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China After the Olympics
In this picture taken, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, tourists pass by memorabilia on sale near the iconic Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China. The National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird’s Nest because of its lattice design, has become a key Beijing landmark and a favored backdrop for visitors' snapshots. But few tourists are willing to pay more than $8 to tour the facility as enthusiasm for the 2008 Games fades, and the venue has struggled to fill its space with events. Beijing, which spent more than $2 billion to build 31 venues for the 2008 Summer Games, is reaping some income and tourism benefits from two flagship venues, though many sites need government subsidies to meet hefty operation and maintenance costs. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)