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Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Germany's Munich

Updated : 2018-09-24 07:00:04

The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Around 6 million visitors are expected at the festival grounds in Munich before the Oktoberfest ends on October 7.

Brewery horses drag a wain during a parade as part of the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) 
Brewery horses drag a wain during a parade as part of the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) 
People enter the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
People enter the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
People wave during a parade as part of the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
People wave during a parade as part of the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A young woman celebrates the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A young woman celebrates the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
People run to enter the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
People run to enter the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
People reach out for a glass of beer. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
People reach out for a glass of beer. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Markus Soeder, governor of the German state of Bavaria, attends the tapping of the first barrel of beer by Munich's mayor Dieter Reiter as part of the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
Markus Soeder, governor of the German state of Bavaria, attends the tapping of the first barrel of beer by Munich's mayor Dieter Reiter as part of the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)
Drummers attend a parade as part of the opening of the festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Drummers attend a parade as part of the opening of the festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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