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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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Thousands turn out for Commonwealth flotilla

Over 10,000 people watched the largest flotilla of boats ever to pass through Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations.

Thousands watched as the flotilla sailed through Glasgow. Credit: David Cheskin/PA

Lining the banks of the Clyde they saw 1,900 sailors man the 250-strong fleet as it made its way from Greenock, led by the CalMac ferry Lochinvar.

The fleet ranged from small family cruising yachts to more traditional working boats including the VIC32 Clyde puffer.

James Stuart, chief executive of The Royal Yachting Association Scotland which organised the event said: "We are amazed and absolutely thrilled at the success of the Commonwealth Flotilla."

He added: "We got the sense in the last couple of days that this was going to be a big event but the response that we got from spectators throughout the day has been incredible, and totally beyond our expectations.

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