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Some 7,000 athletes from 71 nations bid farewell to the New Delhi Games

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The Indian national flag is projected onto a balloon during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi.

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Schoolchildren perform during the Closing Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.

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Dancers perform during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi on Thursday.

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Scottish performers assemble a replica of Glasgow's Clyde Auditorium, familiarly known as 'The Armadillo', at the XIX Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Glasgow, Scotland's biggest city, will host the 2014 event.

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A lone piper performs at the flag handover ceremony during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India, Thursday. The Commonwealth Games 2014 will be held in Glasgow.

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Aritists from Scotland perform at the flag handover ceremony during the closing ceremony of the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

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Dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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Lights are projected skywards over an aerostat as artists perform during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India.

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Pyrotechnics go off marking the end of the Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi, India, Thursday.

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