Great Photos of the Baku Olympiad Opening Ceremony - Thanks to David Llada

Azerbaijan Girls! Waiting for the start of the Opening Ceremony.

Singing the National Anthem of Azerbaijan - A Wonderful Vocal Performance!

Fantastic dance performances - easily one of the best Opening Ceremonies in the history of Chess Olympiads!

The grand finale to a very memorable evening! 

Finally, the drawing of lots by the leading teams in both Women and Open sections - China's Hou Yifan and the Chief Arbiter with Russia's Vladimir Kramnik

As expected of a most gracious host, FIDE was given due respect by the organisers


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