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First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony

First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
The Burj Khalifa, formerly the Burj Dubai, was officially opened on Jan 4, 2010. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
A spectacular fireworks, laser and water display was held. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
Men parachuted from the top of the world's tallest tower. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
The height of the Burj Khalifa was finally revealed to be 828m tall. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, opened the building. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
Thousands of people packed the Downtown Burj Dubai area to watch the ceremony. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
Fireworks exploding from the Burj Khalifa can be seen for miles. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
The building towers above the other buildings on Dubai's skyline. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
Sheikh Mohammed and other officials at the opening ceremony. (ITP Images)
First photos from Burj Khalifa opening ceremony
Burj Khalifa also boasts the highest swimming pool, place of worship and observation deck in the world. (ITP Images)