CHOGM 2013 Opening Ceremony

This is the third time I have been privileged to attend an Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.  As well as the formal speeches, and parading of heads of state, these occasions provide a fascinating opportunity to see how a country wishes to present itself, and I hope that the images below capture something of the essence of the opening ceremony just held in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankans certainly put on a beautiful pageant, and there were thousands of young dancers lining the streets – they must have been exhausted by the time the ceremony was over!

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  1. Brian Garbutt


    Thanks for sending the CHOGM 2013 ‘Opening Ceremony’, the images came out well, hope you have success at the conference & get the opportunity to link up with members of the Australian delegation, there was substantial & positive coverage in the Australian media on the CHOGM conference.

    All the best,


    Brian Garbutt.

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