Commonwealth Games 2018 opens with a glittering ceremony in Gold Coast

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Fireworks go off as a figure in the shape of a white whale is seen during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium. (AFP)

Fireworks go off as a figure in the shape of a white whale is seen during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium. (AFP)

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It’s a riot of colours during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium. (AFP)

It’s a riot of colours during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium. (AFP)

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, poses with Tau Estalla, a delegate from the Cook Islands, at a reception before the opening of the Commonwealth Games. (REUTERS)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, poses with Tau Estalla, a delegate from the Cook Islands, at a reception before the opening of the Commonwealth Games. (REUTERS)

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Delta Goodrem performs during the opening ceremony.y (REUTERS)

Delta Goodrem performs during the opening ceremony.y (REUTERS)

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Sally Pearson carries the baton during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

Sally Pearson carries the baton during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

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Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games. (PTI)

Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games. (PTI)

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Liz Ellis passes the baton to Brent Livermore during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

Liz Ellis passes the baton to Brent Livermore during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

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Former Australian athlete Susie O'Neill during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

Former Australian athlete Susie O'Neill during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

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Artists depicting aboriginals perform during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

Artists depicting aboriginals perform during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

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Fireworks get off during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium. (AFP)

Fireworks get off during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium. (AFP)

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The opening ceremony was a mix of culture and modern techniques. (AFP)

The opening ceremony was a mix of culture and modern techniques. (AFP)

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CGF flag is carried during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

CGF flag is carried during the opening ceremony. (REUTERS)

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Prince Charles declares the games open during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (AP)

Prince Charles declares the games open during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (AP)

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Australian athletes march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremon. (AP)

Australian athletes march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremon. (AP)

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