The Shanghai Expo 2010 has opened!

With a final total of 189 countries participating in this great event and bringing their best to the world, the long-awaited Shanghai World Expo 2010 is finally underway.

 Photo from the official site at

In a spectacular ceremony with thousands of watchers and prominent international dignitaries, fireworks exploded and lit up the Bund, the waterfront promenade.

Performances featured world-renowned pianist Lang Lang and other international stars including Andrea Boccelli and Shinji Tanimura. And this is only the beginning! More than 100 cultural performances are planned throughout the Expo site every day!!! There are more than 20,000 events earmarked for the entire 6 month run of this World Fair.

What if you can't attend? Expo will come to you. For the first time ever, there is an interactive online version of the Expo. You can take a virtual Site Tour, Zone A is the center of the country pavillions. There are online games, puzzles, etc. Visit Expo Shanghai Online here.

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