Coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
Did You Know?
The firework footprints were set off at the rate of one every second; each represented one of the 29 Olympiads, signifying the Beijing Olympics as the XXIX Olympiad of the modern era. The 29th footprint arrived st Bird's Nest and transformed into Star Olympic Rings. Next, the rings were lift up by twenty "Dunhuang fairies" (Buddhist apsaras of the Mogao Caves). See more