Waitresses rest after their registration in a Oktoberfest beer tent in Munich.
Waitresses rest at empty tables after their registration in a Oktoberfest beer tent in Munich, September 15, 2005. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital Munich for the world's biggest beer festival. The 172th Oktoberfest will start September 17 and ends on October 3, some six million visitors are expected to pass through 14 enormous tents, each capable of holding up to 10,000 people at a time, and over 5.5 million litres (1.453 million U.S. gallons) of beer are expected to be drunk. REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler AX/AA