You don't have to be beautiful - but it helps: The ongoing Miss Expo pageant, possibly the first of its kind at a World Expo, has attracted more than 50 contestants from over 40 pavilions. But the event is not without controversy. Photo by Gao Erqiang / China Daily
The Pyongyang Art Troupe of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea performs at the Expo. The troupe's show was warmly received by the audience. Lin Yiguang / Xinhua
Using no words, performers entertain visitors to the Luxembourg Pavilion by shaking hands and hugging them. Yong Kai / for China Daily
A visitor learns how to make a fruit cake during a demonstration at the Israel Pavilion. The pavilion held a cooking show, hosted by Gil Hovav, a famous Israeli food writer and TV presenter, in celebration of the Jewish New Year. Provided to China Daily
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