Photos: Thousands participate in 1813 battle re-enactment

Photos: Thousands participate in 1813 battle re-enactment

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LEIPZIG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 20: Historical society enthusiasts in the role of Prussian artillery soldiers fire against troops loyal to Napoleon during the re-enactment of The Battle of Nations on its 200th anniverary on October 20, 2013 near Leipzig, Germany. Over 6,200 actors from 26 countries are participating in the massive re-enactment of the battle that originally pitted 600,000 Austrian, Prussian, Russian and Swedish forces against Napoleon's army near Leipzig in 1813. Napoleon's defeat forced him to retreat toward France and sealed the end of his Central European military expansion. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 12:32 PM

Photos from the re-enactment of The Battle of Nations on its 200th anniverary on October 20, 2013 near Leipzig, Germany. Over 6,200 actors from 26 countries are participating in the massive re-enactment of the battle that originally pitted 600,000 Austrian, Prussian, Russian and Swedish forces against Napoleon's army near Leipzig in 1813. Napoleon's defeat forced him to retreat toward France and sealed the end of his Central European military expansion.

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