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Oktoberfest 2013

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This weekend, the 180th Oktoberfest opened in Munich, Germany, with the traditional tapping of the first keg of beer by Munich's mayor, Christian Ude, shouting "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"). The Bavarian festival takes place in Munich's Theresienwiese over 16 days, and more than 6 million people are expected to attend. Attendance is free, but the beer will cost you: The average price of a mug of beer at any of the tents this year comes to €9.66 ($13.05 U.S.). Gathered here are some of the scenes from the opening weekend of Oktoberfest 2013. [33 photos]

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A waitress carries beer mugs through a crowd on the opening day of the Oktoberfest at the Hofbräu Tent in Munich, Germany, on September 21, 2013. Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
A waitress carries beer mugs through a crowd on the opening day of the Oktoberfest at the Hofbräu Tent in Munich, Germany, on September 21, 2013. Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Munich Mayor Christian Ude taps the first barrel of beer during the opening ceremony of the 180th Oktoberfest in Munich, on September 21, 2013. (Reuters/Michaela Rehle) #
Julius from Munich jumps as he runs inside the Schottenhamel tent to get a seat on the opening day of Oktoberfest, on September 21, 2013. (Reuters/Michaela Rehle) #
Thousands of people await the start of the opening ceremony of the 180th Oktoberfest, on September 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) #
Revellers reach for the first beer mug at the Hofbräu Tent during day 1 of Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese, on September 21, 2013. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images) #
A waiter carries Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival in the Schottenhamel-tent at Theresienwiese, on September 21, 2013. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images) #
Visitors raise their glasses after getting their first Oktoberfest beer in the Schottenhamel-tent at Theresienwiese, on September 21, 2013. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images) #
A woman enjoys the first beer on the opening day of Oktoberfest in the Hofbräu Tent, on September 21, 2013. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #
Visitors enjoy amusement rides in front of the famous backdrop of Munich Frauenkirche at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images) #
Visitors walk through fairgrounds at sunset, during Oktoberfest 2013 in Munich, Germany. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images) #
People enjoy an amusement park ride during day 1 of Oktoberfest 2013. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #
A long exposure photo shows a ride spinning at the Oktoberfest festival fairgrounds in Munich, on September 21, 2013. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #
The top of the Loewenbräu beer tent, during Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images) #
Revellers dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing attend Oktoberfest on September 21, 2013. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #
People enjoy a fairground ride during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #
A waitress serves beer during the opening of Oktoberfest in Munich, on September 21, 2013. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #
People visit a festival tent during the Oktoberfest beer festival, on September 21, 2013. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #
A waitress carries chicken dishes during the opening ceremony in the Hofbräuzelt beer tent, on September 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) #
Women celebrate the opening ceremony of Oktoberfest in the Hofbräuzelt beer tent, on September 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) #
A visitor rests in a meadow during the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, on September 21, 2013. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #
Young women in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses enjoy a fairground ride at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, on September 21, 2013. (Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images) #
Visitors wearing traditional Bavarian clothes in the Hacker-Pschorr tent at Oktoberfest 2013, on September 22, 2013. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images) #
Revellers stand next to a broken beer mug during day 1 of Oktoberfest, on September 21, 2013. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #
Visitors have a rest during day 1 of Oktoberfest 2013, on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #
A child takes pictures during day 1 of Oktoberfest 2013. (Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) #
A boy in traditional Bavarian Lederhosen (leather trousers) eats cotton candy at the Oktoberfest beer festival, on September 21, 2013. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/AFP/Getty Images) #
A young man raises a beer mug at the Hofbräuhaus beer tent during day 1 of Oktoberfest 2013, on September 21, 2013. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images) #
Visitors rest in a meadow on the opening day of the 180th Oktoberfest, on September 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) #
People ride a swing in front of the St. Paul's church during Oktoberfest 2013, on September 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) #
Visitors wearing traditional Bavarian clothes enjoy drinking beer in the Hacker-Pschorr tent at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival, on September 22, 2013. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images) #
A visitor wearing a mock Bavarian outfit leans against a wall during Oktoberfest 2013, on September 22, 2013. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images) #
Young people celebrate the opening ceremony of Oktoberfest in the Hofbräuzelt beer tent, on September 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) #
Visitors enjoy the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. (Joerg Koch/Getty Images) #

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