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Commonwealth Games 2018 Opening Ceremony: PV Sindhu leads India at a glittery celebration of Australian culture

PV Sindhu led India in the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

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India's flag bearer P.V. Sindhu leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Commonwealth Games 2018 opening ceremony started with a history of the earth in the middle of the stadium. It then moved on to a depiction of Australia's indigenous culture. (Source: AP

Indian contingent comprising 227 athletes during the opening ceremony. (Source: AP)

A moment of pride for the country as PV Sindhu walks in with India's flag. (Source: AP)

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Team India during the opening ceremony. (Source: Reuters)

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Athletes of India attend the opening ceremony. (Source: Reuters)

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Team India march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Source: AP)

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A total of 227 athletes will represent India at the Commonwealth Games. Not all of them, however, were present at the opening ceremony. (Source: AP)

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The Commonwealth Games 2018 opening ceremony started with a history of the earth in the middle of the stadium. (Source: Reuters)

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Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the opening ceremony accompanied by President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Louise Martin, CBE and the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games organising committee, Peter Beattie. (Source: Reuters)

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The opening ceremony has a strong indigenous theme where members of professional troupe Bangarra, around 400 lifesavers and nippers, a 500-piece didgeridoo orchestra and aboriginal dancers featured. (Source: Reuters)

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Dancers perform at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. (Source: AP)

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A message is projected on the infield during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium. (Source: AP)

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Dazzling light effects and beautiful performances made up for mesmerising scenes at the Carrara Stadium. (Source: Reuters)

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Artists perform during the opening ceremony. (Source: Reuters)

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"Welcome to the oldest living culture on Earth," is how the CWG 2018 opening ceremony started. (Source: Reuters)

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Australia celebrated its culture during the opening ceremony performance on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters)