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Oktoberfest's soggy last call, 14.6M beers later

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An empty beer mug stands on a table at the last day of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival during heavy rain in Munich, southern Germany, on Oct. 7. Munich's famed celebration of beer, the Oktoberfest, is drawing to a close after some 6.4 million visitors downed an estimated 6.9 million liter mugs of Bavarian brew — some 14.6 million pints.

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Oktoberfest visitors take cover during heavy rain at the last day of the world biggest beer festival in Munich on Oct. 7.

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A man wipes gingerbread hearts after the rain at a booth of the Oktoberfest festival fair ground at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany, on Oct. 7, the last day of the world famous beer festival.

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Visitors of the Oktoberfest festival wait during the rain in front of a booth at Oktoberfest festival fair ground at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany, on Oct. 7, the last day of the world famous beer festival.

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Bavarian riflemen fire gun salute on the steps of the Bavaria monument at the Theresienwiese fair grounds of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on Oct. 7, the last day of the world famous beer festival.

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Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the 179th Oktoberfest, which began Sept. 22 and runs until Oct. 7.

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