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Photo Diary By Patrick Zachmann

China opens largest World's Fair

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Amid tight security and complaints from human rights groups, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo opened to swarms of visitors queuing to see displays from 189 nations.
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Preparing for the fair

A global showcase of architecture, science and technology runs May 1 to Oct. 31 in China's financial capital. Tens of millions of people are expected to visit the international exposition in Shanghai.

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History of the Fair

A look at previous international expos in New York, Seattle, Montreal, Knoxville, New Orleans and South Korea.

About the World's Fair

The first world's fair took place in London in 1851 and the expos allow people to explore the world outside of their everyday experience - outside cultures, new scientific advancements, and new inventions.

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