China dazzles visitors at the biggest and most expensive international fair in history.
World's Fair in China
With more than 190 countries showing off their culture, architecture and technological prowess, the Expo 2010 Shanghai showcases China's pre-eminence in the 21st century. Above, visitors enjoy the night view of China Pavilion and Sunshine Valley.
The illuminated rods inside the China Pavilion represent a bamboo forest.
Visitors are greeted by an electronically animated giant baby named Miguel inside the Spain Pavilion.
The United Kingdom Pavilion houses the Seed Cathedral, which was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and contains 60,000 plant seeds kept in electric rods for preservation.
Tourists walk through the Time Corridor in the Shanghai Corporate Joint Pavilion, also known as the Magic Cube, an eco-friendly building equipped with solar panels.
Russia's pavilion, its first in 30 years, features models of future cities based on the imagination of its children.
The theme of the Kyrgyzstan Pavilion is the peaceful coexistence of its nomadic people with nature.
Visitors take a respite outside the China Pavilion.
Shanghai's cityscape is visible from the Expo Garden, above. Expo 2010 Shanghai will run through October 31 and is expected to draw at least 70 million visitors from around the world.