PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color

PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color
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Beijing, China, August 8, 2008—Dancers perform on intricately decorated floors during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

The complex choreography of the show—intended to showcase achievements of Chinese culture and history—took nearly seven years to plan and cost around $40 billion U.S. dollars, BBC News reported.

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