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The Guy That Holds The Flags of the World

Exactly five years ago, August 8, 2008 at 8:08 pm, the 2008 Summer Beijing Olympic Games opened in a lavish ceremonies that held our collective breath into admiration of a country that’s becoming an economic powerhouse. I can still recall the craziness of the whole duration (two weeks) of the Olympic Games—from insane, loud sports fan to a super crowded subways to foolish ticket scalpers to gray days in the city. It was an exciting, memorable summer of my life. I went to 6 Olympic events—including the day when Usain Bolt ran like a lightning bolt (pun intended) and earned him a gold medal. And of course, the semi-finals of the men’s swimming category. Remember Michael Phelps?

This guy below is an acupuncturist who literally attached small flags on real needles and pierced them on his head scalp. Scary sight but he seemed to enjoy the attention. Imagine 204 flags of participating countries (Brunei didn’t participate) or needles pricked on head is no easy feat.

If Atlas holds the world, this is the guy that holds the flags of the world.

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2008 Beijing Olympic Games - The Man that holds the Flags of the World.

2008 Beijing Olympic Games – The Man that holds the Flags of the World.

2008 Beijing Olympic Games - The Man that holds the Flags of the World.

2008 Beijing Olympic Games – The Man that holds the Flags of the World.

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