Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Oct 4, 2011 | 10:55am EDT

Oktoberfest

<p>Empty Oktoberfest beergarden tables are pictured during a rainy day in Munich September 19, 2011. Two days of heavy rain scaled down the expectations of funfair operators and beertent owners of the world's biggest beer fest which runs until October 3. REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Empty Oktoberfest beergarden tables are pictured during a rainy day in Munich September 19, 2011. Two days of heavy rain scaled down the expectations of funfair operators and beertent owners of the world's biggest beer fest which runs until October...more

Empty Oktoberfest beergarden tables are pictured during a rainy day in Munich September 19, 2011. Two days of heavy rain scaled down the expectations of funfair operators and beertent owners of the world's biggest beer fest which runs until October 3. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
1 / 30
<p>Around 60 shooters in traditional Bavarian clothes arrive for firing off salutes at the last day ceremony of Munich's Oktoberfest October 3, 2011. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world came to the Bavarian capital in the last two weeks for the 178th Oktoberfest. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Around 60 shooters in traditional Bavarian clothes arrive for firing off salutes at the last day ceremony of Munich's Oktoberfest October 3, 2011. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world came to the Bavarian capital in the last two weeks for...more

Around 60 shooters in traditional Bavarian clothes arrive for firing off salutes at the last day ceremony of Munich's Oktoberfest October 3, 2011. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world came to the Bavarian capital in the last two weeks for the 178th Oktoberfest. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
2 / 30
<p>Around 60 shooters in traditional Bavarian clothes fire off salutes during a last day ceremony at Munich's Oktoberfest October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Around 60 shooters in traditional Bavarian clothes fire off salutes during a last day ceremony at Munich's Oktoberfest October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Around 60 shooters in traditional Bavarian clothes fire off salutes during a last day ceremony at Munich's Oktoberfest October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
3 / 30
<p>Oktoberfest waitresses wait for customers during a rainy day in Munich September 19, 2011.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Oktoberfest waitresses wait for customers during a rainy day in Munich September 19, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Oktoberfest waitresses wait for customers during a rainy day in Munich September 19, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
4 / 30
<p>Visitors ride a swing carousel during the Munich Oktoberfest September 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Visitors ride a swing carousel during the Munich Oktoberfest September 23, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Visitors ride a swing carousel during the Munich Oktoberfest September 23, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
5 / 30
<p>A waitress carries the traditional 1-litre beer mugs at the opening of the world's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. The world's biggest beer fest runs until October 3.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

A waitress carries the traditional 1-litre beer mugs at the opening of the world's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. The world's biggest beer fest runs until October 3. REUTERS/Kai...more

A waitress carries the traditional 1-litre beer mugs at the opening of the world's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. The world's biggest beer fest runs until October 3. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
6 / 30
<p>Visitors gather in the early morning to get a seat for the opening ceremony for the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011.    REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Visitors gather in the early morning to get a seat for the opening ceremony for the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Visitors gather in the early morning to get a seat for the opening ceremony for the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
7 / 30
<p>FC Bayern Munich's Takashi Usami (R) and Ran Tainaka pose inside a tent during a visit at the world biggest beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Hassenstein/Pool </p>

FC Bayern Munich's Takashi Usami (R) and Ran Tainaka pose inside a tent during a visit at the world biggest beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Hassenstein/Pool

FC Bayern Munich's Takashi Usami (R) and Ran Tainaka pose inside a tent during a visit at the world biggest beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Hassenstein/Pool

Close
8 / 30
<p>A reveller feels sick after the first hours of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

A reveller feels sick after the first hours of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A reveller feels sick after the first hours of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
9 / 30
<p>People in traditional Bavarian clothes pass security barriers at the opening day of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

People in traditional Bavarian clothes pass security barriers at the opening day of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

People in traditional Bavarian clothes pass security barriers at the opening day of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
10 / 30
<p>German police officers observe the opening day of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011.    REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

German police officers observe the opening day of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

German police officers observe the opening day of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
11 / 30
<p>Thousands of revellers are seen under the statue of Bavaria as they stroll over the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Thousands of revellers are seen under the statue of Bavaria as they stroll over the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Thousands of revellers are seen under the statue of Bavaria as they stroll over the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
12 / 30
<p>'Muenchner Kindl' Maria Newrzella toasts with a beer mug while taking part in the Parade of the Landlords and Breweries during the opening of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich  September 17, 2011.    REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

'Muenchner Kindl' Maria Newrzella toasts with a beer mug while taking part in the Parade of the Landlords and Breweries during the opening of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

'Muenchner Kindl' Maria Newrzella toasts with a beer mug while taking part in the Parade of the Landlords and Breweries during the opening of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
13 / 30
<p>A reveller rests in the sun after the first hours of the Munich Oktoberfest, September 17, 2011.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

A reveller rests in the sun after the first hours of the Munich Oktoberfest, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A reveller rests in the sun after the first hours of the Munich Oktoberfest, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
14 / 30
<p>The Parade of the Landlords and Breweries is held during the opening of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle</p>

The Parade of the Landlords and Breweries is held during the opening of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

The Parade of the Landlords and Breweries is held during the opening of the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
15 / 30
<p>Revellers rest on the ground of a beer tent after the opening of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Revellers rest on the ground of a beer tent after the opening of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Revellers rest on the ground of a beer tent after the opening of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
16 / 30
<p>Visitors dance inside a beer tent during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011.     REUTERS/Michael Dalder</p>

Visitors dance inside a beer tent during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Visitors dance inside a beer tent during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
17 / 30
<p>Revellers salute with traditional 1-litre beer mugs at the opening of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder</p>

Revellers salute with traditional 1-litre beer mugs at the opening of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Revellers salute with traditional 1-litre beer mugs at the opening of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
18 / 30
<p>Munich Mayor Christian Ude taps the first barrel of beer during the opening ceremony for the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011.    REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Munich Mayor Christian Ude taps the first barrel of beer during the opening ceremony for the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Munich Mayor Christian Ude taps the first barrel of beer during the opening ceremony for the 178th Oktoberfest in Munich September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
19 / 30
<p>Revellers scuffle for the first free beer in the traditional 1-litre beer mug at the opening of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Revellers scuffle for the first free beer in the traditional 1-litre beer mug at the opening of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Revellers scuffle for the first free beer in the traditional 1-litre beer mug at the opening of the World's biggest beer fest, the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
20 / 30
<p>A reveller salutes during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011.     REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

A reveller salutes during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

A reveller salutes during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
21 / 30
<p>Revellers wearing traditional Bavarian clothes hug on the stairs of the St. Peter and Paul church after leaving the Munich Oktoberfest, in Munich, September 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Revellers wearing traditional Bavarian clothes hug on the stairs of the St. Peter and Paul church after leaving the Munich Oktoberfest, in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Revellers wearing traditional Bavarian clothes hug on the stairs of the St. Peter and Paul church after leaving the Munich Oktoberfest, in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
22 / 30
<p>People in traditional costumes take part at the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

People in traditional costumes take part at the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

People in traditional costumes take part at the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
23 / 30
<p>Children in traditional costumes take part at the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Children in traditional costumes take part at the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Children in traditional costumes take part at the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
24 / 30
<p>Munich's Mayor Christian Ude gets a black mark on his nose by a clown during the traditional Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011.   REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Munich's Mayor Christian Ude gets a black mark on his nose by a clown during the traditional Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Munich's Mayor Christian Ude gets a black mark on his nose by a clown during the traditional Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
25 / 30
<p>People in traditional costumes wave during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Michaela Rehle</p>

People in traditional costumes wave during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

People in traditional costumes wave during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
26 / 30
<p>People in traditional costumes dance during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

People in traditional costumes dance during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

People in traditional costumes dance during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 18, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Close
27 / 30
<p>A reveller sleeps outside a tent at the end of the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

A reveller sleeps outside a tent at the end of the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A reveller sleeps outside a tent at the end of the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
28 / 30
<p>A reveller smokes a cigarette outside a tent at the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

A reveller smokes a cigarette outside a tent at the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A reveller smokes a cigarette outside a tent at the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Close
29 / 30
<p>Visitors ride a merry-go-round at dusk during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011.     REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Visitors ride a merry-go-round at dusk during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Visitors ride a merry-go-round at dusk during the first day of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Close
30 / 30

Next Slideshows

Kabul rocks

Sound Central, the one-day "stealth festival" that organizers hope will draw 1,000 to 2,000 young Afghans, is the first music festival the country has seen...

Oct 03 2011

Earthquake migrants in Brazil

Scores of Haitians have left home in search of work since the January 2010 earthquake.

Sep 29 2011

Ancient finds

A look at the items discovered during archaeological digs.

Sep 28 2011

Surf's up, dog

Dogs hit the waves for the annual surf dog contest.

Sep 26 2011

MORE IN PICTURES

Ivanka Trump on the world stage

Ivanka Trump on the world stage

The daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump attends the W20 Summit and visits the Holocaust Memorial during a trip to Berlin, Germany.

Venezuela's masks of protest

Venezuela's masks of protest

Protesters demonstrating against Venezuela's government gear up for violent clashes with police.

Elton John in the spotlight

Elton John in the spotlight

Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection and has canceled all his concerts for the rest of April and May.

USS Carl Vinson on patrol

USS Carl Vinson on patrol

The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group heads for Korean waters as North Korea warns it is ready to sink the aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might.

Crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs

Crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs

Each year, after the first spring rains, millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs march for days from the surrounding forests to the bay on Cuba's southern coast to spawn in the sea.

Streets of Venezuela

Streets of Venezuela

Inside the near-daily demonstrations by both opponents and supporters of President Maduro.

First lady Melania Trump

First lady Melania Trump

A look at Melania Trump's first weeks as first lady, as she celebrates her 47th birthday.

Where the Mother of All Bombs dropped

Where the Mother of All Bombs dropped

The aftermath in Afghanistan's Achin district, where a MOAB, or "mother of all bombs" struck an Islamic State position.

First 100 days of Trump

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Trending Collections

Pictures