FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018 file photo former US President Bill Clinton, left and and guest celebrate, in the Kaefer marquee during the Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany. The biggest folk festival in the world takes place from Sept 22 - Oct. 7. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

Bill Clinton in lederhosen among Munich Oktoberfest sights

October 08, 2018 - 10:05 am

BERLIN (AP) — More than 6 million visitors, 7.5 million liters of beer, 124 rotisserie oxen and Bill Clinton in lederhosen; another Oktoberfest in Munich has come and gone.

Festival organizers say good fall weather helped attract 100,000 more people to the annual event than last year; in all, 6.3 million from about 70 countries. That's despite this year's Oktoberfest, which ended Sunday, last only 16 days — two fewer than in 2017.

Former U.S. President Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed up Friday night — he dressed in traditional Bavarian garb and she in a trademark pantsuit.

Security guards confiscated 101,000 liter-size beer mugs from sticky-fingered guests seeking souvenirs. Munich authorities cleaned up 95 tons of garbage during the festival.

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