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In pictures: Rolling Stones tour
The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger at Fenway Park in Boston
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The Rolling Stones kicked off their latest world stadium tour in front of 36,000 fans at Boston's Fenway Park. "A good thing never ends," singer Sir Mick Jagger told the crowd.
The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards at Fenway Park in Boston
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The show was the first of 50 dates in the US and Canada. The band will then move on to Mexico, South America and the Far East before reaching Europe next summer.
The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood at Fenway Park in Boston
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They belted out 22 tracks - from classics such as Satisfaction and Brown Sugar to songs from their new album, A Bigger Bang.
The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts at Fenway Park in Boston
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The combined age of the four band members is 245 - but they proved they have no intention of slowing down.
The Rolling Stones at Fenway Park in Boston
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The show at the famous baseball stadium required 70 trucks to haul the band's set-up from Toronto, where they had been rehearsing.
Fans outside The Rolling Stones concert at Fenway Park in Boston
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Tickets for the tour cost up to $400 (220) at some venues. The group will return to Boston in January as part of a string of additional shows that have just been announced.

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