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Focus: Inside the 200th Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest revellers hardly need an excuse to party, but this year they have one: it's the fest's 200 year anniversary! Check out these links for everything you need to know about Oktoberfest from past to present.

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Bedienungen des Okoberfestes winken am Samstag, 18. Sept. 2004 waehrend des Einzuges der Wiesn-Wirte auf das Oktoberfest in Muenchen von einem Wagen. Zum Oktoberfest, das bis zum 3. Oktober dauert, werden 6 Millionen Besucher erwartet. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman)

Liters and liters of beer, Lederhosen, low-lying necklines - and not just among female festival-goers: Oktoberfest's trademarks are unmistakable. But there's more to the festival than that, including a tradition that turns 200 years old in 2010. Find out all about Oktoberfest revelry from 1810 to today in the pages below.

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