A Sri Lankan traditional dancer performs in front of a delegation of African countries from the Commonwealth Group of nations visiting Colombo on August 9, 2011. The African delegation were visiting ... more 
A Sri Lankan traditional dancer performs in front of a delegation of African countries from the Commonwealth Group of nations visiting Colombo on August 9, 2011. The African delegation were visiting Sri Lanka to evaluate the island's bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the southern town of Hambantota. Sri Lanka, which is up against Australia's Gold Coast city, plans to spend $4 billion to build new venues and infrastructure to host the event that features up to 17 sports for athletes from 71 countries of former British colonies. Sri Lanka, which is emerging from decades of ethnic conflict amids allegation of war crimes, hopes to use the games as a platform to attract investments to the $50 billion economy. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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