Volunteers display a huge banner during the Beijing International Long Walk Carnival to mark the 500-day countdown to the Olympic Games, in China's capital Beijing, March 25, 2007.
A boy wearing an angel costume is interviewed by a television crew near the Olympic countdown clock displaying 500 days to the Olympic Games in Beijing March 26, 2007.
Beijing children display their artwork of the Fuwa mascots, made from ping-pong balls signed with their names, to mark the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Olympics on March 26, 2007.
A citizen flies a kite during an activity to mark the 500-day countdown to the Beijing Olympics in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, March 25, 2007.
(China Daily March 27, 2007)