"The Grandest Carnival of Mankind"

By: Noora Abu Eitah - Published: Aug 26, 2008 • References: olympics.blogs.nytimes & ndtv
The 29th Olympic Games came to an end this week, but not without drama. The media called the ceremony the "the grandest carnival of mankind", which was a well-deserved title as it featured an amazing display of fireworks, showcasing a rich blend of technology, skill and imagination.

The circular firework artwork at the top of the Bird’s Nest symbolized the success of Beijing Games, as a circle in China’s culture is a symbol of harmony and renewal.

The acts had a futuristic look and feel, similar to that of the opening ceremony, creating a breathe taking show.

As a hand off to London for the 2012 Games, English Soccer superstar David Beckham was accompanied by a British girl of Indian origin, Tayyab Dudhwala, for the kick off of the handover ball.

As for musical performances, musicians Jimmy Page, Leona Lewis and British pop singer Leona took the stage as well as three dance groups who put on an amazing contemporary dance show.

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