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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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The Dream Of Europe And The Bailout Of Greece

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Philip Reeves on the harsh weather in Europe

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