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Photo Galleries

The crew of the life boat Spirit of Guernsey with the Queen's Baton on the small Channel Island. Visit the Australian Photo Gallery or look back on the International Photo Gallery to see the amazing places the baton has visited. Jodie Henry with Karak and Freddo Frog at Luna Park Karak the Mascot has been a busy bird over the years leading up to the Games. Follow some of his adventures in Karak's Photo Gallery.
Melbourne 2006 Volunteers with Karak For our Volunteers, the journey of a lifetime will take place over the course of 14 months. View their journey in being a Volunteer. 100 Days to Go: Monette Russo For high-resolution pictures of key Games milestone, download Media Photos in the Media Centre.

Games Photo Galleries

Bollywood at the Bowl.

Festival Highlights

30 March 2006
Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Australia's biggest free cultural festival during the Games.
View the festival highlights gallery.
The M2006 Closing Ceremony

Incredible India

26 March 2006
India gives the world a sneak preview for what to expect in Delhi 2010
View the India Closing Ceremony gallery
The M2006 Closing Ceremony

Melbourne says Farewell

26 March 2006
The Melbourne 2006 Closing Ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
View the Closing Ceremony gallery
Karachi tram

Karachi comes to Melbourne

25 March 2006
The Karachi tram has been attracting attention with its bright colours and festive adornments as it makes it way through Melbourne's City Centre.
View the Karachi Tram gallery
M2006 opening ceremony

The Baton Arrives

15 March 2006
See the final stages of the Queen's Baton Relay as it makes its way up the Yarra River to enter the MCG.
View the travel of the Queen's Baton during the Opening Ceremony
M2006 opening ceremony

The Athletes March

15 March 2006
Watch the teams enter the MCG to join in the celebrations of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
View the nations entering the MCG
M2006 opening ceremony

The Great Event

15 March 2006
The spectacular performances of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
View the Opening Ceremony at the MCG
M2006 opening ceremony

Meet the Officials

15 March 2006
The dignitaries of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
View the dignitaries of the Opening Ceremony.
Jana Pittman, Matt Shirvington and Jodie Henry look for their names in the team's medal tracksuit.

Australian Team Games Wear

21 February 2006
The green and gold... and velour!... will be on show in Australia's Games sportswear.
View the team Games wear gallery.
Join a tour of the Athletes' Village.

Athletes' Village Tour

15 February 2006
Just weeks before the Commonwealth’s elite athletes move in, Melbourne 2006 staff have a tour of the top-class facility.
View the Athletes' Village.
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See you at Delhi 2010
Fireworks at the MCG at the closing of Melbourne 2006.
After eleven fun packed days, Melbourne 2006 is now over and all thoughts turn to the next Games - Delhi 2010. Nameste! See you in Delhi 2010! Swagatam!
Revisit the Incredible India Closing Ceremony gallery.

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Wear, swap, give and live to be part of the Commonwealth Games.
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