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Party 'til you drop on Austin's Sixth Street

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Visitors pose next to an entertainer, who was dancing in the window of a bar to attract customers, on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas.

The party is always raging in Austin's hedonistic Sixth Street entertainment district, where some 200 musical acts hit the stages every night and festivals like South by Southwest and the Pecan Street Festival pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the city's economy each year. -- Reuters

EDITOR'S NOTE: Photos taken November 16-18, 2012 and made available to NBC News today. 

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Sherry, left, and Amelia enjoy a drink at the East Show Room bar on East Sixth Street. The two friends, both artists, had been at the wake of a friend from the local arts community who had requested that people attend in period costume.

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Visitors adjust their hats as they enter Sixth Street.

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Students enjoy a slice of pizza outside a bar along Sixth Street.

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Women perform in front of a bar along Sixth Street to attract customers, leaving a bucket for tips.

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A woman serves beer from a tub of ice inside a bar along Sixth Street.

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A woman is carried by a man after bars closed along Sixth Street.

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A man falls asleep along a sidewalk after trying to hail a taxi as bars closed on Sixth Street.

 

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