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Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter uses a wooden hammer to pound a tap into the first Oktoberfest beer barrel. "It is not most important mayoral job, but it is the most watched," says Christoph Deumling. Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images hide caption

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Munich Mayor Survives Key Political Test: Tapping The First Keg

Every year at Oktoberfest, the mayor of Munich, Germany, faces a public challenge — driving a tap into the ceremonial first beer barrel. Expectations were especially high for new mayor Dieter Reiter.

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Moon Hooch's 'Cave Music,' As Funky As It Is Unlikely

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No. 6 Moon Hooch
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Raeanne Rubenstein first photographed Johnny Cash at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. "It was just the most amazing experience," she says. Raeanne Rubenstein hide caption

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Meeting Country Music's Superstars: Behind Each Portrait, A Story

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Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter uses a wooden hammer to pound a tap into the first Oktoberfest beer barrel. "It is not most important mayoral job, but it is the most watched," says Christoph Deumling. Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images hide caption

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Munich Mayor Survives Key Political Test: Tapping The First Keg

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B wie boehmisch Orchester Holger Mueck

Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has directed Stereo, Crimes of the Future, Fast Company, The Brood, The Dead Zone, The Fly, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash, A History of Violence, A Dangerous Method and many more. Myrna Suarez/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel

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