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Friday, 13 July, 2001, 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK
In pictures: Beijing wins 2008 Olympics
The announcement that it had won the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games was greeted with jubilation in China.

Many Chinese still remember the disappointment of eight years ago when it lost the bid narrowly to Sydney.

Chinese students celebrate at Beijing┐s Millennium Monument
Chinese students celebrate at Beijing's Millennium Monument after hearing the news

Members of the Beijing delegation celebrate as IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch announced that China will host the 2008 Olympics
...a joy shared by their delegation in Moscow

Celebrating Chinese men wave flags in Beijing
Fireworks explode and flags are hoisted in Beijing

Journalists gather around Beijing's Mayor Lui Qi
... and the city's elated mayor is inundated with requests for interviews

IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch congratulates Chinese IOC member He Zhenliang
IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, left, congratulates Chinese IOC member He Zhenliang after making the announcement

Supporters of Taiwan's pro-China New Party break celebrate after watching the announcement on a live television broadcast
In Taiwan, China supporters break out the champagne

Canadian Olympian Marnie McBean, weeps after hearing that Toronto will not host the event
But Canadian Olympian Marnie McBean is heartbroken by the news of Toronto's failure to win the bid
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