Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony

Aug 06, 2016, 15:16 PM IST
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People gather to watch the opening ceremony

People gather to watch the opening ceremony

People gather to watch the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics on giant screens at the port area, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Abhinav Bindra carries the flag of India

Abhinav Bindra carries the flag of India

Abhinav Bindra carries the flag of India during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Abhinav Bindra carries the flag of India

Abhinav Bindra carries the flag of India

Abhinav Bindra carries the flag of India during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Team India arrives

Team India arrives

Team India arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Greece's Sofia Bekatorou carries the flag

Greece's Sofia Bekatorou carries the flag

Greece's Sofia Bekatorou carries the flag as her team parades during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Anna Meares carries the flag of Australia

Anna Meares carries the flag of Australia

Anna Meares carries the flag of Australia during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Fireworks explode above the Maracana stadium

Fireworks explode above the Maracana stadium

Fireworks explode above the Maracana stadium during the opening ceremony of the Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Shaune Miller carries the flag of Bahamas

Shaune Miller carries the flag of Bahamas

Shaune Miller carries the flag of Bahamas during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Teymur Mammadov carries the flag of Azerbaijan

Teymur Mammadov carries the flag of Azerbaijan

Teymur Mammadov carries the flag of Azerbaijan during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Team South Africa arrives during the opening ceremony

Team South Africa arrives during the opening ceremony

Team South Africa arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Chinese athletes hold Chinese and Brazilian flags

Chinese athletes hold Chinese and Brazilian flags

Chinese athletes hold Chinese and Brazilian flags as they match in during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Michael Phelps carries the flag of the United States

Michael Phelps carries the flag of the United States

Michael Phelps carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Athletes are introduced during the opening ceremony

Athletes are introduced during the opening ceremony

Athletes are introduced during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Gu Bon-gil carries the flag of South Korea

Gu Bon-gil carries the flag of South Korea

Gu Bon-gil carries the flag of South Korea during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Rosannagh Maclennan carries the flag of Canada

Rosannagh Maclennan carries the flag of Canada

Rosannagh Maclennan carries the flag of Canada during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Andy Murray carries the flag of Britain

Andy Murray carries the flag of Britain

Andy Murray carries the flag of Britain during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil athletes are introduced

Brazil athletes are introduced

Brazil athletes are introduced during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Yane Marques carries the flag of Brazil

Yane Marques carries the flag of Brazil

Yane Marques carries the flag of Brazil during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil wave as they walk in the arena

Brazil wave as they walk in the arena

Members of team Brazil wave as they walk in the arena during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Teddy Riner carries the flag of France

Teddy Riner carries the flag of France

Teddy Riner carries the flag of France during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Team Uruguay arrives

Team Uruguay arrives

Team Uruguay arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Children run with kites representing the dove of peace

Children run with kites representing the dove of peace

Children run with kites representing the dove of peace during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during

The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during

The Olympic flag is carried into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks explode over Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The Olympic and Brazil flag fly

The Olympic and Brazil flag fly

The Olympic and Brazil flag fly during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic flame

Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic flame

Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic flame

Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic flame

Vanderlei de Lima lights the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The Olympic flame burns in Maracana Stadium

The Olympic flame burns in Maracana Stadium

The Olympic flame burns in Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium

Fireworks are seen over Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

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Dancers perform during the opening ceremony

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Artists perform on stage

Artists perform on stage

Artists perform on stage during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jorge Alberto Oliveira Gomes reacts after lighting the Olympic cauldron

Jorge Alberto Oliveira Gomes reacts after lighting the Olympic cauldron

Jorge Alberto Oliveira Gomes reacts after lighting the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Fireworks explode

Fireworks explode

Fireworks explode after Jorge Alberto Oliveira Gomes, right, lighted the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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