Pictured is the pavilion for Yunnan province, constructed in a traditional decorative style. This is the province where photographer Noor M. R. Beckwith '11 has spent his summer studying Mandarin and medicine. The other floors of the China Pavilion are accessible by reservation only.
Located on the first floor of the Chinese Pavilion are mini-pavilions for each province of China. Inside are models, images, movies, and music showcasing aspects of provincial pride and accomplishment in the arts, sciences, industry, and history. Pictured are the pavilions for Gansu and Tibet.
The United States decided to join the Expo very late, so its pavilion is generally not considered to be very impressive. Among other things, it features an American diner—set up by KFC and Pizza Hut, two popular chains in Shanghai—and videos of President Obama and Hillary Clinton talking about what it means to be American. Here a woman watches an introductory video as she waits in line to enter.
Fans wave a banner that pays tribute to Argentinian soccer hero Diego Maradona while the Argentinian national team plays against Greece on June 22nd at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa. Argentina ended the night victorious over Greece and made it into the top eight during the 2010 World Cup before falling to Germany.
A Mexican fan reminds the French team of "The hand of Henry" which refers to a handball by Theirry Henry in 2009 that was missed by the referee. With this handball, Henry scored the goal that led to his team's aggregate victory during their two-game playoff against Ireland, and accordingly qualified France to the 2010 World Cup. (CORRECTION: An earlier version of this caption incorrectly identified the individual in the picture as a “French fan” cheering for his national team.)