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Day 1: Olympic Ceremony

Post reporter Amy Shipley talks about the extravagant ceremony that opened the 2008 Summer Games at the National Stadium in Beijing.

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Day 1: Olympic Ceremony
Photos | Post reporter Amy Shipley talks about the extravagant ceremony that opened the 2008 Summer Games at the National Stadium in Beijing.
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