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Shanghai Expo visitors top 70 million

10-25-2010 09:01 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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The number of visitors to the Shanghai World Expo has topped 70 million. The previous record was set at the 1970 Osaka World Expo in Japan, with 64 million visitors.

About 450 thousand visitors entered the Expo Park by 11 a.m. Sunday, the 177th day of the event. That's when the figure hit the 70-million mark. Attendance continues to be high, during the final days, setting a single-day record for maximum attendance on October the 16th with 1.03 million people.

Tourists visit the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 24, 2010. The
number of visitors to the Shanghai World Expo 2010 topped 70 million Sunday,
reaching the expectation of the Expo Bureau before its opening on May 1, according
to the official Expo website on Sunday. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)

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