HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani inaugurated Mall of Qatar yesterday in the presence of a number of dignitaries and visitors. The ceremony marked the official opening of the mall, which had its soft opening in December last year. Several entertainment programmes, including a performance by leading musical band Il Divo, a Kung Fu show and others, were staged on the occasion. Pictured are the performance by Il Divo and the huge crowd that had gathered on the occasion. PICTURE: Noushad Thekkayil