A waitress carrying full beer glasses makes her way past visitors of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, just after the festival's opening on September 17, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE
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The Oktoberfest, Munich's annual beer festival, opened Saturday with a stronger police presence than usual after a string of attacks in recent months in Germany.In the southern region of Bavaria, where Munich is located, two attacks by jihadists took place over the summer and another one committed by a migrant with psychiatric problems in which nine people died.In 2015, when Bavaria received record numbers of migrants, some 5.9 million people came to the Oktoberfest, 400,000 fewer than in 2014 .
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