The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games landed in Baku with a spectacular ceremony
As night fell in Baku, the Olympic Stadium was ablaze with light, colour and sound for the opening of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. The bold display highlighted the role of Baku as the midway point between the Western and Eastern worlds.
More than 5,000 local performers and volunteers took part in the two-hour ceremony, which celebrated the history and culture of Azerbaijan as its main theme. Scroll down for images from the beautiful event, taken by Elmar Mustafazadeh.