The 61st Paris Fair (Faire de Paris) opened in the exhibition area near the Ports de Versailles on Saturday.
GV PAN DOWN EXT Fair site
LV PAN EXT Chinese People's Republic pavilion
GV & CU Visitors and posters in Chinese pavilion (2 shots)
TRACK SHOT Pottery and figurines in cabinet
LV & CU Pakistan stand with sports goods on display
SV Vietnam stand
LV & CU Upper Volta stand and traditional fabrics on show (2 shots)
LV Mauritania stand
GV Madagascar stand
SV & CU People in Madagascar stand inspect exhibits (2 shots)
SV PAN FROM African basketwork to people looking around
LV Officials by Zaire stand
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Background: The 61st Paris Fair (Faire de Paris) opened in the exhibition area near the Ports de Versailles on Saturday. African and Asian countries figure prominently among the 38 nations participating in the Foreign Nations Exhibition, one of the highlights of the fair.
The Chinese People's Republic is making a big impression this year, with a wide-ranging exhibition covering five thousand square metres, second only to the nine thousand occupied by East Germany, the biggest foreign exhibitor.
Large and small, the participating nations find the Paris Fair a valuable market place for their products, and increasingly, for claiming a share of the booming tourist industry.