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2010 Asian Games open

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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, on Nov. 12, 2010. Athletes from 45 countries and territories will compete in 42 sporting disciplines until Nov. 27. The glitzy gala ceremony culminated years of planning for a massive event that is set to reinforce China's regional sporting dominance.

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Performers drum during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China on Nov. 12, 2010. The Asian Games run from November 12-27 and will involve some 14,000 athletes and officials from 45 countries.

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Fireworks illuminate the night during the opening ceremony for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, on Friday, Nov. 12.

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Dancers peform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 12.

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Performers participating during the Opening Ceremony of the 16th Asian Games on Haixinsha Island along the Pearl River in Guangzhou city, southern China's Guangdong province, Nov. 12, 2010.

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