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Photos: Oktoberfest 2012 beer festival

Updated 1:01 PM ET, Sun October 7, 2012
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Philipp Lahm, left, of the German football team Bayern Munchen attends the Oktoberfest beer festival with his teammate Thomas Mueller in Munich, Germany, on Sunday, October 7, the last day of the world's biggest beer festival. See more of CNN's best photography. Bongarts/Getty Images
People in traditional Bavarian garb fire a salute Sunday on the steps of the Bavaria monument. AFP/Getty Images
A Bavarian riflewoman waits before the salute on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Visitors and the giant bronze sculpture 'Bavaria' are reflected in the brass players' instruments on Sunday. Getty Images
Christian Ude, Munich's lord mayor, attends the traditional Boellerschiessen salute on the last day of Oktoberfest on Sunday. Getty Images
Visitors drink beer while rain falls on the Oktoberfest festival fairground on Sunday. Bongarts/Getty Images
Bayern Munchen football club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, from left, head coach Jupp Heynckes, Bundesliga league board member Karl Hopfner and sporting director Matthias Sammer clink steins on Sunday. Bongarts/Getty Images
Young people, some dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing, wait outside a duck roast beer tent at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, October 6. Getty Images
Decked-out attendeees chat on Friday, October 5. Getty Images
A father and son dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing ride in a bumper car on Friday. Getty Images
People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing ride swings during Friday's festivities. Getty Images
Oktoberfest visitors get into the spirit in a festival tent at the Theresienwiese on Friday. AFP/Getty Images
An Oktoberfest visitor has a rest on the lawn at the Theresienwiese. AFP/Getty Images
It's standing-room only at Oktoberfest in Munich on Wednesday, October 3. dpa/landov
Festivalgoers enjoy a ride at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, Germany, at the Oktoberfest beer festival on Tuesday, October 2. AFP/Getty Images
A booth sells gingerbread hearts at Oktoberfest on Tuesday. AFP/Getty Images
Grigoris Makos of the football team TSV 1860 Munich and his wife, Athena, enjoy some suds Tuesday. Getty Images
Musicians perform in front of the Bavaria statue during the Oktoberfest concert in Munich on Sunday, September 30. AFP/Getty Images
Musicians perform Sunday at the Theresienwiese in Munich. AFP/Getty Images
A girl holds balloons during Sunday's concert. AFP/Getty Images
Alphorn musicians play at the foot of the Bavaria monument Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
A waiter carries beer mugs through the Braeurosl beer tent during day seven of Oktoberfest 2012 on Friday, September 28, in Munich. Getty Images
A man dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing eats fried calamari on Friday. Getty Images
People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing attend the beer festival. Getty Images
Revelers enjoy themselves as they drink beer outside the Braeurosl beer tent Friday. Getty Images
A man dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing rests. Getty Images
A girl wearing a Bavarian Dirndl dress fires a rifle at a shooting range at Oktoberfest. Getty Images
A waitress carries mugs of beer to customers at the Braeurosl beer tent. Getty Images
People enjoy themselves as they drink beer outside the Lowenbrau beer tent. Getty Images
A woman dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing attends day seven of Oktoberfest on Friday. Getty Images
People sit on benches under a tent on Thursday, September 27. AFP/Getty Images
A woman stands in front of gingerbread hearts on Wednesday, September 26, the fifth day of the festival. AFP/Getty Images
Michael Schifferl decorates a gingerbread cookie at his stand on Tuesday, September 25. dpa/landov
A colorful swing ride turns on Tuesday, the fourth day of the festival. epa/landov
A young woman drinks beer at the Oktoberfest beer festival on Monday, September 24. AFP/Getty Images
A woman serves Hendl at the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest fairgrounds on Monday. Getty Images
Revelers fill an Oktoberfest tent at the Theresienwiese festival grounds on Sunday, September 23. AFP/Getty Images
Two men wearing traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the costumes and riflemen parade on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Visitors rest on the grass on Sunday. AFPGetty Images
Revelers dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes celebrate at Schottenhamel beer tent on Saturday, September 22. Getty Images
The attractions light up the fairgrounds on the first night of the festival on Saturday. AFP/Getty Images
A booth selling fried nuts attracts people evening on Saturday evening. Getty Images
German actor Axel Milberg and his wife, Judith, cheer with beer mugs on Saturday. Getty Images
Revelers wearing different types of mock lederhosen walk at the festival. Getty Images
Waitresses prepare for the opening day of Oktoberfest 2012. Getty Images
Typical Oktoberfest heart badges are seen at a beer tent. Getty Images
Police officers wait for the opening parade to begin. Getty Images
A woman wearing a traditional Bavarian Dirndl dress drinks beer. Getty Images
Visitors hold umbrellas as they wait in front of a beer tent. Getty Images
A waiter brings beer mugs to participants. Getty Images
Horses pulling a beer coach march in the parade. Getty Images
A tuba player performs as a parade kicks off the festival. Getty Images
A man in traditional Bavarian clothes and his dogs wait for the opening parade. Getty Images
Waitresses of the Spaten brewery wave with beer mugs. See more of CNN's best photography. Getty Images