Rio Olympics 2016 Opening Ceremony

Aug 06, 2016, 15:16 PM IST
People gather to watch the opening ceremony
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People gather to watch the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics on giant screens at the port area, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

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

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

Greece's Sofia Bekatorou carries the flag
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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.

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

Fireworks explode above the Maracana stadium
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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.

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

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

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

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

Chinese athletes hold Chinese and Brazilian flags
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brazil wave as they walk in the arena
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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fireworks explode
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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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