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Commonwealth Games 2018: Opening Ceremony

India | Associated Press | April 4, 2018, 7:33 pm
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 Fireworks explode over Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team members of Trinidad and tobago march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team members of Trinidad and tobago march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Flames burst from tinder held by an Aboriginal man during a traditional smoking ceremony during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

Flames burst from tinder held by an Aboriginal man during a traditional smoking ceremony during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

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 Performers pretend to be on a rollercoaster during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

Performers pretend to be on a rollercoaster during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks bust over Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

Fireworks bust over Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

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 An Aboriginal man carries a spear during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

An Aboriginal man carries a spear during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode at Carrara Stadium as dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode at Carrara Stadium as dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 An Aboriginal man holds a cradle with a fire for a traditional smoking ceremony during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

An Aboriginal man holds a cradle with a fire for a traditional smoking ceremony during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. (Image: AP)

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 Australian singer Deltra Goodrem performs at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Australian singer Deltra Goodrem performs at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's flag bearer PV Sindhu leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's flag bearer PV Sindhu leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Pakistan is lead by flag bearer Usman at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Pakistan is lead by flag bearer Usman at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Kenya is lead by flag bearer Elijah Manangoia into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Kenya is lead by flag bearer Elijah Manangoia into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Malaysia is lead by flagbearer Muhammad Hakimi Ismail at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Malaysia is lead by flagbearer Muhammad Hakimi Ismail at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 South Africa's flag bearer Caster Semenya leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

South Africa's flag bearer Caster Semenya leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Wales flag bearer Jazz Carlin leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Wales flag bearer Jazz Carlin leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Aboriginal elder Ted Williams delivers the

Aboriginal elder Ted Williams delivers the "welcome to country" during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 The England team march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

The England team march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Barbados is lead by flag bearer Meagan Best at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Barbados is lead by flag bearer Meagan Best at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Canada flag bearer Meaghan Benfeito leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Canada flag bearer Meaghan Benfeito leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 Canada flag bearer Meaghan Benfeito leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Canada flag bearer Meaghan Benfeito leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 South Africa's flag bearer Caster Semenya leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

South Africa's flag bearer Caster Semenya leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Bangladesh is lead by flag bearer Abdullah Hel Baki at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Bangladesh is lead by flag bearer Abdullah Hel Baki at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 English athletes march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

English athletes march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Canada flag bearer Meaghan Benfeito leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Canada flag bearer Meaghan Benfeito leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Aboriginal Elder Patricia O'Connor as they arrive during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Aboriginal Elder Patricia O'Connor as they arrive during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Lesotho flag bearer Elijah Manangoi leads his team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Lesotho flag bearer Elijah Manangoi leads his team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 Team Sri Lanka is lead by flagbearer Chinthana Vidanage at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Sri Lanka is lead by flagbearer Chinthana Vidanage at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Singapore is lead by flag bearer Teo Shun Zie at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Singapore is lead by flag bearer Teo Shun Zie at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Malaysia is lead by flagbearer Muhammad Hakimi Ismail at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Malaysia is lead by flagbearer Muhammad Hakimi Ismail at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 New Zealand flag bearer Sophie Pascoe leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

New Zealand flag bearer Sophie Pascoe leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Aboriginal Elder Patricia O'Connor as they arrive during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Aboriginal Elder Patricia O'Connor as they arrive during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Cyprus flag bearer George Achilleos leads his team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Cyprus flag bearer George Achilleos leads his team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's flag bearer PV Sindhu leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's flag bearer PV Sindhu leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Scotland flag bearer Eilidh Doyle leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Scotland flag bearer Eilidh Doyle leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Wales flag bearer Jazz Carlin leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Wales flag bearer Jazz Carlin leads her team into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 The Scottish team march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

The Scottish team march into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Team Kenya is lead by flag bearer Elijah Manangoi at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Team Kenya is lead by flag bearer Elijah Manangoi at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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