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World Expos: USA Pavilion Draws Half Million Visitors in 15 Days

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 The USA Pavilion at Expo Shanghai 2010 welcomed its 500, 000th visitor today, only 15 days after it opened on May 1.

In a recent poll, the USA Pavilion was named one of the most anticipated Pavilions at Expo 2010. The USA Pavilion is expected to accommodate an estimated 35, 000 visitors per day, or approximately six million guests over the six-month duration of Expo.

“I am amazed by what we were able to achieve in such a short time, ” said U.S. Commissioner General, José H. Villarreal. “We are proud to have hosted 500, 000 visitors from across China and around the world during the past couple of weeks. We appreciate the positive feedback from our visitors. We will continue to welcome all of our guests with warm American hospitality.”

In addition to a series of multi-dimensional, content-rich, hi-tech presentations, the USA Pavilion also features a wide range of performances including jazz, pop, hip-hop, ska and classical music. The most up-to-date events calendar is easily accessible on the News & Events section of the USA Pavilion’s official Website: www.usapavilion2010.com.

At over 60, 000 square feet (6, 000 square meters), the USA Pavilion is one of the largest national pavilions at the Expo. With the theme of “Rising to the Challenge”, the United States presence will showcase American culture, values, innovation and business in one of China’s most dynamic cities, while celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the United States, China and the rest of the world.

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