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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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