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Chinese, Egyptian youths mark Olympic 100-day countdown
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A ceremony was held in Cairo on Tuesday to celebrate the 100-day countdown of the Beijing Olympics which falls on April 30.

Some 100 young people, including diplomats of the Chinese embassy, teachers and students of the Chinese language departments of Egypt's universities, participated in the ceremony at the Chinese Culture Center in Cairo.

Wang Kejian, minister counselor of the Chinese embassy, said the Games is not only a great event for the Chinese people but also an international sports event expected by peoples across the world.

A series of activities, including an exhibition of the Beijing Games' pictures and the screen of the promotion films, were also held as part of the celebration.

On the eve of the 100-day countdown of the Beijing Olympics, the young people of the two sides signed their names in support of the Games and staged a friendly match of Ping-Pong.

The Egyptian students also tried to play Chinese Kongfu (Wushu) and make Chinese dumplings, two symbols of the Chinese culture.

(Xinhua News Agency April 30, 2008)

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