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Glasgow 2014: Commonwealth Games stamps unveiled

Commonwealth Games stamp Image copyright Royal Mail
Image caption The stamps feature an XX logo which incorporates a Saltire flag

A set of souvenir stamps is being released to mark this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The set, available from 17 July, will feature swimming, cycling, squash, judo, netball and athletics.

The design of the European airmail stamp has been unveiled, with the Glasgow 2014 logo and XX - denoting the 20th Games. One of the numerals doubles as the Saltire flag.

The Games will run from 23 July to 3 August.

The medals which athletes will compete for at the Games were also unveiled earlier this week.

Organisers revealed that more than 1,380 medals would be awarded at 261 medal ceremonies.

Image copyright Glasgow 2014
Image caption The silver, gold and bronze medals were designed for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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