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The Oktoberfest festival tent is open at the Theresienwiese festival grounds in Munich, southern Germany

The Oktoberfest festival tent is open at the Theresienwiese festival grounds in Munich, southern Germany. With about eight million beers downed each year at the Oktoberfest, you might expect a few items to go awry, but the lost-and-found office at the world's top beer fest really has seen it all

Beer flows as Oktoberfest begins

Germany kicked off the world's largest beer festival Saturday. More than

6 million people from around the world are expected to visit Munich for

the 16-day festival, according to an Associated Press estimate.