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Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:55
Commonwealth Games open in colourful, moving ceremony
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Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park yesterday after a moving and colourful ceremony in front of a 40,000 capacity crowd.


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.


The Queen called on those present to "unite" in difficult times as a minute's silence was held for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight disaster.


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