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Last Updated: Monday October 04 2010 06:57 GMT

PICTURES: Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

About 60,000 people packed the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on Sunday to watch the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

About 60,000 people packed the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on Sunday to watch the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Fireworks light up the sky. Check out the massive balloon - its meant to be the largest of its kind anywhere in the world!

Fireworks light up the sky. Check out the massive balloon - its meant to be the largest of its kind anywhere in the world!

All the flagbearers from all 71 Commonwealth countries get ready to lead out their teams.

All the flagbearers from all 71 Commonwealth countries get ready to lead out their teams.

As hosts of the last games in Melbourne in 2006, the Australian team are out first.

As hosts of the last games in Melbourne in 2006, the Australian team are out first.

All the athletes take it in turns to walk around the stadium. England athletes' are led by flagbearer Nathan Robertson.

All the athletes take it in turns to walk around the stadium. England athletes' are led by flagbearer Nathan Robertson.

The loudest cheer from the crowd is for the host nation, India. Their Commonwealth Athletes are led out by flagbearer Abhinav Bindra.

The loudest cheer from the crowd is for the host nation, India. Their Commonwealth Athletes are led out by flagbearer Abhinav Bindra.

Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar carries the Queens Baton into the stadium. Its travelled 112,000 miles between all 71 Commonwealth nations since it left Buckingham Palace in 2009.

Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar carries the Queens Baton into the stadium. Its travelled 112,000 miles between all 71 Commonwealth nations since it left Buckingham Palace in 2009.

As the representative of the Queen, who is the head of the Commonwealth, Prince Charles puts in place the Queen's Baton and declares the Games officially open.

As the representative of the Queen, who is the head of the Commonwealth, Prince Charles puts in place the Queen's Baton and declares the Games officially open.

The opening ceremony lasted more than three hours! Loads of kids were involved, forming the national flag of India in the middle of the stadium.

The opening ceremony lasted more than three hours! Loads of kids were involved, forming the national flag of India in the middle of the stadium.

Floats formed part of the procession - representing Indian folk life. Organisers will be hoping the successful Opening Ceremony will mark the start of a great Commonwealth Games.

Floats formed part of the procession - representing Indian folk life. Organisers will be hoping the successful Opening Ceremony will mark the start of a great Commonwealth Games.