Twenty-five countries participated in the Eighth International Pacific Fair, which opened in Peru's capital, Lima, on November 18th.
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SV sigh-seers passing Spanish Pavilion
SV Cuban Pavilion
GV Brazilian pavilion
SV Sight seers passing Hungarian Pavilion
GV Italian Pavilion
GV Crowds entering West German Pavilion
GV Glass dome and INT PAN over coloured panels
SV People looking at photographs of African children starvation condition
SV ZOOM OUT People looking at mechanical digger (2 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT giant scoop being demonstrated
SV Soviet and Peruvian flags
GV PAN from USSR Pavilion to Soviet helicopter
GV ZOOM OUT Indian Pavilion
GV Girl dancing to rhythm of type-writers as crowd watches (5 shots)
GV People at fair
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Background: Twenty-five countries participated in the Eighth International Pacific Fair, which opened in Peru's capital, Lima, on November 18th. The emphasis was on heavy industrial equipment; virtually no consumer goods were exhibited.
An estimated 800,000 people crowded the fair, despite the absence of "luxury goods" by official order. Due to an effort by government departments and the National Bank to reduce the red tape usually connected with foreign purchases and importation, nearly everything exhibited at the fair was sold.
Fair organisers claimed that about 20 million dollars (GBP 8.3 million sterling) worth of goods had been sold, chiefly machines that had been exhibited in the pavilions of various countries. Most of the Western nations had pavilions, as well as the South and Central American countries. Japan, India, Soviet Union and several other Eastern countries also participated.