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Joyous end to Beijing's Olympic debut

Joyous end to Beijing's Olympic debut

Heavenly drums, silver bell dancers, light wheels and flying men took center stage to greet guests at the National Stadium Sunday for the closing celebration of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A pyrotechnic display of numbers for the countdown from 29 -- to indicate the 29th Olympiad -- ushered in the Closing Ceremony at 8:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT +8) with an audience of more than 90,000 present.

Main Stadium

National StadiumNational Stadium As the main stadium of the Beijing Olympic Games, China's eye-catching National Stadium, also known as the "Bird's Nest," is expecting the passionate moment when the sacred flame burns bright within its walls, representing the honor of the Chinese people. More>>