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Shanghai Expo receives over 8 million visitors in first month

SHANGHAI, May 31 (Xinhua) -- More than 8 million people visited the Shanghai World Expo in the month since it opened, official Expo statistics showed Monday.

By 4 p.m. Monday, more than 304,800 paying visitors had entered the park since it opened Monday morning, taking the total number of paying visitors during the expo's first month of operations to 8.01 million.

The biggest number of visitors was on May 29, when about 503,600 people toured the park.

The Expo attracted 200,000 visitors on its opening day, May 1.

Expo organizers expect about 70 million people to visit the event during its six months of operations, or about 380,000 visitors per day.

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