UK celebrates at Shanghai World Expo

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The Duke of York, HRH Prince Andrew and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Fu Ying, opened the UK’s 8 September National Day celebrations at the Shanghai World Expo.The country's Seed Cathedral pavilion is the centerpiece of UK day at the Shanghai World Expo. Constructed around the theme ‘Building on the Past, Shaping Our Future’, the UK pavilion emphasises seeds and nature and is widely recognised as a herald of emerging green tides at the Shanghai Expo.The pavilion stands in stark contrast to the industrial glories exhibited at Crystal Palace during the Great Exhibition of Works of Industry of all Nations held in London in 1851, which featured more than 100,000 industrial products including engines, cranes, mills and other advanced technology from the time.North Korea also held its first national pavilion day at the Shanghai World Expo on Monday.The hermit kingdom’s pavilion has allegedly been visited by more than four million people since the Expo opened on 1 May.
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