The Shanghai World Expo 2010 has a showcase of buildings designed by a variety of architects around the world, on display until October 31, 2010. You can think of it as an Olympics with architecture instead of athletes. Here is a sampling of the amazing pavilions.

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United Kingdom, Thomas Heatherwick

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Australia, Wood Marsh and Think!OTS

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Austria, SPAN & ZEYTINOGLU

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China, He Jingtang

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Denmark, BIG, ARUP and 2+1

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Germany and China, Markus Heinsdorff

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Israel, Haim Z. Dotan

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Japan, Yutaka Hikosaka

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Republic of Korea, Mass Studies

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Luxembourg, Francois Valentiny

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Nepal, Nepal Implementing Experts Group (IEG)

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Netherlands, John Kormeling

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Poland, Wojciech Kakowski, Marcin Mostafa and Natalia Paszkowska

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Saudi Arabia, Collaboration between Chinese and Saudi Arabian architects

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Serbia, Natalija Miodragovic and Darko Kovacev

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Spain, Benedetta Tagliabue

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Sweden, SWECO

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Switzerland, Buchner Bründler Architects and Element GmbH

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Taiwan, Lee Chu-yuan

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Turkey

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United Arab Emirates, Foster + Partners

[via ArchDaily]

Photos by AFP and Chaz Hutton.