Photos from Full Dress Rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games

Following photos are all over Chinese blogs, BBS and video–sharing sites:

From Xinhua:

The first full dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games was held in secret at the National Stadium on Thursday night, reported China’s Central Television (CCTV).

Tight security was deployed outside the stadium to keep the program of the three-and-a-half hour opening ceremony confidential, said the brief CCTV item.

Three cordon fences circled the stadium, better known as the Bird’s Nest for its unique structure of interwoven steel beams. Armed police only unlocked the gates for vehicles with special passes, according to the TV footage.

July 26, 2008, 10:05 AM
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