Photos: Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony

Photos: The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park in Glasgow

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By Sportsbeat

Wednesday evening’s opening ceremony marked the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games as Glasgow plays host to 11 days of competition across 17 sports.

Around 4,100 athletes from 71 Nations will march into Celtic Park as Scotland welcomes the Games for the third time in its history after Edinburgh hosted the event in 1970 and 1986.

In total, 163 Team GB Olympians will be taking part across 14 Olympic sports for their respective Home Nations – from Mo Farah looking to repeat his 5km and 10km gold double from London 2012 to Sir Bradley Wiggins returning to the track for the first time since Beijing 2008.

Here are some of the best pictures from the opening ceremony at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

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