during day two of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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Member of costume group dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes participate in the opening parade of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Odeonsplatz in Munich, Germany.

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Member of a costume group participate in the opening parade of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Odeonsplatz in Munich, Germany.

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Two saleswomen talk together outside a beer tent during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. 

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Revellers dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing attend the Oktoberfest on September 21, 2013.

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People enjoy riding on fairground ride during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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A waitress carries Bavarian food at Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at the Schottenhamel-tent at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.  

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Visitors in Bavarian style clothes raise their glasses as they just got their first Oktoberfest-beer in the Schottenhamel-tent at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.  

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A view from a ferris wheel shows the festival area of Munich's Oktoberfest.

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People enjoy a fairground ride during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. 

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People rest on a meadow during Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.

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