In pictures: Grand opening of Mall of Qatar

Father Emir H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani officially opened The Mall of Qatar
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HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani opened the curtain to mark the official inauguration and took a tour of the mall. (Image: QNA)
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The inauguration was attended by a number of businessmen and a large audience. (Image: QNA)
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A general view of the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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General view at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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Performers at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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Performers at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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Il Divo performs during the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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(L-R) Sebastien Izambard, Urs Buhler, David Miller and Carlos Marin of Il Divo perform during the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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General view at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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Performers at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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Singer Iveta Mukuchyan performs during the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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General view at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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Performers at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)
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Performers at the Grand Opening of The Mall of Qatar at Mall of Qatar in Doha. (Getty Images for Mall of Qatar)