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60 firework doves "fly" to Tian'anmen Square

2009-10-01 13:24:08 GMT2009-10-01 21:24:08 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Fireworks depicting a pegion is seen in the evening gala for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Li Yong)

Fireworks are seen during a grand evening gala celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on the Tian'anmen square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Guo Dayue)

Fireworks are seen over the Tian'anmen Square during the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Following the song, "on the sunny road", fireworks displayed the shape of 60 doves flying over the Tian'anmen Square. More than 4,000 performers played the pigeon whistles to express the hope for peace.

The LED electronic trees formed characters "Scientific development", "Long live the motherland" and "National Day celebration".

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