The opening ceremony of the East Asian Games


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Athletes of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea wave to spectators during the opening ceremony of the 4th East Asian Games at the Macao Stadium in south China's Macao Special Administrative Region Oct. 29, 2005. The nine-day 4th East Asian Games was inaugurated in Macao Oct. 29. DPRK and South Korean athletes marched into the opening ceremony jointly. DPRK has 90 athletes, who will take part in 10 sports of the event, and the South Korean delegation has 302 athletes, who will compete in 16 out of the 17 sports.

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Young people holding the Chinese national flag march into the Macao Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 4th East Asian Games in south China's Macao Special Administrative Region Oct. 29, 2005. The nine-day 4th East Asian Games was inaugurated in Macao Oct. 29. Some 2,000 athletes from China, South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Hong Kong of China, Macao of China, Chinese Taipei and Guam will contest for 234 gold medals in all 17 sports in the event.

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A boy ignites the torch during the opening ceremony of the 4th East Asian Games at the Macao Stadium in south China's Macao Special Administrative Region Oct. 29, 2005. The nine-day 4th East Asian Games was inaugurated on Oct. 29. Some 2,000 athletes from China, South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Hong Kong of China, Macao of China, Chinese Taipei and Guam will contest for 234 gold medals in all 17 sports in the event.


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