Ng Han Guan, Associated Press.
Fireworks are set off during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games' at China's National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing on Wednesday. Full dress rehearsals are held under a cloak of secrecy ahead of one of the most anticipated summer Olympic Games.

Fireworks are set off during a rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games' at China's National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing on Wednesday. Full dress rehearsals are held under a cloak of secrecy ahead of one of the most anticipated summer Olympic Games.