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Rio Olympics 2016 kicks off samba style

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    Fireworks explode over the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium

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    The athletes make their entrance during the Opening Ceremony

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    Vanderlei de Lima, former long-distance runner who specialised in marathons lights the Olympic Cauldron

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    The Olympic Cauldron is lit at the Olympic Boulevard

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    Yane Marques, a pentathlon athlete of Brazil carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony

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    Shooter Abhinav Bindra leads Indian contingent as Rio Olympics gets underway. He has won the World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event

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    This part of the Ceremony represents how ships initially came to Brazil

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    This photo shows the "Metropolis" portion of the Ceremony and represents the building of contemporary Brazil

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    Model Gisele Bundchen walks on stage as 'The Girl from Ipanema' during the opening ceremony

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    Dancers perform during the Tropical Nation segment of the Opening Ceremony

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    UK contingent, Andy Murray carries the flag

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    Performers dance at the Geometrization: Arrival of The Africans during the Opening Ceremony

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    The Opening Ceremony at its peak

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    Fireworks explode as dancers perform during the Opening Ceremony

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    The Olympic rings

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    The Olympic flag along with Brazil's flag

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