Sat, August 08, 2009

1st anniversary of Beijing Olympics

One-year anniversary of Beijing Olympics marked

A total number of 34,000 residents gathered to practise Taiji outside the National Stadium, celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Beijing Olympic Games on Saturday. Full story

BACKGROUND

The Games of the XXIX Olympiad

As the Olympic flame went out at the Bird's Nest, Beijing turned the closing ceremony into a jolly farewell party.

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