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Pavilions of African countries I

2010-04-22 10:57:35 GMT2010-04-22 18:57:35 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of African countries: Zimbabwe, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa

Zimbabwe Pavilion

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Theme: Transforming Our Communities for a Better Life

National Pavilion Day: Aug. 10th

Pavilion Features

Revolving around ‘countryside’ and ‘cities’, Zimbabwe Pavilion will showcase the country’s features as 'house of stone', and its practical wisdom, distinctive landscape and unique African civilization with such medias as posters, videos and slideshows.

Algeria Pavilion

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National Pavilion Day: July 31

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion fully represents the architectural style of North Africa and Algeria by referencing the old town of Kashi Ba, one of the heritages of Algerian ancient buildings. Visitors can take a walk in the imitating streets of the city, watch the short movie of "Walking in Kashi Ba," rise onto the "top" of the city and overlook the streets they have just walked by. All these virtual scenes give visitors vivid experiences of life in time-honored Algeria.

Angola Pavilion

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Theme: Angola Ensures a Better Life

National Pavilion Day: September 26

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Outer walls of the pavilion are decorated with African woodcarvings emphasizing national features of the country. Sculptures and paintings with rich ethnic characteristics are exhibited with high technological tools. These items not only show a strong tie between the country and its water, but also explore and present the sustainability of its urban development.

Egypt Pavilion

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Theme: Cairo, Mother of the World: A City that Keeps Reinventing Itself

National Pavilion Day: July 23

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The exterior of the pavilion adopts mainly two colors of black and white and boasts a modern look. Interior is divided into two parts with an arch, which allow visitors to pass through. Exhibited items include material objects, films and pictures showing Egypt's long history and rich culture. The pavilion explores how to face the challenges of the present and future based on experiences of the past. The importance of Cairo, capital of the country and mother of the world, to both Egypt and its surrounding regions is also emphasized in the exhibitions.

Libya Pavilion

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National Pavilion Day: September 29

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Libya Pavilion, equipped with high technological audio-visual equipment, presents the prosperous developments made by its time-honored cities. Visitors can experience original sceneries of the country and further understand the rich historical heritages and modern urban progress through amazing and innovative visual effects provided in exhibitions.

Nigeria Pavilion

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Theme: Our Cities: Harmony in Diversity

National Pavilion Day: August 21

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Outer walls of the pavilion resemble Zuma Rock, one of the seven wonders of Africa and so-called gate to the Nigerian capital of Abuja. The pavilion adopts the color of its national flag and waiting halls take the shape of palm trees to reshape the natural scenery of Nigeria. Inside the pavilion are three sections named "Scenery of the West African Coast," "A Peaceful Country on the Rise" and "Business Section." Exhibitions focus on displaying how cities with different cultures, races and cultural heritage share common prosperity and harmony.

Tunisia Pavilion

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Theme: Enthusiastic City, Connected City

National Pavilion Day: September 19

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion adopts traditional architectural elements of tall arches, European castles and traditional flower patterns. Flanks of the pavilion make use of grating plates to showcase Tunisia in both traditional and modern perspectives. The interior is divided into three main parts of "City with Beautiful Sceneries," "City with Rich Culture" and "City with Time-honored Civilization."

South Africa Pavilion

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Theme: Rise of a Modern Economy – Ke Nako!

National Pavilion Day: August 9

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion adopts a simple design to create a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. The arch door looks like a huge canopy, while the interior is decorated with textures in various colors, which signifies the diversity of South African culture and its confidence for creating a better life for people.

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