PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color

PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color
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Beijing, China, August 8, 2008—Performers at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games evoke China's maritime history with oars assembled to form pictures of Ming dynasty treasure ships.

Billions of people around the world watched the opening ceremony, directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, on television.

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