India prepares for the Commonwealth Games
In two days, on Sunday October 3rd, the nineteenth Commonwealth Games will officially
open in New Delhi, India. 72 nations will be sending more than 6,000 athletes to New
Delhi to compete in 17 sports in 26 different venues from October 3rd through the 14th.
Much criticism has been leveled at the host city for its preparation efforts,
as security concerns are high and several incidents occurred recently,
including construction accidents, an outbreak of dengue fever,
and reports of filthy conditions at the Athlete's Village.
Armies of laborers appear to have caught up with many of the demands,
and the opening ceremonies will take place as scheduled on Sunday.
Collected here are recent photographs from New Delhi, India as workers
and athletes prepare for the 2010 Commonwealth Games