In Munich, Germany, the Oktoberfest started today, awaiting more than 6 million visitors from around the globe. Prost!
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For the Firing of the Judases in San Allende de Miguel, the culmination of Easter Week, enormous papier-maché figures are blown up.
A man rides a horse with a child through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on 1/16/14, the eve of Saint Anthony's day, which celebrates the patron saint of animals. The photo was taken in the village of San Bartolome de los Pinares, Spain. According to a tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires.
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Revellers enjoying themselves at the 180th Oktoberfest. The beer record was set in 2011 when 7.5 million liters were drunk.
Germany's pumpkin regatta: One of Europe's most unusual water races took place at Ludwigsburg Palace near Stuttgart, Germany on 9/16/2012. Paddlers had to cover 60 kilometers in hollowed-out pumpkins. They proved to be sturdy for the most part, but a few unfortunates took on too much water to canoe successfully.