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Beijing summer Olympic Games open

2008-08-08 12:29:42 GMT2008-08-08 20:29:42 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games held in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Photo taken on Aug. 8 shows the scene of the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China on Aug. 8, 2008. The 29th summer Olympic Games opened at 20:00 Beijing time here Friday.(Xinhua/Yang Lei)

The opening ceremony of the 29th Olympic Games started at 8 p.m. Friday in the National Stadium in Beijing. Attending the ceremony are Chinese President Hu Jintao and more than 80 heads of state and government and royals.

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