Friday, August 8, 2008

One world, one dream - Star

Friday August 8, 2008 MYT 8:33:47 PM
One world, one dream

Fireworks over the National Stadium during opening ceremony fot the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Beijing

BEIJING: China commandeered the world stage on Friday, celebrating its first-time role as Olympic host with a stunning display of pageantry as the opening ceremony began at the Bird's Nest Stadium at 8pm.

A dancer performs during the opening ceremonies for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Malaysian athletes enter the National Stadium during the opening ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing

A general view is seen while Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan sing on top of a large globe during the Opening Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2008 shows the art performance of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, titled "Beautiful Olympics", in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in north Beijing, China

China welcomed scores of world leaders to the opening ceremony, watched by 91,000 people at the eye-catching stadium and a potential audience of 4 billion worldwide.

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