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Performers set off fireworks, danced and inflated a large Loch Ness monster during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park.
The Queen is shortly due to officially open Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station tweeted a night image of rockets flying between Gaza and Israel, this evening.
Astronaut Alexander Gerst said it was his "saddest photo yet."
The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games is currently underway with performances by singers Rod Stewart, John Barrowman and Amy Macdonald.
Celebrities have been spotted at Glasgow's opening Ceremony for the 20th Commonwealth Games.
Singer and performer John Barrowman kicked off proceedings earlier this evening.
The Palestinian president has told US Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel's offensive in Gaza is a "war without justification".
Speaking after meeting Kerry in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas accused the Israelis of forging "a war against the Palestinian people".
Mr Kerry said the US would continue to push for a ceasefire in the conflict that has killed at least 687 Palestinians and 32 Israelis.
The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games is underway at Glasgow's Celtic Park.
Singer and performer John Barrowman kicked off proceedings.
A 46-year-old man arrested by officers investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has been bailed.
The man was earlier arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Athletes have taken to Twitter to share their excitement ahead of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Team Scotland swimmer Martin Cremin tweeted a picture of him in his kilt:
The England judo team tweeted a picture of them in their ceremony suits:
Welsh netball player Nia Jones also tweeted her excitement at walking out at Celtic Park:
Walking out in front of a sold out Celtic Park tonight wowowowow ??? #pinchme