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Concerned about the possibility of rain showers during the opening ceremonies at the open-air stadium, Chinese officials say they have meteorologists in place who have trained for such a possibility by practicing "rain-mitigation" techniques at special events throughout the year with several successes.
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( Ng Han Guan / Associated Press )

Concerned about the possibility of rain showers during the opening ceremonies at the open-air stadium, Chinese officials say they have meteorologists in place who have trained for such a possibility by practicing "rain-mitigation" techniques at special events throughout the year with several successes.

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