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Night joys on 4th day

LOCAL resident Wang Weiling, 56, bought a night ticket and had his camera with him to shoot night scenes.

Zhou Dongjing, a 19-year-old tourist from Shandong, said she bought night tickets so she could have a preview before visiting again this morning with her husband.

Various cultural and art events are being held in the evenings.

Theme show "Window of the City" is being performed four times a day at Houtan Square, including two in the evening, at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

The Norway Pavilion is presenting Norwegian Evening after 7pm, a multimedia light show featuring a 15-minute music suite from Secret Garden. The Poland Pavilion becomes a disco after 8:30pm.

Workshops and folk arts performances from China's provinces and autonomous regions also add color to the site in the evening.

Beijing kicked off a series of performances yesterday at the Baosteel Stage in Zone B. These will last until May 8, after which Tianjin will take over the stage.

The capital city also opened a traditional teahouse at the stage where visitors could enjoy tea while watching a special folk performance.

Among the buildings in the Expo zone to be transformed by lighting at nights was the "Dream Cube," the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion, which features the world's biggest 3D LED lighting array.


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