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Oktoberfest, Bavaria, Germany

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Revelers celebrate Oktoberfest in Bavaria, the land of Gemütlichkeit, comradeship and good cheer. The autumnal fair (to be held in 2006 from September 16 to October 1) is Germany's best known celebration and draws millions of visitors to the city of Munich every year for hearty food, brass bands, and lots and lots of beer.

(Text adapted from and photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Bavaria: Mod, Medieval—and Bewitching," March 1974, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by George F. Mobley

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