Changing China

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Opening ceremony fireworks

July 18, 2008

These spectacular pictures of the fireworks during Wednesday’s rehearsal for the August 8 Olympic opening ceremony hint that it might fulfill the huge expectations the Chinese people have for it.

fworks2.jpg Fireworks explode over the National Stadium in Beijing

 

 Fireworks explode over the National Stadium, also know as the Bird's Nest, during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Fireworks explode over the National Stadium during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing

 

Fireworks explode over the National Stadium during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing Fireworks explode over the National Stadium, also know as the Bird's Nest, during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the Olympic Green in Beijing, July 16, 2008.

Pictures by Reinhard Krause, Jason Lee, Alfred Jin, Grace Liang and Joe Chan

 

Comments

It seems a bit crazy to have fireworks, when the smog watch readings in beijing are such a worry still for the Olympics. eventhough i know it China is the birthplace of fireworks…but it is meant to be a ‘green olympics’ isn’t it? algael green not withstanding.

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