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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Beijing Countdown 4 Days

4 Days More To Go …

– Scenes of Beijing – Part IV –

Opening Ceremony Rehearsal_1

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Opening Ceremony Rehearsal_10

Olympic Cultural Festival August 3rd

Olympic Cultural Festival August 3rd

Olympic Park_1

Olympic Park_1

Olympic Park_2

Olympic Park_2

Olympic Park_3

Olympic Park_3

Acknowledgements: BeijingUpdates.com; China Sohu; SportsPhoto China; Xinhua; Forumer cmoonflyer and yxfs2000

Beijing Countdown 12 Days

12 Days More To Go …

– Scenes of Beijing – Part III –

Tianjin Olympic Center

Tianjin Olympic Center

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The Bird's Nest, Beijing National Stadium

The Bird's Nest, Beijing National Stadium

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Beijing National Aquatics Center

Beijing National Aquatics Center

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Inside The Aquatics Center

Inside The Aquatics Center

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Beijing Green Olympic Village

Beijing Green Olympic Village

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Aerial View of The Bird's Nest_1

Aerial View of The Bird's Nest_1

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Aerial View of The Bird's Nest_2

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Security at Beijing Olympics

Security at Beijing Olympics

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Beijing Olympic Park

Beijing Olympic Park

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Old and New architecture_1

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Old and New architecture_2

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Old and New architecture_3

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Old and New architecture_3_The Beijing National Grand Theatre

Old and New architecture_4_The Beijing National Grand Theatre

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Old and New architecture_5

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Tian'anmen Square

Tian'anmen Square

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Gate to the Forbidden City

Gate to the Forbidden City

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Gardens all around Beijing_1

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Gardens all around Beijing_2

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Traffic cutdown_6

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Beijing CBD and China World Trade Centre Tower (right)

Beijing CBD and China World Trade Centre Tower (right)

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Welcome to the Beijing, City for The Games of the XXIX Olympiad

Welcome to Beijing, city for The Games of the XXIX Olympiad

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Acknowledgements: BeijingUpdates.com ; big-dog SSC moderator ; SSC Beijing forumers ; others

Beijing Countdown 20 Days

 20 Days More To Go …

– Scenes of Beijing – Part II –

Beijing Olympic Park

Beijing Olympic Park

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Beijing Olympics Fireworks Rehearsal

Beijing Olympic Fireworks Rehearsal

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Beijing National Aquatic Centre. Photo by ChinaFotoPress. Olympic capacity = 17,000.

Beijing National Aquatic Centre. Photo by ChinaFotoPress. Olympic capacity = 17,000.

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Beijing National Stadium The Birds Nest. Olympic capacity = 91,000.

Beijing National Stadium "The Bird's Nest". Olympic capacity = 91,000.

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Beijing National Indoor Stadium (right). Olympic capacity = 18,000.

Beijing National Indoor Stadium (right). Olympic capacity = 18,000.

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Some Beijing Olympic venues.

Some newly-built Beijing Olympic venues.

(from top-left to right) Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Court ; Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium ; Beijing Laoshan Velodrome ; Beijing Shooting Range Hall ; Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium for Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics ; Peking University Gymnasium for Table Tennis ; Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium for Judo and Taekwondo ; China Agricultural University Gymnasium for Wrestling ; Beijing Workers’ Stadium for Football [Note: there are many other venues for other sporting events]
 

Beijing Countdown 26 Days

 26 DAYS MORE TO GO… 

– Scenes of Beijing – Part I –

BeijingUpdates.com

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The Westin Beijing Chaoyang

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Beijing CCTV Headquarters, 50 storey in the heart of Beijing
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The New Sanlitun Shopping area and Adidas Store Beijing
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The Wangfujing Pedestrian Street 
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Beijing CBD
Welcome to Beijing

"Welcome to Beijing"

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 Part II next.
 
 

Beijing Olympics

Countdown to the 2008 Beijing XXIX Summer Olympics begins here at Malaysia City

Here are some progress updates on Beijing National Stadium where the opening and closing ceremony will be held in August this year.

Beijing Olympics Bird Nest_1

Beijing Olympics Bird Nest_2

Beijing Olympics

Sightseeing of modern Beijing…

Cosmopolitan Beijing

Historical Beijing

Serene Beijing

Summer Palace

113 Days to go…

Photo of Beijing skyline today click here: http://img71.exs.cx/img71/2393/Beijingpano_2.jpg

More updates coming up next…

Source: “Beijing Updates”

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