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World Expo visitors hit 10 million

06-06-2010 13:33 BJT Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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Visitor numbers to the Shanghai World Expo have hit the 10-million mark, with a record daily volume of 516 thousand 8 hundred.

Tourists are lining up at the entrance at 7 in the morning, and passageways have been set to provide guidance. The number of visitors has been growing steadily since the event opened. Organizers say they are ready for the upcoming hot weather and visitor surge. All service measures have been improved throughout May. Officials are expecting some 70 million tourists from home and abroad through October, surpassing the record 64 million at the Osaka Expo in 1970.

Foreign visitors pose for a group photo in front of the China Pavilion in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, on June 5, 2010. More than 10 million people have visited the Shanghai World Expo since its opening on May 1, the event's organizers said Saturday. (Xinhua/He Junchang)
Foreign visitors pose for a group photo in front of the China Pavilion 
in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, on June 5, 2010. More 
than 10 million people have visited the Shanghai World Expo since its 
opening on May 1, the event's organizers said Saturday. (Xinhua/He 

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