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A waitress carries beer mugs in the Hofbraeuhaus tent after the opening of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 will see some million visitors. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) EDS NOTE - SHUTTER SPEED CAUSING BLUR

Oktoberfest highlights

January 1, 1970

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.