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Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 9, 2008

Opening ceremony

Russell Boyce writes: Deciding on a picture of the day from the opening ceremony proved to be harder than I first thought.

The picture has to have the Olympic flame, it has to show the Olympic Rings, it has to show the stadium and part of the opening ceremoy itself and of course it has to show fireworks.

With this carefully shot and well composed picture, Beijing based photographer David Gray has captured as many elements as possible while still retaining shape and energy.

Russell Boyce is Reuters chief photographer, Asia. For a selection of other great Reuters pix from the Games click here. For the previous day’s chosen picture¬†click here.


Wow! this picture is worth 10,000 words and probably a million dollars! Looks so out of this world! Breath-taking.

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Wow ! What a show ! and what a picture !

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wanna more pix!


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It’s wonderful!


I agree. It’s a super photo. To see how Reuters photographed the opening ceremony, check out this great post from Lucy Nicholson: 9/lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/

there are some super pix there as well

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