New Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010

Pictures Gallery for the Commonwealth Games 2010
A member of the Bhiwani Boxing Club practices inside a stadium in Bhiwani in the northern Indian state of Haryana September 9, 2010. The club consists of more than 150 members, out of which three have been selected to compete in the 2010 Commonwealth Games that will be held in New Delhi.
An unidentified girl runs with the Queen’s baton with the Taj Mahal in the background, during the baton rally for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Agra, India on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. The baton, which contains a message to the athletes from the queen in her role as head of the Commonwealth, will cover more than 190,000 kilometers (117,990 miles) in 340 days before it reaches the Indian capital in time for the Oct. 3, 2010, opening ceremony.
 
An inside view of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the newly-installed aerostat, a large helium balloon designed to lift equipment and lights and to serve as a central projection screen, in New Delhi on September 15, 2010.
 A security officer is seen in a guard tower amidst billowing smoke from anti-mosquito fumigation at the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village New Delhi
An Indian mahout rides on his elephant past the Commonwealth Games Village in New Delhi on October 1, 2010.
A security guard stands guard outside the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the main venue of the Commonwealth Games early in the morning in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. With athletes trickling into New Delhi on Saturday and cleaning crews rushing to scour their rooms, the Commonwealth Games chief said India was working hard to ensure it is prepared to host the beleaguered sporting event scheduled to start Oct. 3, though much remains to be done.
 A swimmer takes part in a training session at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex ahead of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 1, 2010 in Delhi, India.
 A competitor dives during training at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex ahead of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 1, 2010 in Delhi, India.
 A diver prepares to make a practice dive at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex on October 1, 2010 in Delhi
 The sun rises over the historic India Gate as Indians jog in the early morning in New Delhi on October 1, 2010.
 A worker cleans the window of a room meant for athletes at the Commonwealth Games village, in New Delhi, India on Sept. 16, 2010 – the Akshardham temple in the background.
 The Athlete’s Village for the Commonwealth Games is seen behind the Akshardham temple, in New Delhi
 A crane lifts debris from a pedestrian bridge that collapsed on Tuesday September 21st outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue for the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi, India. Top Indian officials dismissed international anger over the pedestrian bridge collapse and the revelation that sports officials arrived to find filth in the athlete’s village, news reports said Tuesday. The statements come as some athletes announced they would not attend the Commonwealth Games, and international sports officials warned their countries may be forced to withdraw amid a frenzy of last-minute preparations.
 Indian workers paste a rainbow sticker on a footbridge that had earlier collapsed, as Indian army trucks unload construction material to build the footbridge in New Delhi
 New Zealand’s cycling team take part in a training session at the Indragandhi Sports Complex which holds the cycling, gymnastics and the wrestling events ahead of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 1, 2010 in Delhi
 Indian schoolgirls wait to perform during the welcome ceremony at the Commonwealth Games Village in New Delhi on October 1, 2010
 Civic workers fog for mosquitoes at the athletes’ village for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
An Indian worker welds a gate, as the sun sets, near the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
Nagaland police personnel stand guard near the Commonwealth Games headquarters in New Delhi
 Workers are seen through security razor-wire as they stand on top of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, preparing for for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
A migrant woman washes clothes behind a Commonwealth Games banner in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. While poverty remains one of India’s most intractable and enduring problems, officials have tried to ensure it is not what games visitors remember. Many of this city’s beggars have been arrested or forced from the streets, migrants have been rousted, and thousands of homes have been hidden from sight.
 Indian slum dweller Amit Kumar stands on the spot where his hut was demolished in New Delhi on September 27, 2010. Before the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games, authorities are trying to hide the miseries of New Delhi – homeless, beggars, families sleeping in the street – to transform the capital of 18 million inhabitants to a “world class city” by razing slums or putting up hoardings to hide them from visitors’ view.
A civic worker sprays pesticide to eliminate mosquito larvae to check the spread of malaria and dengue fever near the Commonwealth Games village, in New Delhi
 Children search for their belongings among the debris of demolished shanties in Gurgaon, in the northern Indian state of Haryana, September 30, 2010. The shanties were demolished by municipal workers near the Commonwealth Games shooting range.
Indian laborers work in front of the Lawn Bowls venue at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
A laborer, his face spattered with paint, rests in front of the Commonwealth Games athletes village in New Delhi September 26, 2010.
 A supervisor stands next to an Indian laborer painting markers onto a roadside curb in New Delhi
 A worker arranges figures of the mascot of the Commonwealth Games before packing them in a factory at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab
An Indian police officer stands guard outside the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Swimming Stadium, the swimming venue of the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi
A man rides a bicycle past a billboard spray-painted with graffiti in protest against the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
Council of Delhi workers sweep the streets in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on September 29, 2010 in New Delhi, India. Workers all across Delhi are scrambling to complete last minute preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
An auto rickshaw driver smiles as he looks in his rear view mirror on September 28, 2010 in New Delhi
A stray dog runs inside the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi on September 29, 2010.
A man performs Mallakhamb (gymnast’s pole) during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai September 13, 2010. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and it can be traced back to the 12th century. For centuries, the sport has been dormant but is now regaining popularity in the country. The group will perform during the opening and closing ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, according to their coach.
Australian hockey player Glenn Turner (right) shoots on goal as England’s Richard Smith attempts to block the shot during a practice match as they  prepare for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, on October 1, 2010.
A view of the netball court at the Thyagaraj Stadium during a media visit in New Delhi on September 15, 2010.
Athletes practice as a thick white cloud from fumigation floats above the field at the Commonwealth Games village, in New Delhi
Team members from Cook Islands applaud during a flag hoisting ceremony at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi
An Indian woman watches as the Queen’s Baton relay arrives at the historic Vijay Chowk of Lutyen’s Delhi in New Delhi on October 1, 2010.
An Indian laborer bathes in the street next to a temporary camp for migrant workers in New Delhi
Indian students dressed in folk costumes wait to perform in a welcoming ceremony for athletes at the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village in New Delhi
Laborers work on a giant puppet inside New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as part of preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games
 A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is seen at dusk in New Delhi
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