Incredible Opening Ceremony as China Celebrates the Shanghai World Expo 2010

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Visitors to the Spanish pavilion are greeted by a gigantic animated baby

Shanghai celebrated the opening of the 2010 World Expo today with a lavish display of fireworks, fountains and laser lights.  Like the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the event showcased China’s growing economic and geopolitical sway. (Pics)

 

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Astonishing Burj Dubai Opening Fireworks

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Forget about any Olympics inauguration ceremonies or any Fourth of July: The Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world, and it got the highest fireworks too for its opening ceremony. So colossal you’ll think they are destroying it…
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Getting Married in Space

Getting Married in Space

For a few buck extra, bring your whole wedding party along

Space transportation provider Rocketplane Kistler Japan has teamed up with wedding planner First Advantage to begin hosting weddings aboard the Rocketplane XP suborbital spaceplane. A cool 240 million yen ($2.2 million) buys you a wedding ceremony aboard a 1-hour space flight that reaches an altitude of more than 100 kilometers (62.1 miles), as well as a photo and video album, original dress, wedding certificate and other ceremonial items.

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Baseball’s First Pitch from Space

 Baseball’s First Pitch from Space

Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson (L) and astronaut Garrett Reisman display
a New York Yankees banner during a news conference in this image from NASA TV

The ceremonial first pitch in Wednesday’s Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will be thrown from aboard the International Space Station, the Yankees announced.

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