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1st World Mind Sports Games kicks off in Beijing

2008-10-04 04:09:06 GMT2008-10-04 12:09:06 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

An athlete pours water into a conch representing wisdom during the opening ceremony of the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 3, 2008. The games comprise Bridge, Chess, Go and Draughts with more than 3000 competitors competing for 35 gold medals. (Xinhua/Li Wen)

Chinese go chess player vows during the opening ceremony of the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 3, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

Athletes march in with national flags during the opening ceremony of the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 3, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

A dancer performs during the opening ceremony of the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 3, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

A man performs during the opening ceremony of the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 3, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

The 1st World Mind Sports Games open in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 3, 2008. The games comprise Bridge, Chess, Go and Draughts with more than 3000 competitors competing for 35 gold medals.

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