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Beijing Olympics 2008

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People Behind the Scenes - 21 Aug 2008
People Behind the Scenes - 21 Aug 2008
OLYMPICS-SWIMMING/
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August 17, 2008
Photographers take pictures as Michael Phelps (C) of the U.S. is congratulated by his mother Debbie after...
Beijing, China
Photographers take pictures as Michael Phelps of the U.S. is congratulated by his mother Debbie after...
Photographers take pictures as Michael Phelps (C) of the U.S. is congratulated by his mother Debbie after winning his eighth gold medal of the games at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CHINA)
OLYMPICS- BEACH VOLLEYBALL/
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August 20, 2008
Marcio Araujo of Brazil gestures into a television camera after winning his men's beach volleyball semifinal...
Beijing, China
Marcio Araujo of Brazil gestures into a television camera after winning his men's beach volleyball semifinal...
Marcio Araujo of Brazil gestures into a television camera after winning his men's beach volleyball semifinal match against Ricardo Santos and Emanuel Rego of Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS/
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August 15, 2008
A photographer takes pictures of competitors running in the men's 1500m heat of the athletics competition...
Beijing, China
A photographer takes pictures of competitors running in the men's 1500m heat in the Beijing 2008 Olympic...
A photographer takes pictures of competitors running in the men's 1500m heat of the athletics competition in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-JUDO/
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August 12, 2008
Judo gold medallist in women's -63kg category Ayumi Tanimoto of Japan poses for photographers after the...
Beijing, China
Judo gold medallist in women's -63kg category Tanimoto of Japan poses for photographers after the medal...
Judo gold medallist in women's -63kg category Ayumi Tanimoto of Japan poses for photographers after the medal ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
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August 18, 2008
Reuters Iraqi photographer Ceerwan Aziz on his way to a soccer match during the Olympic games in Beijing...
Beijing, China
Reuters Iraqi photographer Ceerwan Aziz on his way to a soccer match during the Olympic games in Beijing...
Reuters Iraqi photographer Ceerwan Aziz on his way to a soccer match during the Olympic games in Beijing August 12, 2008. Aziz, who joined Reuters in early 2003, is revelling in his first assignment outside the warzones of Iraq. JOURNALIST IN THE FIELD REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
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July 08, 2008
Volunteers wait at the Language Help Desk at the Beijing Olympics Main Press Centre (MPC) during its...
Beijing, China
Volunteers wait at the Language Help Desk at the Beijing Olympics Main Press Centre during its opening...
Volunteers wait at the Language Help Desk at the Beijing Olympics Main Press Centre (MPC) during its opening in Beijing July 8, 2008. The building, including the International Broadcast Centre, on the Olympic Green will house the 21,600 media accredited to the Games with up to 10,000 more unaccredited reporters being catered for at the Beijing International Media Centre. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS-VOLLEYBALL/BEACH
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August 14, 2008
Cheerleaders dance with hoops at the site of the women's preliminary round beach volleyball matches at...
Beijing, China
Cheerleaders dance with hoops at the site of the women's preliminary round beach volleyball matches at...
Cheerleaders dance with hoops at the site of the women's preliminary round beach volleyball matches at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-BEIJING/PRESENTERS
RTX3MX0
November 20, 2007
Cheerleaders attend a competition in a Beijing shopping mall November 17, 2007. Hundreds of young women...
Beijing, China
Cheerleaders attend a competition in a Beijing shopping mall
Cheerleaders attend a competition in a Beijing shopping mall November 17, 2007. Hundreds of young women will be recruited as volunteers to present medals and raise flags at ceremonies for the Games, which open on Aug. 8, but they must meet stringent criteria. Picture taken November 17, 2007. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
CHINA-OLYMPIC/
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October 25, 2007
A girl fails to maintain a crouching posture as students go through etiquette training at a vocational...
Beijing, China
A girl fails to maintain a crouching posture as students go through etiquette training at a vocational...
A girl fails to maintain a crouching posture as students go through etiquette training at a vocational school in Beijing October 25, 2007. Around 1,400 aviation service students, mostly between the ages of 16 and 17, are currently going through physical conditioning as well as professional training for dressing and etiquette in order to serve as stewards during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to the school announcement. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA)
CHINA/
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January 07, 2008
A student shows another how to smile during an etiquette training class at a vocational school in Beijing...
Beijing, China
A student shows another how to smile during etiquette training class at vocational school in Beijing
A student shows another how to smile during an etiquette training class at a vocational school in Beijing January 7, 2008. A small group of vocational students, mostly between the ages of 16 and 18, are going through physical conditioning as well as professional training for dressing and etiquette in order to be stewards for the service industry, but a select few will become stewards for medal ceremonies during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
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July 24, 2008
Volunteers, who will be Olympic medal ceremony hostesses, train for the upcoming Beijing Olympics at...
Beijing, China
Volunteers train for the upcoming Beijing Olympics at Beijing Changping Vocational School
Volunteers, who will be Olympic medal ceremony hostesses, train for the upcoming Beijing Olympics at Beijing Changping Vocational School, north of the city, July 24, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS-JUDO/
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August 11, 2008
Giulia Quintavalle of Italy celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's -57kg judo event at...
Beijing, China
Giulia Quintavalle of Italy celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's -57kg judo event at...
Giulia Quintavalle of Italy celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's -57kg judo event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-JUDO/
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August 13, 2008
Judo medallists pose on podium during men's -90kg judo medal ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games,...
Beijing, China
Judo medallists pose on podium during men's -90kg judo medal ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games...
Judo medallists pose on podium during men's -90kg judo medal ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 13, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-WRESTLING/
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August 14, 2008
Gold medallist Andrea Minguzzi of Italy kisses the medal escort during the medal ceremony for the men's...
Beijing, China
Gold medallist Andrea Minguzzi of Italy kisses the medal escort during the medal ceremony for the men's...
Gold medallist Andrea Minguzzi of Italy kisses the medal escort during the medal ceremony for the men's 84kg Greco-Roman gold medal wrestling competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-ROWING/
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August 17, 2008
Josh Inman (L), Bryan Volpenhein and Marcus McElhenney of the U.S. men's eight rowing team look on during...
Beijing, China
U.S. men's eight rowing team look on during medal ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Josh Inman (L), Bryan Volpenhein and Marcus McElhenney of the U.S. men's eight rowing team look on during the medal ceremony after their bronze medal win at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Shaun Best (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-WRESTLING/
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August 21, 2008
Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan celebrates with a team official after defeating Bakhtiyar Akhmedov of Russia...
Beijing, China
Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan celebrates with a team official after defeating Bakhtiyar Akhmedov of Russia...
Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan celebrates with a team official after defeating Bakhtiyar Akhmedov of Russia in their 120kg men's freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-BOXING/
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August 18, 2008
Newfel Ouatah of Algeria is comforted by a team official after his loss to Vyacheslav Glazkov of Ukraine...
Beijing, China
Ouatah of Algeria is comforted by a team official after his loss to Glazkov of Ukraine in the men's super...
Newfel Ouatah of Algeria is comforted by a team official after his loss to Vyacheslav Glazkov of Ukraine in the men's super heavyweight (+91kg) quarterfinal 1 boxing match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 18, 2008. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-WEIGHTLIFTING/
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August 13, 2008
Officials attend to Janos Baranyai of Hungary after he injured himself during the men's 77kg Group B...
Beijing, China
Officials attend to Janos Baranyai of Hungary after he injured himself during the men's 77kg Group B...
Officials attend to Janos Baranyai of Hungary after he injured himself during the men's 77kg Group B snatch weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 13, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS/
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August 19, 2008
An official talks to Celma Da Graca Soares Bonfim of Saint Tome and Principe, who finished last in her...
Beijing, China
An official talks to Celma Da Graca Soares Bonfim of Saint Tome and Principe at the Beijing 2008 Olympic...
An official talks to Celma Da Graca Soares Bonfim of Saint Tome and Principe, who finished last in her women's 5000m heat of the athletics competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, as she rests on the track in the National Stadium August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-ATHLETICS/
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August 17, 2008
An official shots the starting gun at a women's 400m athletics race in the National Stadium during the...
Beijing, China
An official shots the starting gun at a women's 400m athletics race in the National Stadium during the...
An official shots the starting gun at a women's 400m athletics race in the National Stadium during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-TENNIS/
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August 10, 2008
Attendants carry their squeegees across a court at the tennis venue during a rain delay at the Beijing...
Beijing, China
Attendants carry their squeegees across a court at the tennis venue during a rain delay at the Beijing...
Attendants carry their squeegees across a court at the tennis venue during a rain delay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 10, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-TRIATHLON/
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August 19, 2008
A run official takes shelter under an umbrella during the men's triathlon competition at the Ming Tomb...
Beijing, China
A run official takes shelter under an umbrella during the men's triathlon competition at the Ming Tomb...
A run official takes shelter under an umbrella during the men's triathlon competition at the Ming Tomb reservoir in the Changping District of northern Beijing during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-BADMINTON/
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August 14, 2008
A person dressed as an Olympic mascot talks to another who fell at the venue of the badminton matches...
Beijing, China
A person dressed as an Olympic mascot talks to another who fell at the venue of the badminton matches...
A person dressed as an Olympic mascot talks to another who fell at the venue of the badminton matches of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
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August 18, 2008
Judges watch Pavlo Rozenberg of Germany compete in the men's 3m springboard preliminary diving competition...
Beijing, China
Judges watch Pavlo Rozenberg of Germany compete in the men's 3m springboard preliminary diving competition...
Judges watch Pavlo Rozenberg of Germany compete in the men's 3m springboard preliminary diving competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 18, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/TELEVISION
RTR20HH0
July 30, 2008
Newscasters rehearse at a studio of the new China Central Television's (CCTV) Olympic Broadcast Center...
Beijing, China
Newscasters rehearse at a studio of the new China Central Television's Olympic Broadcast Center in Beijing...
Newscasters rehearse at a studio of the new China Central Television's (CCTV) Olympic Broadcast Center in Beijing July 30, 2008. Broadcaster CCTV is dedicating 3,000 staff to the Beijing Olympic Games, with over 2,500 hours of programming going out on seven of the 17 channels it controls. CCTV will distribute Beijing Olympics broadcasts to all TV stations across China. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
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August 06, 2008
Olympic volunteers ride a motorscooter through a line of policemen outside the National Stadium ahead...
Beijing, China
Olympic volunteers ride a motorscooter through a line of policemen outside the National Stadium ahead...
Olympic volunteers ride a motorscooter through a line of policemen outside the National Stadium ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 6, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
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August 02, 2008
Performers wear costumes of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games mascots during a performance in Tiananmen...
Beijing, China
Performers wear costumes of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games mascots during a performance in Tiananmen...
Performers wear costumes of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games mascots during a performance in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, August 2, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Gao (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/TELEVISION
RTR20HCK
July 30, 2008
A security guard stops a photographer from taking pictures of the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters,...
Beijing, China
Security guard stops photographer from taking pictures of CCTV headquarters in Beijing
A security guard stops a photographer from taking pictures of the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters, which is still under construction, during a media tour in Beijing July 30, 2008. China's state television plans to scrap its usual slight delay for live broadcasts during the Olympic Games, allowing the audience to see everything "as it happens", official Xinhua agency said. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS/
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August 08, 2008
Security personnel keep watch near the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, ahead of the...
Beijing, China
Security personnel keep watch near the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, ahead of the...
Security personnel keep watch near the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-TORCH/
RTX70XP
June 17, 2008
Cheerleaders joke beside a soldier as they wait for the start of the Xinjiang leg of the Olympic torch...
Urumqi, China
Cheerleaders joke beside a soldier as they wait for the start of the Xinjiang leg of the Olympic torch...
Cheerleaders joke beside a soldier as they wait for the start of the Xinjiang leg of the Olympic torch relay at the Peoples Square in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, June 17, 2008. Authorities in China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang are telling people who want to watch the Olympic torch as it passes through the area to stay at home and tune into the television instead. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
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OLYMPICS/TELEVISION
RTR20HD5
July 30, 2008
A Chinese security guard stops photographers from taking pictures of the China Central Television (CCTV)...
Beijing, China
Security guard stops photographers from taking pictures of CCTV headquarters in Beijing
A Chinese security guard stops photographers from taking pictures of the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters, which is still under construction, during a media tour in Beijing July 30, 2008. China's state television plans to scrap its usual slight delay for live broadcasts during the Olympic Games, allowing the audience to see everything "as it happens", official Xinhua agency said. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
CHINA-SUBWAY/BEIJING
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July 19, 2008
Controllers keep watch as an Airport Express train arrives at the subway station in Beijing Capital...
Beijing, China
Controllers keep watch as an Airport Express train arrives at the subway station in Beijing Capital...
Controllers keep watch as an Airport Express train arrives at the subway station in Beijing Capital International Airport in China's capital July 19, 2008. Beijing opened three new subway lines on Saturday, delayed from a planned late-June start but just in time to carry passengers banned from their cars as the capital tries to clean up its skies before next month's Olympics. The new lines, which will serve the international airport and the Olympic Green, will increase the city's subway lines to eight and expand their reach by 40 percent, to 200 km (125 miles), the official Xinhua news agency reported. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
CHINA-SUBWAY/BEIJING
RTR20BY9
July 19, 2008
Beijing subway controllers stand on a subway platform inside a new station near the Olympic Stadium during...
Beijing, China
Beijing subway controllers stand on a subway platform inside a new station near the Olympic Stadium during...
Beijing subway controllers stand on a subway platform inside a new station near the Olympic Stadium during a media tour in Beijing July 19, 2008. Beijing opened three new subway lines on Saturday, delayed from a planned late-June start but just in time to carry passengers banned from their cars as the capital tries to clean up its skies before next month's Olympics. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS-HANDBALL/
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August 21, 2008
Norway fans cheer their team during their women's handball semi-final match against South Korea at the...
Beijing, China
Norway fans cheer their team during their women's handball semi-final match against South Korea at the...
Norway fans cheer their team during their women's handball semi-final match against South Korea at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/OPENING
RTR20RMZ
August 08, 2008
An attendant carries the sign for Greece during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games...
Beijing, China
An attendant carries the sign for Greece during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games...
An attendant carries the sign for Greece during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/OPENING
RTR20QSL
August 08, 2008
Dancers perform during the pre-show at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the...
Beijing, China
Dancers perform during the pre-show at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the...
Dancers perform during the pre-show at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CHINA)
OLYMPICS-SOFTBALL/
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August 14, 2008
Fans are dressed in rain gear during the softball game between Japan and the Netherlands at the Beijing...
Beijing, China
Fans are dressed in rain gear during softball game between Japan and Netherlands at Beijing 2008 Olympic...
Fans are dressed in rain gear during the softball game between Japan and the Netherlands at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/OPENING
RTR20QS3
August 08, 2008
A man poses for a photo before the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National...
Beijing, China
A man poses for a photo before the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National...
A man poses for a photo before the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. The words on the man's robe read: "Long live China; world peace." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/OPENING
RTR20QRI
August 08, 2008
A woman wears hair bands in the shape of the Olympic rings before the opening ceremony of the Beijing...
Beijing, China
A woman wears hair bands in the shape of the Olympic rings before the opening ceremony of the Beijing...
A woman wears hair bands in the shape of the Olympic rings before the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA)
OLYMPICS
RTX7QQP
July 08, 2008
Workers prepare at a hair salon inside the Beijing Olympics Main Press Centre (MPC) during its opening...
Beijing, China
Workers prepare at a hair salon inside MPC in Beijing
Workers prepare at a hair salon inside the Beijing Olympics Main Press Centre (MPC) during its opening in Beijing July 8, 2008. With 62,000 square meters of working space, the MPC in Beijing is the biggest press centre in Olympic history. It will be the central work place for the 5,600 accredited journalists and photographers covering the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
CHINA/
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July 15, 2007
Members of rock band 20088 Zhang Yi Han (guitar), Jing Sheng Hao (guitar), Libo Chen (bass) and Guo Xin...
Beijing, China
Members of rock band 20088 pose after performing for Olympic culture festival in Beijing
Members of rock band 20088 Zhang Yi Han (guitar), Jing Sheng Hao (guitar), Libo Chen (bass) and Guo Xin Yue (drums) (L-R) pose for photographers backstage after they performed during the closing ceremony for the Olympic culture festival in Beijing July 15, 2007. The band's manager claims 20088, whose members are seven-years-old, to be the youngest professional rock band in China. The band has performed in some Olympic related events as all of the members will reach the lucky age of eight in 2008, the year of the Beijing Olympics. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/CLOSURES
RTX81KI
July 18, 2008
Workers clean the exterior of the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, at the Olympic...
Beijing, China
Workers clean the exterior of the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, at the Olympic...
Workers clean the exterior of the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube, at the Olympic Green in Beijing, July 18, 2008. With less than a month to go to the Olympics, Beijing and neighbouring provinces have asked polluting industries to shut or reduce production to clean the air for athletes, and to help offset a looming power shortage. REUTERS/Ge Gong (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
OLYMPICS-BEIJING/TICKETS
RTR1ONBW
April 15, 2007
A laborer works at the construction site of the National Olympic Stadium, also known as the 'Bird's Nest',...
Beijing, China
A laborer works at the construction site of the National Olympic Stadium in Beijing
A laborer works at the construction site of the National Olympic Stadium, also known as the 'Bird's Nest', in Beijing April 15, 2007. Beijing began taking orders for tickets to next year's Olympic Games on Sunday, with organisers promising 7 million "very affordable" tickets, all of which will carry chips for added security. REUTERS/Grace Liang (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
RTR21JBY
August 22, 2008
Labourers install fireworks on the roof of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, ahead...
Beijing, China
Labourers install fireworks on the roof of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing...
Labourers install fireworks on the roof of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, ahead of the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008. REUTERS/Joe Chan (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
RTR20M85
August 04, 2008
A labourer works in front of the National Stadium, also known as the 'Bird's Nest', ahead of the Beijing...
Beijing, China
A labourer works in front of the National Stadium, also known as the 'Bird's Nest', ahead of the Beijing...
A labourer works in front of the National Stadium, also known as the 'Bird's Nest', ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 4, 2008. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
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July 21, 2008
A worker cleans the outside of the National Aquatic Centre, also called 'Water Cube', at the Olympic...
Beijing, China
A worker cleans the outside of the National Aquatic Centre at the Olympic Green in Beijing
A worker cleans the outside of the National Aquatic Centre, also called 'Water Cube', at the Olympic Green in Beijing July 21, 2008.
REUTERS/Darren Whiteside (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)
CHINA/
RTR1ZWGI
April 26, 2008
A labourer sleeps in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing April 25,...
Beijing, China
A labourer sleeps in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing
A labourer sleeps in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing April 25, 2008. Picture taken April 25, 2008. REUTERS/Steven Shi (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/CHINA-ECONOMY
RTR1YR74
March 26, 2008
Construction workers walk past the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing March 26,...
Beijing, China
Construction workers walk past the National Stadium or Bird's Nest in Beijing
Construction workers walk past the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing March 26, 2008. China's economy will avoid a post-Olympics recession, thanks to its vast size, rising consumer spending and big appetite for investment, one of the country's top economic advisers told a state newspaper. Beijing is spending some $35-40 billion on improved infrastructure ahead of the Games in August, as well as $2.1 billion to cover the cost of running them. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA)
OLYMPICS/
RTR20L32
August 03, 2008
Painters put on a fresh coat of paint on a wall at Tiananmen Square ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic...
Beijing, China
Painters put on a fresh coat of paint on a wall at Tiananmen Square
Painters put on a fresh coat of paint on a wall at Tiananmen Square ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 3, 2008. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (CHINA)
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