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2010, Shanghai, China
Expo 2010 photos
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China Pavilion
Luxembourg Pavilion
Saudi Arabia Pavilion
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China's first world's fair and the largest in history by size, attendance, and international participants, Expo 2010 even saw the largest world's fair attendance in a single day: over one million on 16 October 2010. Expo 2010 broke the record for area previously held by the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the record for attendance previously held by Expo 70.

Shanghai won the bid on 3 December 2002 against four competing cities: Yeosu, South Korea (who subsequently won the smaller Expo 2012); Moscow, Russia; Querétaro, Mexico, and Wroclaw, Poland.

Expo 2010 followed Beijing's 2008 Olympics and attempted to promote China as a central player in the 21st Century.

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Exclusive ExpoMuseum Video
 
 
Switzerland Pavilion Chair Lift Ride (with views of the surrounding Expo area)
 
Saudi Arabia Pavilion interior
 
Japan Pavilion
 
Taiwan Pavilion
 
Krygyzstan Pavilion
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Video
 
 
"Along the River During the Qingming Festival" in the China Pavilion
 
Portion of Expo 2010 Closing Ceremony
 
Portion of Expo 2010 Closing Ceremony
 
CBS segment broadcast on opening day, 1 May 2010
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Quick Info

opening date
1 May 2010
closing date
31 October 2010
theme
"Better City, Better Life"
site description
Both sides of the Huangpu River, south of the city center
site size
528 hectares (1305 acres) or
5.28 square kilometers
(2.04 square miles)
participating countries
192
attendance
73 million
status
BIE sanctioned
"Universal Exposition"
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Mascots
 
 
Seemore D. Fair
Haibao is the mascot of Expo 2010. He's based on the character "ren" (人) which means "human being" or "mankind." Pictured here is the character at his introduction in 2008. He was based one one of 26,655 entries as part of an international competition.
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Exclusive Photos
 
 
Expo 2010 photos

Over 2000 exclusive photos of Expo 2010 are on ExpoMuseum's Flickr site.

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Maps
 
 
Expo 2010 site map
 
Expo 2010 transportation map
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Discussion Board
 
 
The World's Fair Community

ExpoMuseum's sister site, WorldsFairCommunity.org, maintains a discussion group about Expo 2010. Visit it here.

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