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Photo Galleries Thursday, 25 July, 2002, 19:09 GMT 20:09 UK
Manchester's magic moment

Sir Steve Redgrave starts the Commonwealth Games
Olympic hero Sir Steve Redgrave starts the opening ceremony by banging a drum

The City of Manchester stadium will be Man City's new ground
The Red Arrows fly high above the stadium

Fireworks and lazers are used to light the sadium
The stadium is ablaze with colour as teams from the 72 competing nations come out

Team Australia recieve a warm welcome in Manchester
Weightlifter Damian Brown carries the flag as the Australian team come out

Darren Campbell leads the England team out
Sprinter Darren Campbell holds the St George's cross as England's team come out to a warm reception

The Jubilee Baton flysinto the stadium
The Jubilee Baton flys into the stadium at the end of its 60,000-mile trek around the Commonwealth

England football captain David Beckham and Kirsty Howard hand the Jubilee Baton to the Queen
David Beckham and Kirsty Howard hand the Jubilee Baton to the Queen
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