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Best of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Performers skate during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Performers skate during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Performers skate during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A general view of fireworks. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A general view of fireworks. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A general view of fireworks. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A member of the Chinese armed forces reacts during the during opening ceremony. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A member of the Chinese armed forces reacts during the during opening ceremony. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A member of the Chinese armed forces reacts during the during opening ceremony. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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The Chinese flag on its way to be raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The Chinese flag on its way to be raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The Chinese flag on its way to be raised during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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An inflatable depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, one of the mascots of the Olympics. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

An inflatable depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, one of the mascots of the Olympics. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

An inflatable depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, one of the mascots of the Olympics. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The Olympic torch is lit. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The Olympic torch is lit. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The Olympic torch is lit. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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The Austria contingent. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The Austria contingent. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The Austria contingent. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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China's President Xi Jinping waves next to his wife Peng Liyuan.   REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

China's President Xi Jinping waves next to his wife Peng Liyuan. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

China's President Xi Jinping waves next to his wife Peng Liyuan. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Britain's contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Flag bearers Zhao Dan of China and Gao Tingyu of China lead their delegation during the athletes parade.  
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Flag bearers Zhao Dan of China and Gao Tingyu of China lead their delegation during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Flag bearers Zhao Dan of China and Gao Tingyu of China lead their delegation during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The Chinese flag is raised. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Chinese flag is raised. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Chinese flag is raised. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Performers dance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Performers dance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Performers dance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Fireworks inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Fireworks inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Fireworks inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Flag bearer Fayik Abdi of Saudi Arabia during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Flag bearer Fayik Abdi of Saudi Arabia during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Flag bearer Fayik Abdi of Saudi Arabia during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Performers stand near an Olympic cauldron. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Performers stand near an Olympic cauldron. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Performers stand near an Olympic cauldron. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Torchbearers relay the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Torchbearers relay the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Torchbearers relay the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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The American Samoa contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The American Samoa contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The American Samoa contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A general view inside the stadium. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A general view inside the stadium. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A general view inside the stadium. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A general view of performers. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A general view of performers. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A general view of performers. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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A general view of fireworks outside the Bird's Nest Stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A general view of fireworks outside the Bird's Nest Stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A general view of fireworks outside the Bird's Nest Stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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The Chinese national flag is carried. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

The Chinese national flag is carried. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

The Chinese national flag is carried. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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The Chinese and Olympic flags. REUTERS/David W Cerny

The Chinese and Olympic flags. REUTERS/David W Cerny

The Chinese and Olympic flags. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A general view of performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A general view of performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A general view of performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A general view of the Olympic rings. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A general view of the Olympic rings. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A general view of the Olympic rings. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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The Hong Kong, China contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Hong Kong, China contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Hong Kong, China contingent during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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The Olympic rings displayed inside the stadium during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Olympic rings displayed inside the stadium during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Olympic rings displayed inside the stadium during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Team USA flagbearers Elana Meyers Taylor and John Shuster. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Team USA flagbearers Elana Meyers Taylor and John Shuster. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Team USA flagbearers Elana Meyers Taylor and John Shuster. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Performers are seen during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The Russian Olympic Committee contingent. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The Russian Olympic Committee contingent. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The Russian Olympic Committee contingent. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Flag bearer Michela Moioli of Italy leads their contingent. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Flag bearer Michela Moioli of Italy leads their contingent. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Flag bearer Michela Moioli of Italy leads their contingent. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A general view of the performers during the opening ceremony.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

A general view of the performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A general view of the performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Tessa Worley and Kevin Rolland of France lead their contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Tessa Worley and Kevin Rolland of France lead their contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Tessa Worley and Kevin Rolland of France lead their contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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The Haiti contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The Haiti contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The Haiti contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Athletes from China seated during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Athletes from China seated during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Athletes from China seated during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Performers dance under the Olympic Rings. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Performers dance under the Olympic Rings. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Performers dance under the Olympic Rings. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Team USA during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Team USA during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Team USA during the athletes parade. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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The Chinese national flag is carried during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The Chinese national flag is carried during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The Chinese national flag is carried during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Performers dance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Performers dance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Performers dance during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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Flag bearers Alexandra Nazarova and Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Flag bearers Alexandra Nazarova and Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Flag bearers Alexandra Nazarova and Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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The Canada contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The Canada contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The Canada contingent. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Flag bearers Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Benjamin Alexander of Jamaica. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Flag bearers Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Benjamin Alexander of Jamaica. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Flag bearers Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Benjamin Alexander of Jamaica. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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Wendy Holdener and Andreas Ambuehl of Switzerland lead their delegation. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Wendy Holdener and Andreas Ambuehl of Switzerland lead their delegation. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

Wendy Holdener and Andreas Ambuehl of Switzerland lead their delegation. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse
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An inflatable depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, one of the mascots of the Olympics. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

An inflatable depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, one of the mascots of the Olympics. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

An inflatable depicting Bing Dwen Dwen, one of the mascots of the Olympics. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A general view inside the stadium during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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