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Mexican dancers perform at the Omnilife Stadium during the opening ceremony of the XVI Pan-American Games Guadalajara 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 14, 2011.
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A view of the Omnilife Stadium at the start of the opening ceremony of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara Oct. 14, 2011. The Games run through October 30
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Omnilife stadium lights up during the opening ceremonies for the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
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Fireworks explode over the Omnilife Stadium during the Pan American Games opening ceremony in Guadalajara, Mexico, Friday, Oct.14, 2011.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The sound of Mexico's famous mariachis filled the air Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pan American Games, signaling the start of the 2½-week competition — Mexico's biggest day on the international sports stage since the 1986 World Cup.
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