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In pictures: Commonwealth gold

First Minister Alex Salmond (left) and Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell (right) celebrate as the Scottish bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games is chosen

First Minister Alex Salmond (left) and Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell (right) celebrate as the Scottish bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games is chosen

The Commonwealth Games decision was watched by hundreds of schoolchildren in Glasgow's Kelvin Hall

The Commonwealth Games decision was watched by hundreds of schoolchildren in Glasgow's Kelvin Hall

The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow's Merchant City erupted with excitement at the result

The Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow's Merchant City erupted with excitement at the result

The crowd at the Old Fruitmarket celebrate the announcement

Youngsters in the crowd at the Old Fruitmarket celebrated the announcement

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gets a hug from TV presenter Dougie Donnelly

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gets a hug from TV presenter Dougie Donnelly

Alex Salmond hugs Glasgow bid team member Louise Martin after the decision in Sri Lanka.

Alex Salmond hugs Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland chair Louise Martin after the decision in Sri Lanka.

Nigerian vice president Goodluck Jonathan (left) and chair of the Abuja 2014 games bid Yakubu Gowan (second left) clap after Glasgow's win.

Nigerian vice president Goodluck Jonathan (left) and chair of the Abuja 2014 games bid Yakubu Gowan (second left) clap after Glasgow's win.

Athlete Lee McConnell celebrates with the Glasgow bid team in Sri Lanka

Athlete Lee McConnell celebrates with the Glasgow bid team in Sri Lanka

Road sign

Gordon McDermid of Maryhill sent in a picture of a Glasgow road sign displaying the good news soon after the announcement was made

Alex Salmond signs the contract to host the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow  in 2014

Alex Salmond signs the contract to host the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014





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