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PHOTO GALLERY: A glittering opening ceremony of Expo 2020




The Expo 2020 logo is pictured in front of one of the entrances of the Expo site in Dubai on September 30, 2021. AFP

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is pictured on September 30, 2021 on the day of the Expo 2020 opening. AFP

The Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye), a 250-metres high Ferris wheel, is pictured in the skyline, on September 30, 2021 on the day of the Expo 2020 opening. AFP

An Emirati artist performs during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. AP

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021. AFP

Andrea Bocelli, left, leaves the stage after he performs during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. AP

A Expo 2020 logo is pictured in Dubai on September 30, 2021 on the day of the Expo opening. AFP

The national flags of countries participanting in the Expo 2020 are lined up at the entrance of the venue, on September 30, 2021, in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai, on the day of its opening. AFP

People visit the site of Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021, on the day of its opening in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai. AFP

Performers line up to welcome visitors at the site of Expo 2020 on September 30, 2021, on the day of its opening in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai. AFP

Artists carry national flags during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. AP

People attend the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021. AP

A general view shows the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021. AFP

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021. AFP

A logo of the Dubai Expo 2020 is projected during the opening ceremony, on September 30, 2021. AFP

A general view shows the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021. AFP

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021. AFP

An artist performs during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Expo 2020, on September 30, 2021. AFP