03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

18-Day Oktoberfest Kicks Off In Germany...

Germany's Oktoberfest beer festival opened in Munich on Saturday, an 18-day drinking spree expected to draw six million visitors.

The city's mayor, Christian Ude, declared the festival open after driving a tap into the first barrel with three blows from a wooden hammer.

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