PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color

PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color
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Beijing, China, August 8, 2008—Traditionally dressed dancers perform at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony.

The show, staged at the city's new national stadium, included more than 15,000 performers and illustrated China's history from ancient times to today.

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