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THE beer is flowing again as thousands of boozers celebrate the annual Otoberfest festival with lederhosen, low cut blouses and massive steins of alcohol.

Six million revellers are expected to be getting boozy at the famous festival

Dressed in lederhosen and low-cut blouses, sozzled tourists clinked glasses as the 184th Oktoberfest got underway.


Girls let their hair down and enjoy the first mugs of beer at the world’s largest beer festival


This year is the 184rd annual Oktober festival which is held from September 16 to October 3 2017


People drink the first of many mugs of beer to be handed out at the festival


Beer flows throughout the festival, with 6 million revellers expected to sample the beery delights on offer


Women at Oktoberfest often wear the traditional Bavarian Dirndl dress with an apron


Despite a litre of beer being a pricey £9.60 this year, that didn’t stop these revellers from stocking up


Two women engage in a beer drinking contest in the Hacker Pschorr tent


Visitors to the festival all the way from Australia enjoy the beer


Men at the festival often opt to wear the traditional outfit of lederhose


Tourists from across the world pose for photographs during the opening of the festival in the German Bavaria’s state capital city of Munich, Germany


Bavarian state Premier Seehofer drinks beer from the first barrel during the Oktoberfest opening ceremony


Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter, centre, taps the first beer barrel during the Oktober fest opening


Festival goers also often take part in traditional Bavarian dances – like this woman here, wearing traditional dress


In an impressive feat, this waitress juggles huge steins of beer for revellers to enjoy


It’s not just the beer on offer – festival goers can enjoy Bavarian food and fairground attractions


The first 1 litre mass beers of the festival are served in the Schottenhamel tent


Young festival goers take a break from the beer and take a trip on one of the festivals fairground rides


Delighted revellers get their hands on free beer in the Paulaner tent


Hundreds of visitors braved the rain to make the first day of the festival


The world famous festival takes place in dozens of large wooden tents


Festival organisers have heightened security at the festival this year, over fears of a terror attack

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