The opening ceremony of the 2014 commonwealth games made for an eye-catching event.
Here's a look at some of the best pictures of the night from Glasgow.
In a ceremony that focused on Scottish history, tradition and culture, local performers and actors put out a loud and bold show that bore subtle nuances to the ceremony organised by India in 2010.
Performers performing a dance routine at the opening ceremonyReuters
Local artists performing a Lochness monster actReuters
Grammy winner Rod Stewart performing liveReuters
Jets flying over the opening ceremony just before the queen's arrivalReuters
The Commonwealth flag being carried by atletesReuters
India's flag bearer Vijay Kumar leading the Indian contingentReuters
A woman walks a Scottish terrier with the name of a country printed on its vestReuters
The Canadian contingent participating in the athletes walkReuters
Fireworks closed out the ceremony in Glasgow.Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth opens the 2014 Commonwealth GamesReuters