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A Bavarian riflemen in traditional costume awaits to fire his muzzle loader in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Members of various shooting clubs of the region met for a salute on the last day of the famous Oktoberfest beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Oktoberfest highlights

Germany kicked off the world's largest beer festival Saturday. More than 6 million people from around the world are expected to visit Munich for the 16-day festival, according to an Associated Press estimate.