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Shanghai Expo to Stage More Than 20,000 Performances

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The Shanghai World Expo will stage more than 20,000 performances by Chinese and foreign artists during the 184-day event that starts May 1, an Expo spokesman said Monday.

Some 17,300 performances of 807 shows, selected from more than 10,000 candidate programs worldwide, have been included in the Expo's program, Hu Jingjun, deputy head of the Expo Bureau's coordination department, said when releasing an initial event listing.

The Expo Bureau expects the total number of performances to be more than 20,000 by the end of the expo, Hu said, meaning more than 100 performances on average will be given at the Expo park everyday.

(Xinhua News Agency April 13, 2010)

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