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Expo Pavilions with nicknames

2010-04-26 12:22:53 GMT2010-04-26 20:22:53 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

National flags of China and Britain are seen in front of the UK pavilion in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April 23, 2010. Britain has set up in the Shanghai Expo a "Crystal Palace" -- a dazzling cube formed by more than 60,000 slim and transparent acrylic rods containing seeds of different plants that were collected in a bio-diversity project.The pavilion, nicknamed "dandelion" by the Chinese public, intends to convey the idea of "Building on the past, Shaping our future." (Xinhua

The Spain Pavilion is seen beside the Lupu Bridge over the Huangpu River in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April 25, 2010. The building, nicknamed "rattan basket", has its steel frame dressed in 8,542 wicker panels in brown, beigem and black, which creat a beautiful scene. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Visitors queue to enter the Japan Pavilion in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April 24, 2010. The structure nicknamed "pod" combines traditional Japanese knowledge for living in harmony with the environment with the latest environmental control and materials technology. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Photo taken on April 25, 2010 shows the purdah fence of Switzerland Pavilion in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April 25, 2010. With degradable walls, the structure is a hybrid construct of technology and nature that combines town and country in a perfect balance. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Photo taken on April 25, 2010 shows the purdah fence of Switzerland Pavilion in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, April 25, 2010. With degradable walls, the structure is a hybrid construct of technology and nature that combines town and country in a perfect balance. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

Visitors queue to enter the Pavilions in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China.

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