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Photos: Oracle OpenWorld in pictures

From Iron Man to the Candy Bar - via the Lego pit...
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From Iron Man to the Candy Bar - via the Lego pit...

San Francisco is currently playing host to Oracle's OpenWorld conference.

The event, which runs until Thursday, is a heady combination of hard technical information and geek playground.

With around 40,000 attendees, OpenWorld takes over a big chunk of the downtown San Francisco and it's hard to escape the Oracle branding, seen here on the Moscone Centre.

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This year one of the star attractions at the show is a set of armoured costumes from the recent Iron Man 2 movie.

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Oracle appears in the movie as a sponsor of Tony Stark's Stark Expo exhibition, and Marvel Entertainment also uses Oracle technologies to run its business.

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Also on display is a model of the BMW Oracle trimaran which won the America's Cup back in February.

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And for database enthusiasts with a sweet tooth, there's a candy bar where they can fill up on sugary treats.

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Google sponsored a Lego pit where developers could build their own creations in plastic bricks.

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Here someone seems to have built a model of the BMW Oracle trimaran.

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Out and about in San Francisco it's hard to escape the Oracle message - whether you're on foot, in a cab...

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...or on a bus. Even the homeless of San Francisco have got in on the act, adding references to the event to the signs they hold in a bid to up their donations from passsers-by.

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