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Oct. 20, 2012 Re-enactors shoot during the 199th anniversary reconstruction of the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig, Germany. More than 1,000 members of military history associations from all over Europe took part. The Battle of the Nations, on Oct. 16–19, 1813, was fought by the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against the French army of Napoleon. The battle involved more than 600,000 soldiers, making it the largest battle in Europe prior to World War I. After the battle, Napoleon had to retreat to France, the beginning of his downfall. Jens Meyer/AP Buy Photo