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2.47m visit Expo during National Day holiday

Visitors take pictures at the Italy Pavilion on Oct 7, 2010 during the Shanghai World Expo. Thursday, the last day of the week-long National Day holiday, witnessed 200,000 visitors to Expo Park up till 5 pm. During the seven days, the park saw a record high of 2.47 million visitors, according to the Expo Coordination Bureau. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two visitors check their position during their visit to the Expo Park on Oct 7, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]


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The World Expo is a large-scale, global, non-commercial Expo. The hosting of the World Expo must be applied for by a country and approved by the international World Expo committee.

The name of the mascot of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is Hai Bao, which means the treasure of the sea.

The emblem, depicting the image of three people-you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of mankind.

The theme of Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life," representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better living in future urban environments.


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