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Germany's Oktoberfest Threatened By Bug

A waitress carries beer mugs in the Hofbraeuhaus tent after the opening of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in
A waitress carries beer mugs in the Hofbraeuhaus tent after the opening of the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012, will see some million visitors. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) EDS NOTE - SHUTTER SPEED CAUSING BLUR

With only a fortnight to go before Oktoberfest, Germany's boisterous celebration of beer drinking, a leading brewer is facing a dangerous threat to its reputation for the purity of its product.

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