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Celebs, world leaders unite for world peace at Central Park

September 28, 2014 12:20 IST

The star power was high at the third annual Global Citizen Festival on Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday with headliners Jay Z and No Doubt and host Hugh Jackman. But even they were eclipsed by some of the world’s most powerful leaders, including India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

Indian PM Narendra Modi hugs Hugh Jackman after delivering a rousing speech at the festival. Photograph: Getty Images


Members of rock band No Doubt pose with actor Hugh Jackman, Global Citizen Project cofounder Hugh Evans, Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, and Jim Young Kim, president of the World Bank. Photograph:@GlblCtzn/Twitter


Fans enjoy the music at the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park. Photograph:@GlblCtzn/Twitter


Country singer Carrie Underwood wows the audiences with her songs at the performance. Photograph: Reuters


Alicia Keys plays the piano and sings her hits at the show. Photograph: Getty Images


Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden make an introduction during the Global Citizen Festival concert in Central Park. Photograph: Reuters


Rapper Jay-Z brings the house down with his performance at the Global Citizen Festival. Photograph: Getty Images