Opening Ceremony Photos

Beijing 2008 XXIX Olympiad
Opening Ceremony
8 August 2008

A Special Presentation by Malaysia City
Attributed Professional Photos
in association with
BeijingUpdates.com

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Opening Ceremony_2,008 drummers

Opening Ceremony_Silence Night

Opening Ceremony_Starry starry night

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Opening Ceremony_Countdown percussion

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Opening Ceremony_Countdown 1 minute

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Opening Ceremony_8 Seconds in numerical and Chinese

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Opening Ceremony_29 Footprints marching towards Bird Nest (Note: filming on TV was faked)

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Opening Ceremony_Fireworks showstart

Opening Ceremony_Glittering Red

Opening Ceremony_Glittering red

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Opening Ceremony_Welcome My Friends

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Opening Ceremony_Waterfall of Stars showering over audience

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Opening Ceremony_20 Floating Fairies and Olympic Rings lifted up vertically

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Opening Ceremony_56 ethnic minorities for Flag-raising Ceremony

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Opening Ceremony_Ink-soaked Dancers sketching Chinese history

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Opening Ceremony_Terracotta Soldiers Dance

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Opening Ceremony_Blocks Formation depicting Chinese characters and inventions

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Opening Ceremony_Flowers in tribute to Sichuan victims

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Opening Ceremony_Oarsmen and Chinese junks during Silk Road voyage

Opening Ceremony_Chinese dynasties

Opening Ceremony_Chinese dynasties

Opening Ceremony_Chinese opera

Opening Ceremony_Chinese traditional opera

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Opening Ceremony_Illuminated dancers forming Birds Nest symbolizing modernity

Opening Ceremony_Tai Chi

Opening Ceremony_2,008 Tai Chi masters

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Opening Ceremony_Flow of harmony with nature

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Opening Ceremony_Children drew mountain, water and smiling sun

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Opening Ceremony_The future is bright

Theme Song

Opening Ceremony_You and Me Themed Song sang by Liu H and Sarah B

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Opening Ceremony_Smiles of young children and Chinese red lantern depicting global unison

One World One Dream

Opening Ceremony_One World One Dream

Opening Ceremony_Lighting of Cauldron

Opening Ceremony_Lighting of the Cauldron

Opening Ceremony_The End

Opening Ceremony_The End

Inside The Birds Nest today

Inside The Birds Nest today

Closing ceremony will be held on 24 August 2008. Chinese celebrities rumoured to be performing include Jackie Chan (HK), Stephanie Sun (Singapore), Wang Lee Hom (Taiwan), Rain (SKorea) etc. British celebrities include Leona Lewis, Jimmy Page and David Beckham.

Sincere acknowledgements to:

BeijingUpdates.com and contributors ; SSC Global Development Forum and forumers ; SSC Mainland China, China forumers and moderator “big-dog” ; Xinhuanet Online Media ; China Daily ; Sina China Online Community ; Sinaimg.cn Forum ; Baidu China Online Community

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