After weeks of chaos and billions of dollars, India launches the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Read the full story here.
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Drummers perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 3, 2010 in Delhi, India.
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Indian athletes wave during the opening ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games. India's Commonwealth Games, plagued by months of chaos and embarrassing blunders, confidently threw off its troubles in a glittering opening ceremony. Prince Charles officially declared open the 11-day event which features 7,000 athletes from 71 nations competing in 17 sports. A crowd of 60,000 packed into a steamy Jawharlal Nehru Stadium to soak up the showpiece ceremony which was aimed at celebrating India's 8,000 years of history as well as its recent, headlong rush towards commercial power.
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Entertainers perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
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An Indian family watches a TV showing the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games at home in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.