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 The opening ceremony of World Expo 2010 was held in the evening of April 30, 2010, with the attendance of dozens of world leaders. The ceremony consisted of an indoor and outdoor component. Jackie ChanLang Lang, and Andrea Bocelli were among the performers in the indoor component. The event featured an outdoor display of fireworks, lasers and dancing fountains after a performance by singers and dancers. President Hu Jintao declared open the Shanghai World Expo.
Twenty heads of state or government attended the opening ceremony including French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan, Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou-NguessoKim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Malawian President Bingu Wa Mutharika, Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré, Malta President George Abela, President of Micronesia Emanuel Mori, Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj, Palestinian PresidentMahmoud Abbas, President of Seychelles James Alix Michel, and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
Heads of government present at the opening ceremony are Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Kazakhstani Prime Minister Karim Masimov, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenendeand Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
In addition, speakers of legislative bodies, deputy heads and ministers of over 20 other countries also attended the opening ceremony.
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