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2008-08-08

2008/08/08

 

Chinese national flag is hoisted aloft during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China, Aug. 8, 2008. [Li Ga/Xinhua]

Chinese national flag is hoisted aloft during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China, Aug. 8, 2008. [Li Ga/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the shining Olympic rings on a huge LED screen, proclaiming the arrival of the Olympiad at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. [Yang Lei/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the shining Olympic rings on a huge LED screen, proclaiming the arrival of the Olympiad at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. [Yang Lei/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the shining Olympic rings on a huge LED screen, proclaiming the arrival of the Olympiad, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China. [Li Ga/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the shining Olympic rings on a huge LED screen, proclaiming the arrival of the Olympiad, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China. [Li Ga/Xinhua] 

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the shining Olympic rings on a huge LED screen, proclaiming the arrival of the Olympiad, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China. [Yang Lei/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the shining Olympic rings on a huge LED screen, proclaiming the arrival of the Olympiad, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China. [Yang Lei/Xinhua] 

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the fireworks named the 'Footprints of History', symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, in the sky during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China. [Wang Qingxin/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the fireworks named the "Footprints of History", symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, in the sky during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China. [Wang Qingxin/Xinhua]

"Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the "Footprints

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the "Footprints of History", symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. [Li Ga/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the fireworks named the 'Footprints of History', symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, in the sky during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China. [Zou Zheng/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the fireworks named the "Footprints of History", symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, in the sky during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China. [Zou Zheng/Xinhua] 

 Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the 'Footprints of History', symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China. [Li Gang/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the "Footprints of History", symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China. [Li Gang/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the 'Footprints of History', symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China. [Gesang Dawa/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the "Footprints of History", symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China. [Gesang Dawa/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the 'Footprints of History', symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China. [Wang Qingqin/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the footprints fireworks named the "Footprints of History", symbolizing the pace of the successive summer Games, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China. [Wang Qingqin/Xinhua]

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

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

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. [Gaesang Dawa/Xinhua]

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. [Gaesang Dawa/Xinhua] 

 

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