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Part of the closed and dilapidated New York State Pavilion is shown during festivities marking the anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair, which opened in Flushing Meadows Corona Park 50 years ago, on April 22, 2014 in New York City. Hundreds of World's Fair buffs, tourists and the curious waited in line for hours to tour the grounds of the landmark pavilion. World's Fairs, which began in Europe in the 19th century, look to celebrate technological advancement and cultural exchanges among other ideas. The 1964 World's Fairs had the motto "Peace Through Understanding" and drew more than 51 million people.
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