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The 2010 Shanghai World Expo in pictures

Pavilions are illuminated during a night-time lighting test. The World Expo opens in Shanghai on May 1. For China, the Shanghai Expo will stand proudly in the tradition of world fairs that began with London’s Great Exhibition in 1851, gave Paris the Eiffel Tower and drew 44 million Americans to New York to see “The World of Tomorrow?in 1939
Picture: GUO CHANGYAO/XinHua/Xinhua Press/Corbis
Pavilions are illuminated during a night-time lighting test. The World Expo opens in Shanghai on May 1. For China, the Shanghai Expo will stand proudly in the tradition of world fairs that began with London’s Great Exhibition in 1851, gave Paris the Eiffel Tower and drew 44 million Americans to New York to see “The World of Tomorrow?in 1939 Picture: GUO CHANGYAO/XinHua/Xinhua Press/Corbis
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