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Here are some photographs taken at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Have a look at all the images and see what shapes and patterns you can find.
Clicking on a picture will enlarge it.

Some of the pictures show lots and lots of people in lines, or squares, or circles.
Can you (and lots of your friends!) make shapes like these?
Can you plan your own opening ceremony?