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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics concluded on Sunday, ending one of the most complicated and controversial summer-winter cycles in the history of the Games.

Celebrated film director Zhang Yimou orchestrated another visually dazzling spectacle for the closing ceremony in Beijing’s National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, returning with thousands of volunteers and special effects seen in an opening ceremony that drew criticism from the U.S. for its political overtones.

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