Guangzhou Asian Games 2010 Opening Ceremony

The 16th Asian Games will be held in south China's Guangdong province, a major export hub in China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports.

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Fireworks are set off during rehearsals for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China. For the second time in three years, China is about to stage a spectacle of Olympic proportions. (AP)

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Participants perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The Asian Games run from November 12-27 and will involve some 14,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries. (REUTERS)

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Artists perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. The 16th Asian Games will be held in south China's Guangdong province, a major export hub in China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. (AFP)

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A hostess jumps as she poses for a picture in front of a poster for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. The 2010 Asian Games are held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. (AFP)

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A woman sells flags near the venue of the opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. The 2010 Asian Games are held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. (AFP)

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Artists perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. The 16th Asian Games will be held in south China's Guangdong province, a major export hub in China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. (AFP)

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Artists perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. The 16th Asian Games will be held in south China's Guangdong province, a major export hub in China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. (AFP)

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A worker waters a floral feature near the venue for the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. The 2010 Asian Games are held in Guangzhou, China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. (AFP)

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Artists perform during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou. The 16th Asian Games will be held in south China's Guangdong province, a major export hub in China, from November 12-27 and will be the biggest ever, with 45 countries and territories taking part in 42 sports. (AFP)

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Participants rehearse for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China. For the second time in three years, China is about to stage a spectacle of Olympic proportions. The Nov. 12-27 Asian Games will feature about 11,700 athletes competing in 42 sports, ranging from teensy Chinese gymnasts cultivated by the country's state-funded sports system to boxers from Palestine who train by punching old tires. (AP)

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Fireworks are set off on top of the Guangzhou Tower during rehearsals for the opening ceremony of the Asian Games to be held in Guangzhou, China. For the second time in three years, China is about to stage a spectacle of Olympic proportions. (AP)


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