Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games begins

August 24th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 24 (Xinhua) The closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games began in the National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in northern Beijing at 8 p.m. Sunday.The gala began amid a display of fireworks that formed a huge circle in the sky that symbolized the complete success of the Beijing Games.

In traditional Chinese culture, circle is a symbol of perfection, harmony and renewal.

The countdown to the closing ceremony started from the number 29, indicating the 29th Olympic Games.

The audience joined the countdown from 10 as the numbers were displayed by firework explosions in the sky.

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