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China showing off

Whether you're watching the Olympics from your home or going all out with a trip to Beijing, you'll want to take advantage of all that the city has to offer. What better way to do that than with an overview of the city to whet your appetite, or get you started on sightseeing?

National Beijing Olympic Stadium

That's its official name, but to locals – and architects – it's known as "The Birdsnest." It's easy to see why. With the unique framing, the rise and fall of the line in the horizon, it does seem like it could easily belong in nature and not on the ground. A contemporary Chinese artist was one of the consultants for this project.

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