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Painting the town with light in Berlin

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The Brandenburg Gate illuminated during the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Oct. 9, 2013.

Every year in October the city of Berlin is transformed by light during the Festival of Lights. Artists from around the world illuminate some of the city’s best known buildings and monuments using architecture as their canvas and light as paint. This year’s festival began on Oct. 8 and runs through Oct. 20. 

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Berlin's Cathedral illuminated in striking colors, Oct. 9, 2013.

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The Victory Column illuminated during the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Oct. 12, 2013.

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The Palais am Festungsgraben in Berlin, Oct. 13, 2013.

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The illuminated Potsdamer square in Berlin, Oct. 14, 2013.

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Hotel de Rome during the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Oct. 9, 2013.