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2008-08-08

2008/08/08

Spectators watch performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China on Aug. 8, 2008. The 29th summer Olympic Games opened at 20:00 Beijing time here Friday. [Xinhua/Guo Dayue]

 

 Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. [Xinhua/Yang Lei]

 

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. [Xinhua/Yang Lei]

 

 

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. [Xinhua/Liu Dawei]

 

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the fireworks of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China.(Xinhua/Li Ga) 

 

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. (Xinhua/Yang Lei) 

 

Young men in grey robes prepare for the performance of 2,008 LED-embedded Fou, a 3,000-year-old percussion instrument similar to today's drum, to flash out the last seconds of the seven-year countdown to the Beijing Games in the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China, Aug. 8, 2008. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei) 

 

 

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China.

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. 

 

 Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the fireworks of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China.

 Photo taken on Aug. 8 shows the scene of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China on Aug. 8, 2008. The 29th summer Olympic Games opened at 20:00 Beijing time on Friday.

 Young men in grey robes switches on and off 2,008 LED-embedded Fou, a 3,000-year-old percussion instrument similar to today's drum, to flash out the last seconds of the seven-year countdown to the Beijing Games in the National Stadium, Beijing, Aug.8, 2008.

 
 Photo taken on Aug. 8 shows the scene of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China on Aug. 8, 2008. The 29th summer Olympic Games opened at 20:00 Beijing time here Friday.

 Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China.

 Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the fireworks of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing,

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