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Gothic glamour

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The Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Germany is one of the biggest gothic festivals in the world. The fashion is forward, fabulous and sometimes frightening.

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A visitor at a Wave-Gothic meeting in Leipzig, eastern Germany. Organisers expect some 20,000 visitors from all over the world for the "dark" music and arts festival running until May 28, 2012. Photo: AFP

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A spider sat down beside her ... revellers on the pavement outside the Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig.Photo: Reuters

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Hair happy ... A festival-goer at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Wave Gothic Festival).Photo: AP

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Futuristic fashion ... A festival-goer at Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Wave Gothic Festival) in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The Wave-Gotik-Treffen is one of the world's largest festivals for 'dark culture'. Photo: AP

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Red and wild ... A visitor at the Wave-Gothic festival. Photo: AFP

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Playing dress-ups ... young visitors of a Wave-Gothic festival in Leipzig.Photo: AFP

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Black butterfly ... a visitor at the Wave-Gothic festival in Leipzig.Photo: AFP

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Racy lace ... visitors at the Wave-Gothic festival in Leipzig.Photo: AFP

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'X' marks the spot ... a visitor at the Wave-Gothic meeting poses in LeipzigPhoto: AFP

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Artful adornment ... a festival-goer at the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig.Photo: Getty

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Bad to the bone ... A Gothic enthusiast poses during the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig.Photo: Getty

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Out there hair ... a festival-goer at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig.Photo: Getty

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A steampunk posse ... a family pose during the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival.Photo: Getty

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All flowers and feathers ... Gothic enthusiasts at the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival.Photo: Getty

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Taming the beast ... revellers at the Wave and Gothic festival in Leipzig.Photo: Reuters

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Ordinary attire ... Festival-goers outside a venue at the Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig.Photo: Reuters

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Carnival kiss ... a couple on the streets during the Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig.Photo: Reuters

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Toothy grin ... A reveller in vampire costume at the Wave Gothic festival in Leipzig.Photo: Reuters

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Eye art ... visitors at the Wave-Gothic festival.Photo: AFP

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Skeletons in the crib ... A visitor at the Wave-Gothic meeting with a mini-skeleton laying in a baby buggy.Photo: AFP

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Real robots ... Participants at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen.Photo: AP

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Embellished eyes ... A participant at the Wave Gothic Festival.Photo: AP

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Boots made for walking ... Festival-goers at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Wave Gothic Festival) in Leipzig, eastern Germany.Photo: AP

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Green eyes ... A participant of the industrial and gothic music festival Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Wave Gothic Festival).Photo: AP

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Travel attire ... a festival-goer on the tram during the Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig.Photo: Reuters