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Up to 8 million tune in as Commonwealth Games closes

The curtain has come down on an incredible 11 days of Commonwealth Games sporting action in a glittering, star-filled closing ceremony at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

England has topped the medal table of the Commonwealth Games with a total of 174 medals.

Up to 8 million viewers tuned in to see Kylie and a host of other stars close Glasgow 2014, which has been dubbed the "best ever" Commonwealth Games.

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A minute's silence is held for MH17 victims at Games

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond asked the crowd to observe a minute's silence as the Commonwealth games opened as a mark of respect to the victims of the MH17 disaster.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond speaking at the opening of the Commonwealth Games. Credit: Reuters

Mr Salmond said: "In last week's disaster almost one third of the 298 victims were citizens of the Commonwealth, 193 came from our European neighbours in The Netherlands.

"Please rise now, please stand, as we observe a moment's silence to express our condolences and above all our solidarity with the loved ones of all of those of every nationality who lost their lives."

He then thanked the crowd for their show of respect.

All 298 people on board the Malaysian Airlines flight died when it was allegedly shot down over Ukraine last week.

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