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March 15, 2006

Commonwealth Games 2006

Commonwealth Games 2006: Complete coverage

The 18th Commonwealth Games opened in a blaze of colour and royal pageantry at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

The Melbourne skyline erupted with fireworks as the city celebrated the groundbreaking Opening Ceremony.

Australia's second-largest city is hosting the largest event in Commonwealth Games' history.

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Photographs: Getty Images

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