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Lights Up Shanghai - The Grand Expo 2010 Opening Ceremony

Source: Cultural China

 

The magnificent opening ceremony of Shanghai World Expo 2010 has drawn attention from across the world. Despite their different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, many people from around the globe appreciated the event.

 

People around the world hailed the opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo on last Friday evening, a proud beginning that featured a high-tech display of dazzling artistic performances, laser lights, and fireworks.

 

This is the time to celebrate.

 

With the theme song echoing and fireworks bursting over the Huangpu River, Shanghai welcomed visitors from all over the world in a dazzlingly orchestrated display of the city's warmth, sincerity and openness of mind.

 

Fireworks light up the sky during the opening ceremony

 

 

 

 Fireworks explode over the Huangpu

 

 

Fireworks exploded over the Huangpu River

 

 

 

Chinese renowned vocalist Song Zuying sings at a concert in celebration of the opening of World Expo

 

 

 

Song Zuying and Taiwanese singer Jay Chou perform on the stage

 

 

 

Chinese renowned vocalist Song Zuying sings at a concert in celebration of the opening of World Expo

 

 

 

  

A grand floral parade is held in celebration of the opening

 

 

 

A float decorated with the mascot of the Expo parades at the Expo site

 

 

 

An artist performs on the float

 

 

 

  

Tibetan orphans from quake zone show up at Expo opening ceremony (Photo: Xinhua News)

 

 

  

Singers welcome guests at the opening ceremony

 

 

Buildings are illuminated during the opening ceremony

 

 

 

The opening ceremony

 

 

 

 

Artists perform during the opening ceremony

 

 


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