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Commonwealth Games open in colourful, moving ceremony

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Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday after a moving and colourful ceremony in front of a 40,000 capacity crowd. 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II declares the games officially open during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014

The Games will feature 17 sports across 11 days of competition with more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations competing, making the event the biggest Scotland has ever hosted.

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