Шоу механічних монстрів в Китаї

Цього року відзначається 50-річчя встановлення дипломатичних відносин між Францією та Китаєм. На честь цієї події французька компанія La Machine привезла в Пекін двох механічних монстрів - 20-метрового павука на ім'я Принцеса (La Princesse) і недавно виготовленого з дерева і сталі 46-тонного вогнедишного дракона Лонг Ма.
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1. French production company La Machine's latest creation, a massive mechanical puppet named "Long Ma" or Dragon Horse breathes steam while performs in front of the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China on October 19, 2014. The performance marked the climax of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic relations.




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2. People watch the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, on October 17, 2014.




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3. Performers rappel down to La Machine's mechanical spider, also known as La Princesse, during a show held in front of the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing on October 17, 2014. La Princesse measures 5.7m (19 ft) tall and 6m (20 ft) wide.




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4. Performers climb onto La Princesse during a show in Beijing on October 17, 2014.




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5. Tourists gather near Long Ma during its first show in Beijing on October 17, 2014.




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6. A mechanical horse-dragon made of wood and steel is presented to the public in Nantes, western France on August 26, 2014, before its trip to Beijing.




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7. La Princesse takes part in a show held in front of the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing on October 17, 2014.




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8. A Chinese boy reacts as he sits on his father's shoulders as Long Ma comes close and sprays water on October 18, 2014 in Beijing, China.




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9. La Princesse emits steam during the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium in Beijing on October 17, 2014.




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10. Chinese women take pictures of themselves with their mobile phones in front of Long Ma on October 18, 2014 in Beijing.




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11. Long Ma (right) meets La Princesse at a rehearsal in front of the Bird's Nest, in Beijing on October 10, 2014.




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12. People watch a mechanical installation named La Princesse in Beijing on October 17, 2014.




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13. A silhouette of Long Ma and its operators, as it makes way during the Long Ma performance in Beijing on October 17, 2014.




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14. La Princesse, during the Long Ma performance, on a hazy night in Beijing on October 19, 2014.




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15. Long Ma breathes fire in front of the Bird's Nest on a hazy night in Beijing on October 19, 2014.




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16. People gather behind the barricade to watch the French production company La Machine's latest creations perform in front of the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing on October 19, 2014.




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17. An operator works the feet of a mechanical installation named Long Ma in Beijing on October 19, 2014.




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18. Long Ma breathes water vapor over a crowd in front of Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium on October 19, 2014.




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19. Long Ma spews fire onto a ring of fire in Beijing on October 19, 2014.




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20. Spectators react as they watch Long Ma breathe fire on October 19, 2014.




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21. Long Ma goes through rehearsals before performing in front of the Bird's Nest Stadium on October 16, 2014.




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22. La Princesse appears during a performance on October 19, 2014.




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23. People take photos of the French production company La Machine's latest creation, Long Ma, in Beijing, on October 19, 2014.




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24. Long Ma faces off with La Princesse in front of the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing on October 19, 2014.




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25. Chinese police officers guard Long Ma prior to a performance by La Machine at the National Stadium in Beijing on October 18, 2014.