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The European currency Euro logo stands in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany on Aug. 4, 2011. The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate at 1.50 percent, a spokesman said as markets waited to see if the ECB would signal a resumption of eurozone bond purchases. Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Revelers clink their beer mugs inside a beer tent on the last day of Oktoberfest in Munich. The festival drew some 6.9 million visitors this year.

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