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Opening the Olympic Ceremony with a bow to ancient Chinese tradition, 2,008 Drummers
on the traditional Fou drums.
A gorgeous photo of the drummers
, with other photos of the opening ceremonies.
More about the fou's role
in the ceremony.
The fou dates from the Xia Dynasty
- the first of the ancient Chinese dynasties ca. 2100 BC–1600 BC