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Painting the town with light in Berlin

The Brandenburg Gate illuminated during the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Oct. 9, 2013. Ole Spata / EPA

Every year in October the city of Berlin is transformed by light during the Festival of Lights. Artists from around the world illuminate some of the city’s best known buildings and monuments using architecture as their canvas and light as paint. This year’s festival began on Oct. 8 and runs through Oct. 20. 

Berlin's Cathedral illuminated in striking colors, Oct. 9, 2013. Britta Pedersen / EPA
The Victory Column illuminated during the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Oct. 12, 2013. Daniel Naupold / EPA
The Palais am Festungsgraben in Berlin, Oct. 13, 2013. Paul Zinken / EPA
The illuminated Potsdamer square in Berlin, Oct. 14, 2013. Tobias Schwarz / Reuters
Hotel de Rome during the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Oct. 9, 2013. Britta Pedersen / EPA