Expo opens in South Korea with robots, ocean theme

Expo 2012 has opened in South Korea's coastal city of Yeosu for a three-month run.

Organizers say the fair, which kicked off Saturday, has the largest number of robots in the history of expos. Attractions include a robot fish that explores underwater resources in an environment-friendly way.

Organizers say about 33,000 tickets were sold for the opening day. More than 100 countries are participating in the expo to display their technology, culture and products.

Yeosu is a port city 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Seoul. It has built a gigantic structure in the water to display colorful hologram images and promote the expo.

The Big O, a water screen that is a landmark of the Expo 2012, is seen during a media day of the expo, in Yeosu, South Korea, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The expo will open for three months on May 12 under the theme of The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT Enlargephoto

The Big O, a water screen that is a landmark of the Expo 2012, is seen during a media day of the expo, in Yeosu, South Korea, Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The expo will open for three months on May 12 under the theme of "The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities." (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUT