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Libori 2011

Paderborn's Libori Festival is the ultimate cultural experience- a colourful mixture of concerts, bands, church music, exhibitions and shows which takes place annually in the last week of July in honour of St. Liborius, Paderborn's patron saint. Attendance usually exceeds one million as visitors celebrate with the city's population- often well into the night. The centre of Paderborn is transformed into the region's longest bar, visitors are invited to impromptu sing-alongs on the city streets by the city's nuns and the crowds thronging the Cathedral seems never-ending- all this epitomises Libori, the unique mixture of religious tradition and worldly entertainment!

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Taken on July 27, 2011