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Vendors line the streets downtown during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Vendors line the streets downtown during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Vendors line the streets downtown during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Vendors line the streets downtown during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Vendors prepare a booth for the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. The number of visitors this year is expected to be about 200,000.
Vendors prepare a booth for the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. The number of visitors this year is expected to be about 200,000. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
Vendors prepare for an estimated 200,000 visitors during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. The festival ends on Sunday.
Vendors prepare for an estimated 200,000 visitors during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. The festival ends on Sunday. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A sound technician sets up a stage for the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. The festival features shopping, food and live music.
A sound technician sets up a stage for the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. The festival features shopping, food and live music. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)
A visitor buys candy during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017.
A visitor buys candy during the annual Lautrer Altstadtfest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Friday, June 30, 2017. (Michael B. Keller/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Security will be significantly beefed up this weekend for the Lautrer Altstadtfest, which authorities say will draw an estimated 200,000 people.

Kaiserslautern police said that special security measures would be implemented at the annual festival, which starts on Friday and runs through Sunday, following the recent terrorist attacks in London and Brussels. The municipal police force, including both uniformed and plainclothes officers, will be joined by U.S. military police and members of private security companies.

On Friday and Saturday, several streets that lead to the festival will be blocked, police said. The affected streets are: Salzstrasse, Ludwigstrasse, Spittelstrasse and Martin-Luther-Strasse.

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