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    Posted on Jul 24, 2014

    The 28 Most Important Pictures From The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

    Move over London 2012...

    1. John Barrowman's entrance involved a giant kilt.

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    3. He crowdsurfed a purple rug.

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    5. The Loch Ness monster reared its head.

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    6. There were lots of tender kisses.

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    7. Susan Boyle joined Sophie Martin and Christopher Harrison of the Scottish Ballet on stage.

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    8. The Queen popped by.

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    9. So much colour.

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    10. Rod Stewart gave it a good go.

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    12. The parade of competing Commonwealth nations was dazzling.

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    14. Scottie dogs were an important component. Some walked proudly ahead, while others asked to be carried.

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    19. Alex Salmond looked on proudly.

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    22. The ceremony got a thumbs up from Ed Miliband.

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    24. The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall found time to put on a bit of lippy.

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    Max Mumby/Indigo / Getty

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    26. Prince Philip had a good look through his binoculars and Prince Charles was most amused.

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    28. Although it looks like it was a long day for David Cameron and Prince Charles.

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    REX USA/Robert Perry / Rex

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