Plus videos from the launch in Frankfurt, Milan, Tokyo, Paris, Sydney, London and Zurich

Apple’s AAPL international fan base greeted the iPad in nine countries Friday morning with the usual hoopla — albeit in different accents and with various degrees of self control. The Germans, for some reason, seem to have the most fun at these events.

Munich:

Frankfurt:

Milan:

Tokyo:

More Tokyo:

Paris:

Sydney

London:

More London (with Guinness World Records intro):

Stephen Fry in London on why the iPad is like a dog. Or a car.

Zurich:

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