07/15/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New Chinese Yuan Loses Mao, Gains Olympics Stadium (PHOTOS)

The Olympics in Beijing this summer involve a lot of drastic, last-minute facelifting for China, from smog cleanup to unusual Chinese algae collection, but the latest face involved belongs to none other than communist leader Mao Zedong and the 10 yuan note.

The currency displays Mao for now, but six million new 10 yuan bills will be released to commemorate the Olympics, sans chairman. In his place will be an image of Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium.

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