The Sheikh Khalifa stadium is colourfully lit during the opening ceremony of the pan-Arab Games at in the Qatari capital Doha on December 9, 2011. More than 5,000 Arab athletes are participating in the Arab games from December 9 to 24. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Opening ceremonies at the Pan-Arab Games
The Pan-Arab Games opened Friday Dec. 9 in the Qatari capital Doha.