PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color

PHOTOS: Olympics Opening Ceremony Bursts With Color
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Beijing, China, August 8, 2008—A martial artist displays her skills during the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing's National Stadium.

Many styles of martial arts are believed to have originated in China. Zhang Yimou, the choreographer for the Olympics ceremony, is known for directing the blockbuster martial-arts films Hero and House of Flying Daggers.

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