ITALIAN OPERA IN FRANCE WITH CHINESE FLAIR
From L to R: Belorussian soprano Irina Gordei, Chinese stage director Zhang Yimou and Hungarian conductor Janos Acs hold hands as they salute spectators at the end of Turando's opera by Giacomo Puccini at Stade de France stadium, in Saint Denis, near Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2005. (UPI Photo/Maya Vidon).
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