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Queen Elizabeth Opens Expo '88 in Australia

May 01, 1988|Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday opened World Expo '88, one of the highlights of yearlong celebrations to mark 200 years since Europeans settled in Australia.

The $460-million Expo '88, with its theme of "Leisure in the Age of Technology," has attracted exhibits from 36 countries. It will be open until Oct. 30 and is expected to attract 7.8 million visitors. The last World Expo staged in Australia was 100 years ago.

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